The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections. The JFABC brings together close to ten thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other intimate works of art created by artists of local, national, and international significance. Focusing on materials published from the 1960s to the present, it is complemented by collections of reference works and exhibition catalogues to support in-depth research on artists’ publishing.
The artist uses “the waterfall flip book form and one loose sheet to visualize” the juxtaposition of two different sounds: that of conversation (jibber jabber) and a heartbeat (lubb dupp). Through typ... Read more
“While Blinking Repeatedly is a performative text installation and removal, the solicitation of a performance by a reader, a book, a slide-projection installation, and a partially destroyed cast-metal... Read more
A postcard flip book featuring photographs of the artist’s grandmother taken by his grandfather.; Created in memory of the two, that they may continue their lifelong dream of traveling the world after... Read more
Documenting Chicago Millennium Park Project, Jay Pritzker Pavilion's construction from groundbreaking through completion. Using a stationary camera set across the street shooting one photograph e... Read more
"Solarball is an 8-volume flick book utilizing the solarizing qualities of positive and negative images and drawing on the artist's history of making handmade film and digital animations. So... Read more
Collaboration between Jia Zhao and Avital Meshi. "A work about the communication between two foreign women. Using cups, strings and body interactions, we invented a new way to communicate. During... Read more