Peter Maybury, Make Ready

A new book and an exhibition of work by Peter Maybury, at The Library Project, 5-22 March 2015.

Thursday 5 March, 6pm
discussion with printer Marcel Meesters
exhibition opening and book-launch
opened by Gerard Byrne
followed by drinks reception

Make Ready
book
written and designed by Peter Maybury
edited by Tom dePaor
text filtering Dennis McNulty
co-published by Gall Editions and Ways&Means for OFFSET2015
Printed by MM Artbook printing & repro

Peter Maybury
opening speaker (main stage)
OFFSET2015
10am, 6 March 2015

Make ready is an exhibition of Peter Maybury’s studio output over a twenty year period. Rather than a retrospective, it provides an overview of the nature and output of his practice, one which he regards fundamentally as a joint-venture. Each undertaking is a collaboration, whether with artists, musicians, architects, printers, programmers, curators, writers, readers or audience. Using the simple mechanism of a shelf to gather and compress information, the exhibition expands for the visitor as they interact with it by browsing and removing items from storage on the shelves for further interrogation. At the core of Peter’s work is this aspect of capture, storage and release. On the shelves are arranged books and prototypes, records & CDs, printed ephemera and artifacts from the process of making, and folders of project documentation. Nearby, a laptop plays out a looped sequence of film, video and audio works.

An accompanying book serves as reader to the exhibition, expanding on the nature of, and strategies at work in Peter’s practice.

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