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Defining Library Interventions

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Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Joanna Geldard

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Joannaleahgeldard Services for this intervention are informed by a practice of drawing and installation, using textiles and textile installation to explore embroidery, cloth, skins, and the fragmented body. The integrated approach of considering both theory and practical conceptions would support themes on the fragmented body and the uncanny. Applied to […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Madeleine Walton

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Madeleine Walton : Embroidery I will go to Leeds for you. I will go to the Library of the Leeds College of Art for you. I will find all the books on embroidery in the library for you. I will make a selection of the library books on embroidery for […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Isabella Streffen

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Isabella Streffen : Special Agent Special Agent Dear Dr. Kivland Your call for agents in Leeds Library has recently come to my attention. I know my application is after the deadline, but I hope my plea for inclusion will fall on generous ears. My lateness is caused by too many […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Holly Stevenson

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Agent Holly Stevenson : Dear Rouge Dear Sharon I would like to propose that at the bidding of your red lipstick I should attend the Leeds College of Art Library where as a dutiful female ‘agent’ I shall research the idea that writing postcards and lipstick share a language in […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Rachel Smith

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Rachel Smith : Library Intervention Dear Sharon I write as a willing agent, submitting my proposal for your approval as my potential master. In order to fulfill my role, I resolve to use literary research and close analysis of library books, which I anticipate finding at Leeds College of Art […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Katya Robin

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Katya Robin I propose to act as your Trustee, to work in a self-directed manner for the stated benefit of the project (your Library Intervention). I will commence by investigating the Photo Books and Artists’ Books collections at the two library sites. I plan to review books and other sources […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Catherine Linton

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Catherine Linton : Faith’s whistle I, Faith Hershaft,1 chalk, white wench, slave,2 of age, four tens or so, smile, bare, good set of teeth, put self (head to toe, shred of soul) up for sale. By X sign, black mark, ink bond, I’ll be bound, twelve spring days, on the […]

Library Interventions. A Call for Agents: Sharon Kivland’s Proposal

As part of LIBRARY INTERVENTIONS at LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART, Sharon Kivland issued the following A CALL FOR AGENTS: While I would like nothing better than a month in a library (I had the luxury of a whole day working in the British Library recently), following the kind invitation from Leeds College of Art Library, […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Lou Hazelwood and Jo Ray

Your invitation for surrogates to gather and impart knowledge relates directly to practice we are developing which explores the struggle to communicate; specifically how this manifests in spoken language, graphic, and text. The two set Venn diagram (where the intersection, the common property, is an ellipse) is recurring motif, a structure through which we speculate, […]


Writing Visuals Collaboration

Books On Books

Curated by Robert Bolick

sebastiane hegarty

an audio visual notebook

Ensixteen Editions

Unlocking the cabinets


~ notes from my studio ~ thoughts about drawing ~ books read ~ work seen ~ music heard ~ places explored ~ conversations with artists ~

Words and Pictures

By Lesley Guy

Boats for difficult times

our evolving relationship with boats

Painters on Paintings

A conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.

Urban travel tales

by Lisa Samloglou

The Halt

Silt and shingle. Prose and poems by Brian Lewis

Grilled fish

Unlocking the cabinets

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller