Burnt Books is an evocative theme conjuring all kinds of imagery of loss and ephemera, memory, and the sharing of stories at a time when we are on the eve of dramatic changes in how words themselves are passed on and stories told. Conflicting perceptions on the meaning of ”death of print,” losses within the publishing industry and yet a rise of interest in small press publishing and new digital, interactive storytelling forms. The book may be burning (literally made of light not paper, online, eBooks etc.. ) yet it is not consumed by the flame; it is transformed, reincarnated, rejuvenated. Kamenetz addresses the transformative and healing power of storytelling and books in whatever form. We look forward to seeing your interpretations of this theme.
Format: Mail Art, all media
Size: Standard post card, A4
Deadline: 1 January 2011
Exhibition & Documentation: Works will be scanned and published on this site. No fee, no jury, no return, online documentation.
Online exhibition will be promoted on the Nextbook Press and Tablet Magazine websites, Facebook, and Twitter. There will be an exhibition of works in New York City at a location to be announced.
ATTN: Margarita Korol
295 Lafayette Street, Suite 501
New York, New York 10012