Micro Climate Collective @ Root Division

X Libris Closing Reception: Friday, November 30, 2012, 5-8 pm
Curated by MicroClimate Collective: Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil, and Guest Curator Sarah Ratchye
Featuring live readings and interactive book making with San Francisco Center for the Book!

Readers: Kiala Givehand, Wendy Kramer, Bonnie Kwong, Myron Michael, Brian George Vifian, and a special reading of the collaborative sculpture Biblio Babel by Yulia Pinkusevich & Glenna Cole Allee

X Libris is an exhibition exploring the book as a mode of communication in flux. As we transition from the printed page to digital communication, our relationship to print changes as we enter the literary realm of binary code and multi-directional referencing and browsing. Once valued as a solitary activity requiring deep concentration, perusing written language is incrementally measured, and our attention fragmented. X Libris explores the book as a vulnerable, ephemeral, morphing form, in this time of accelerated transition to digital communication and “real-time.”

Artists:
Alexis Arnold
Lauren Bartone
Julia Bradshaw
Laura Chenault
Sarah Christianson
Christine Elfman
Emily Eiffler
Julia Goodman
Matt Gualco
Samuel Levi Jones
Kate Jordahl with Don Drake
Pantea Karimi Michael Kerbow
Wendy Kramer
Steven Vasquez Lopez
Klea McKenna
Camilla Newhagen
Yulia Pinkusevich with Glenna Cole Allee
Maria Porges
Megan Prelinger
Leah Rosenberg
Brian Taylor
Nanette Wylde
Jody Zel

Exhibition Dates: November 7 – December 1, 2012
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6 pm (or by appointment)*
Support for MicroClimate Collective and the publication accompanying the exhibition X Libris is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program.