Book launch: Fake Calligraphy
Sunday 26 September 2021
Cinema, ongoing from 11.00 - 18.00
With a soundscape, collective readings and signing sessions at 11.00 and 14.00
Fake Calligraphy is a mobile sculpture consisting of a simple set of metal frames, batik, and tools that are used in repeated collective performances. The sculpture serves as a workshop where patterns based on pseudo-writing are collectively produced.
This book documents a joint making process along with some of the techniques that are applied here, such as dyeing with natural dyes and wax batik. Fake Calligraphy is an ongoing work made by many participants, developed and facilitated by Ada Van Hoorebeke, Maartje Fliervoet, the artistic platform manoeuvre and with contributions by Kato Six and Melissa Gordon.
Amongst other places, Fake Calligraphy was performed and shown at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Kunsthal Gent, and at homes and studio’s of contributors in Ghent, Serekunda, Brussels, The Netherlands and Berlin.
At the book launch the many participants will present excerpts and collectively sign posters and books with iron gall ink. There is a Fake Calligraphy Soundscape made by D’Andrade (Berlin), artist in residency at manoeuvre.
Size: 340x240 mm
Illustrations: colour, B/W, offset
Format: Soft cover
Texts: manoeuvre, Esma Moukhtar, Ada Van Hoorebeke and Fake Calligraphy participants
Editors: Ada Van Hoorbeke, Maartje Fliervoet, Katja Gretzinger, Chris Rotsaert
Text-editing: Eva Peeters
Artists: Maartje Fliervoet, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Kato Six, Melissa Gordon, manoeuvre and Fake Calligraphy participants
Designer: Studio Gretzinger
Published by: Bom Dia Books (Berlin)
Price: 19 euro
manoeuvre is supported by the city of Ghent and the Flemish community. This publication has been financed by a project subsidy from the Flemish community.