BOOKSCAPES

 

 THE WIFI IS WEAK,  hardbacks Belgian & English hand-bound , screen-printing, vinyl letters, stardust, handprinted ribbons, wood, 90x65cm , ©mitrentse courtesy private collection Athens

” HOME IS THE NET” , hardbacks  hand-bound , screen-printing, vinyl letters, stardust, ribbons, wood, 60x 80cm , ©mitrentse  

 

  DENIAL OF SERVICE ”, antique hardbacks, screen printing , vinyl letters, stardust, handprinted ribbons, wood, 117 x125 cm  ©mitrentse

 

    ”BETA -EUscape ”, antique hardbacks, screen printing , vinyl letters, handprinted ribbons, wood, 93 x123 cm  ©mitrentse

 ”Our Mental Space Is The DataBase ”antique hardbacks, vinyl letters ,screen print, ribbons, wood, 100x120cm ©mitrentse  courtesy private collection London

  ” The Wi-Fi Is Weak II ”, antique hardbacks, vinyl letters ,stardust, screen print, ribbons, wood, 70x 90 cm , ©mitrentse

 

”NO -€-SCAPE ” antique hardbacks, vinyl letters ,stardust, screen print, ribbons, wood, 70x 90 cm , ©mitrentse

    ” NO ESCAPE – from INTER-SPACE ”, antique hardbacks, vinyl letters ,stardust, screen print, ribbons, wood, 80x50cm  ©mitrentse

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Bibliophile  & Bookscapes are unique series of collages and mixed media works using book covers from the ongoing project, ‘Add To My Library’, fine hand-printed end-papers, and collectible rare material from the artist’s archive gathered for many years in Europe. With their seductive dog-eared colour corners (Mitrenstse’s trademark gesture) reference pre-Gutenberg manuscript culture, a historical epoch when there was still a premium attached to the act of close reading, and the explosive impact of the printed word was yet to occur. Mitrentse transforms actual hard backs from ‘ATML -Bibliographic Data Flow’ into colourful flat canvases referencing abstract geometric paintings ; on which to explore post-internet text based ‘landscapes’/‘mentalscapes’ and particularly how the digital world seems to function as a ‘referee’ between humans and nature. The works also imply a parallel between the unstable logistics of both scriptorium and ‘E-scapes’ lifestyle, and /or ‘hot’ hastags in response to digital literature, the post-human internet,  the challenge of cyberspace. The history of the book has also emerged as a legitimate, brand new discipline, the beginnings of a specialised and hugely fertile archival recapitulation of the phylum.  Michael Hampton,  Arts Writer – Art Monthly , London

©mitrentse  all rights reserved. This project and its content are copyrighted by(L.I.M.A.) Reproduction of the project, concept, images or articles in whole or in part is strictly forbidden without express written permission of the author and copyright holders.

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