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Paper: "The Book - A Mute Object? Sound in Artists' Books"
This paper will comprise books as sound notations, orchestrations of time and space and books-instruments. It will survey wide spectrum of relations between sound and artists' books.
JOANNA HOFFMANN was born in 1968 in Poznan, Poland. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan where she received an M.A. Diploma (with distinction) in 1992 and a Doctorate in Visual Arts from the Department of Multimedia Communication in 2000. Hoffmann has been a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan since 1997 working in the field of artists' books, installation, sound and video and is the co-runner of ON Gallery in Poznan. Hoffmann's recent solo exhibitions include “Tones & Whispers,” AT Gallery, Poznan, Poland (2005); “Between Distances”, Galerie Horst Dietrich, Berlin (2004); “Beyond the line of eyelids. Travel," XX1 Gallery, Warsaw (2004); and "Harmonia Mundi - exercises in perspective", Kingsgate Gallery, London (2002). Recent group exhibitions include "Cybersonica” Dana Centre, Science Museum, London (2005); "WRO 05 11th International Media Art Biennale," Wroclaw, Poland (2005); “Inner and Outer Perspectives,” Callendar Park Gallery, Falkirk Scotland (2004); “The Art of the Ten,” Rathausgalerie, Munchen, Germany (2004); “Bread Matters” - Museum of Water, Lisbon, Portugal (2003). Hoffman has produced an extensive number of book and video works, and has her art in the collections of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland; London Institute, Chelsea College of Art and Design, England; The Bristol Art Library, England; the Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland; King Stephen Museum, Szekesfeher, Hungary; Shin Gallery Collection, Hiroshima, Japan; and the International Collection of Contemporary Creative Artists’ Books, Marseille, France. In 2004 she received a residency from the Art Omi International in Ghent, New York, USA.