In November 2015 German artist Angelika Höger, who is currently overseeing a selection of the library at her studios at Artists Unlimited in Bielefeld, visited Cork for a solo show at the Sirius Arts Centre. While in Ireland herself and Helen Horgan presented some short films at The Guesthouse from their ongoing collaboration.
The image above shows a still from ‘Dunkirk'(left) a two-channel film piece Horgan made en route to Bielefeld. Below film maker Matthias Müller is pictured leafing through ‘The Art of Amusing‘ by Frank Bellow and John Grant (1890) (BLF203); a popular title with the Bielefeld artists who have formed a group to work with the book. This is one of a number of regular groups now meeting in The LFTT Library at Angelikas studio in Germany to work with the curated section of the library that remains there until spring 2017.
The image and video file below shows Angelika Höger’s ‘Reading Machine’ created for the presentation at The Guesthouse Sunday November 29th 2015. The Machine is reading ‘Deutsch: Verstehen und Sprechen’ (German: Understanding and Speaking) with Irish Translations by Helmut; Thomas, Ursula; Twaddell, Freeman; O’Connor, Patricia Rehder (1965) (BLF 176).
Video file of the ‘Reading Machine’ below.