Category art

Smock

Hot on the heels of ‘Mox Nox’, the Institute of Electric Crinolines are delighted to announce the publication of Redell Olsen’s new chapbook, ‘Smock’. Printed in an edition of 200 numbered copies, with full colour printing of image and text through, the book is 28 pages long. The book is framed by an epigraph from Luce […]

Mox Nox

The Institute are delighted to announce publication of Redell Olsen’s new book ‘Mox Nox’. The book was handmade in an edition of 10 copies for BOOKMARE project 2, ‘of average sunlight’, currently on show in Kingsgate Studios, London. Set in Gill Sans and Copperplate, printed on Canelletto 160 and tracing paper, the edition features photosensitive adhesive […]

Solar Commune

The Institute are delighted to announce the publication of Drew Milne’s latest book, well booklet really. It’s called ‘solar commune’ and it’s just a tad under A6 in dimensions, printed on handmade papers, using writing by Drew and photographs he took in the Luberon, France, in the summer of 2016. The photographs are of a secretive community […]

lichen sayings

An unprecedented surge in votes for lichens has persuaded some here at the Institute that it might be worth sharing a few of the many proverbs, aphorisms and otherwise abbreviated sayings that make up lichen folklore. Drew Milne, curator of the Institute’s lichen research section, is currently applying for grants like it’s going out of […]

Visual Poetics Exhibition: Cambridge

English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge Curated by Redell Olsen  

News from the youth section

Younger members of the Institute often confuse juvenilia with juvenalia, but research into seasonal forms of transport goes ahead regardless. With the count down in full swing, the relation between the advent calendar and the number of shopping days till Xmas is one among a number of critical debates. Other pressing questions include: a) how […]

Burnt Laconics Bloom

Poetry chapbook by Drew Milne from Oystercatcher Press now out. Included is ‘coo cow cowpers’, first glimpsed on these Institute pages. Asked about commitment to mixed metaphors and whether burnt laconics really do bloom, we at the Institute splutter: they do, they do, and then, as if more lyrically: I do, I do. At this […]