IRIS II: Launch & Exhibition

On 26th & 27th November we held a launch party and temporary exhibition for IRIS II at OVADA in Oxford. We’d like to thank the large number of people that made the trip (in sub-zero temperatures) to support and celebrate with us.

The event included free flowing wine of two varieties, miniature(!) French beers, a moderate number of balloons, and most importantly, some fantastic readings from Camille Ralphs (‘Pillow Cases’, IRIS I), Harry Long (‘Frédéric de l’Éducation sentimentale’ IRIS II) and a sneak preview into the third and final edition with Dom Leonard reading from his poem, ‘Sunrise, A Translation.’

The exhibition featured the work of Ros Ford, Lauren Baldwin, Lucy Jonas and Josefin Meijer, as well this edition’s two comix creators Dom Davies and Bruno Schillinger. Not only did this enable our readers to encounter these contributions in the flesh, but also to see them within a wider context of other work.

We would like to say a special thank you everybody who was involved in reading or exhibiting. While photos will follow, for now you will have to put up with our (manically) happy faces.

 

IRIS I: An Exhibition

One of the core tenets behind our original conception of IRIS was to encourage an encounter with the physical page and its contents. With that in mind, IRIS: An Exhibition was meant as a celebration of the visual works included in the first edition: a showcase of the sculptures, photography and comix.

The idea behind the exhibition was to enable those who hadn’t yet had a chance to purchase a copy the opportunity to encounter the works in an immediate sett1ing, while for those who had read it, a new experience to see the works in their pre-print state. Thank you to all those who came to the exhibition, it was an excellent evening.


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