Hubert Duprat Catalogue

14 Apr

joshuasantospirito:

Nadine Kessler – who made the beautiful book-design for The Long Weekend in Alice Springs recently designed this art catalogue for the French Artist Hubert Duprat who has something of a retrospective exhibition at MONA in Hobart. The first major exhibition in the English-Speaking world, outside of the French speaking world. It’s an exsquisite book – incredibly refined and despite its restraint and its focus on letting the art speak – actually has quite a character about it. I think it really sings beautifully well with its content. Check it out if you get the chance, its at the MONA shop.

Originally posted on nkd blog:

I’m forever grateful to Mona for having this opportunity to practise my long-forgotten French and also for having been given the job to design Hubert Duprat’s exhibition catalogue. Probably one of the most comprehensive catalogues about the work of this quite shy and witty French artist. Check out the exhibition here :  Mona  … Check out the catalogue here :

Hubert Duprat Catalogue Design – MONA from NKD on Vimeo.

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Sleuth – the delegation

6 Apr

Exhibition at Sawtooth ARI in Launceston, Australia. April 4-26, 2014

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Sleuth: The Delegation
Joshua Santospirito

it would seem that sometime in the last 250 years the fire-farming just stopped. The humans no longer see themselves in the landscape, and consequently they no longer care for the trees, the dirt, the spirit. Now the giants have awoken. These strange and large visitors have come to Canberra to discuss a situation: Australian spirituality is all over the shop! The continent’s psyche appears to be diversifying … this mightn’t be such a good thing.

I don’t reckon this is such a good thing.
And where is Amos? Is he always late for every meeting!!

Exhibition review by Patrick Sutczak (April 2014)

Sleuth is an ongoing series that begins with exhibitions, comics and other crosses into other multimedia. It explores what is happening with the Aussie psyche and soul, a nebulous and amorphous thing.

Joshua Santospirito is an illustrator, musician and multimedia artist who lives in Hobart, Tasmania. His main artistic obsessions revolve around language, anthropology, culture and psychology. His main works in comics have been his very rambling Sleuth series, and the award winning graphic novel The Long Weekend in Alice Springs which he published in 2013 through Sankessto Publications.

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2 Apr

Originally posted on soundklub:

Convergence – a compilation of Hobart noise & experimental music – Volume One
can be bought from the Rough Skies band camp – features Hobart-based noise makers – and will be launched at SKeleven
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image – Sally Rees 2014

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Fluid Prejudice – history anthology

15 Mar

Josh has a piece in this amazing anthology -
Fluid Prejudice is a collection of comics and drawings focusing on underrepresented, marginalised and alternative visions of Australian history.

50 artists, 175 pages
edited by the wonderful Sam Wallman

You can buy it at Sam’s website – PENERASEPAPER

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Pic from the cover of Fluid Prejudice by Hobart’s shockingly good artist Tom O’Hern

The Waldheimerin at the DWF

21 Feb

Look!! This lost little comic of mine has found a home on the digisphere … indeed it’s on a map! Which is nice, because it, unto itself, maps out a route taken by a large female across the island of Tassie and onto the mainland. This piece is part of the ongoing Sleuth series … there will also be a new exhibition of Sleuth in Launceston in April – opening at Sawtooth ARI on April 4th. WOOHOO!!! In fact – the Waldheimerin will be at the exhibition.

To read the entire piece at the Digital Writers’ Festival website – go to http://digitalwritersfestival.com/mapping-the-words/the-waldheimerin/

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Translating comics

15 Feb

On Thursday of this week I’ll be presenting a talk in Hobart at the Tas Writers Centre – Adaptation, comics, cultures.

I’ll be showing some bits and bobs about the process of adapting an academic essay into a long-form comic, the trials, tribulations, headaches and successes. I found this process endlessly fascinating – grappling with this difficult beast involves the mechanics of both mediums involved – prose and comics. I’ll have a chat about the various things that you can and can’t do with both mediums, how emphasis changes and how meanings can shift as you reimagine the same content into a different form.

6:30pm at the meeting room at Salamanca Arts Centre, put on by the Twitch writers group with the assistance of the Tasmanian Writers Centre.

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Joshua Santospirito’s Craig San Roque’s Long Weekend in Alice Springs

3 Feb

joshuasantospirito:

A review of the Long Weekend in Alice Springs by Jonathon Shaw.

Originally posted on Me fail? I fly!:

Craig San Roque, The Long Weekend in Alice Springs, adapted and drawn by Joshua Santospirito (San Kessto Publications 2013)

1lwas In 2004, an essay by Alice Springs psychologist Craig San Roque appeared in the formidably titled volume, The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society, edited by Thomas Singer and Samuel L. Kimbles and published by The Psychology Press in the UK. According to an author’s note, the 16-page essay, ‘A long weekend: Alice Springs, Central Australia

suggests that ancient, habitual, mythically reinforced psychic structures may be repeating themselves autonomously from a basic pattern, rather like a DNA system. Such patterns may be encoded into legends or hieratic dramas associated with specific sites and can be detected by analysing mythologised stories embedded in cultural sites, by analysing how a culture developed (and perverted) the use of primal tools and by noting what cultural groups do…

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