Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press
for Banner Repeater
Bad Review, 2020
C-type print on Mirri Silver Duo Card 285gsm
420 x 594 mm
Edition of 50 + 10APs
…as the economy bites the dust, and you put on your fourth jumper, treat yourself or a loved one to a bleak mid winter treat of yet! another!
by Fiona Banner – our goddess namesake!
…back in 2020 when the entire year got a terrible review Fiona Banner very kindly made a fundraiser print for the Digital Archive of Artists’ Publishing.
We have been very fortunate in recently being awarded HLF funding to continue our work in supporting several small organisations, including the Womens Art Library at Goldsmiths, in building their own archive on the DAAP, so that the fabulous artists’ books held in the collection, can be more widely recognised.
The match funding that we raise through print sales will ensure that an archivist will be at Banner Repeater over the coming year, every Saturday, to assist and answer questions, in the making of many more collections on the DAAP.
Please feel free to donate generously!
The Digital Archive of Artists Publishing (DAAP) is an interactive, user-driven, searchable database of Artists’ Books and publications, that acts as a hub to engage with others, built by artists, publishers, and a community of producers in contemporary Artists’ Publishing, developed via an ethically driven design process and open-data methodology.
A collaborative project, with the support of Wikimedia UK, it is inspired by the site of Banner Repeater’s public Archive of Artists’ Publishing on Hackney Downs train station, with 11,000 people passing a day, in response to the need for a similarly dynamic approach to archiving in an online context.
We have drawn upon the working knowledge of users and archivists alike, to develop a database with sufficient complexity, whilst remaining searchable, that affords multiple histories to develop, confronting issues of authorship and representation, whilst addressing the challenges of cataloguing often deliberately difficult to categorise materials.
DAAP is committed to challenging the politics of traditional archives that come of issues regarding inclusion and accessibility, from a post-colonial, critical gender and LGBTQI perspective. The project will work to ensure an equitable and ethical design process occurs throughout the archive development.
You can find further writing about the DAAP (Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing) below:
by Frances Whorrall-Campbell
Spaces is a series of long-format essays reflecting on the spaces in which we experience art. How do they shape our emotional and intellectual responses to the work? By what means do these contexts generate new (or reinforce old) relations, dynamics, tensions, and desires? How is art integrated into its environments, or distinguished from it?
The Digital Archive of Artists’ Publishing (DAAP): An email conversation with Ami Clarke and Lozana Rossenova and Gustavo Grandal Montero
January 2021 , pp. 13-22