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EXILE Books Presents Portable Editions at HistoryMiami

TROPICAL RISO (Re) Production of the Tropics
Exhibition on view April 30th

During the early twentieth century, local landowners and developers launched advertising campaigns to attract inhabitants to South Florida. Their marketing materials coopted and eroticized our tropical landscape, mass-producing images of alluring beaches, exotic plants and animals, untamed landscapes with modern infrastructure, and sunshine itself for its ‘health-building’ qualities.

Reproductions were printed with effects similar to that of a Risograph machine: a cost efficient and environmentally-friendly printer that functions as a hybrid between screenprinting and a photocopier with soy-based inks, which creates unique prints with subtle variations. (Re) Production of the Tropics uses the risograph to re-appropriate this imagery preserved within HistoryMiami’s archive again in an effort to re-tell the story of our tropical metropolis today.

Events:

April 10th 12-3pm | Riso 101 workshop to attend register here
As part of Portable Editions’ exhibition (Re) Production of the Tropics join us to re-appropriate and re-interpret imagery preserved within HistoryMiami’s archive in an effort to tell stories of our tropical metropolis today.

April 30th 12pm | Live Riso printing during The Miami Zine Fair
Come out and learn how the Riso, a stencil duplicator, works and participate in our collaborative zine “Tropical Riso”.

Location info:

HistoryMiami
101 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33130

Portable Editions: LAB at Girls’ Club

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In conjunction with the current exhibition Self-ProliferationPortable Editions LAB  will set up shop at Girls’ Club as a Printer in Residence during March 2016.

We’ll offer workshops for artists to explore this unique printing process and discuss concepts surrounding small batch printing editions and artist books. Workshops are open to students, artists and the general public. A small materials fee applies to each. To register click here.

February 27th – 7pm
Artists talk with Portable Editions

Join us as we talk about our Printer Residency at Girls’ Club: Mission, projects and upcoming workshops. Come to check out our Riso Machine.

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March 4th 1-4pm
Riso 101 Workshop at Girl’s Club

The Riso machine seems a copier, but it is much more. An eco-friendly printing system close to screen printing that creates small productions cheap and fast with interesting color effects.

Participants will learn theoretical, technical and practical introduction to Risograph printing. Explore possibilities of self-publishing for artists, (color) printing effects. Printing demonstration will be available.

Workshop participants will be invited to create/design their own page to be included in a collaborative piece. You’ll take home a sample poster of your work.

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Artists Book + Self-Publishing Workshop at Girl’s Club

This workshop is for artists, designers and cultural agents with or without previous experience in artists’ books. Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer of Portable Editions will guide you to envision the book format as a public space and to explore aspects of you artistic practice in new ways.

Publications are indispensable tools for the communication of artistic discourse, ideation and implementations of ideas. As such self-publishing is a practical way of encapsulating these concepts and making them available to a wider audience. This workshop is dedicated to the production of artists’ books and publications by artists, designers, and cultural agents with different levels of experience in artists’ books.

Through a variety of projects we will explore the use of narrative, image editing and layout design. Participants will make their own zine and one spread will be printed with the Riso machine to give you a taste of what the Riso can do.

Portable Editions reserves the right to use images created for promotional purposes

What to bring: A book that you love! Think about the image and text relationship, format, paper, etc. Be ready to share with the group why you think the book is successful. Bring something that you find inspiring. There might be an element that you want to emulate.
Elements that you want to work with such as: copies or original drawings, photos, collage elements, text, anything that you would be comfortable cutting and adding to your book.
Lunch! Girls’ Club will have snacks, water, tea and coffee on available.

$50 registration fee

Location info:

Girls’ Club 
117 NE 2 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Portable Editions: LAB at Laundromat Art Space

During the month of January join Portable Editions LAB at Laundromat Art Space in Little Haiti where we will showcase a month of zine making events, Riso-related workshops and view Multiple Formats an exhibition curated by PE: LAB where samples of a variety of zines and artists books formats will be explored and highlighted. Come out and learn how the Riso a stencil based duplicator works and participate in our collaborative zine part of poster and zine series “Tropical Riso” during the exhibition opening night on January 15th.

Calendar of Events:

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January 15th – 6-8pm
Multiple Formats Opening reception/walkthrough
Tropical Riso: Collaborative Zine participatory instant zine-making

Learn how the Riso machine works and Participate in our collaborative zine part of poster and zine series “Tropical Riso”. We invite you to create pages, drawing with ink and then duplicate your drawing with the Riso Machine making books onsite and you can take a copy. Instant book making!

January 23 th -1-3:30pm
Riso 101 Workshop 

Fee $10 

The Risograph machine seems a copier, but it is much more. It is an eco-friendly printing system close to screen printing that creates small productions cheap and fast with interesting color effects.

Join us to learn theoretical, technical and practical introduction to Risograph printing. Explore possibilities of color and other printing effects. Printing demonstration will be available.

January 30th – 1-4pm
Artists Book + Self-Publishing Workshop
Fee $ 50

This workshop is dedicated to the production of artists’ books and art publications by artists. We’ll guide you to envision the book format as a public space and to explore aspects of you artistic practice in new ways. This workshop will go through general to more practical items such as printing, editing, production and distribution. We will look at different techniques and reproduction systems, to open a dialogue between manual, mechanical and digital methods. Participants will received 10 copies of 1 selected page of their project.

*Book printing fees not included. Printing quotes based on you project available.
**Bring any images, drawings, photographs and materials you have been working with that you would like to include in the planning phase of your book.

Location info:

Laundromat Art Space
5900 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33137

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Saturday, November 19 & Sunday 20, 2015

Join Portable Editions: LAB Saturday, December 19th & Sunday, December 20th from 12-3 PM in Coconut Grove, for our “Drive-Thru Zine making station” event as part of Objects of Design-Curated Studio Rally!

Browse our selection of Artists’ books + zines, and make a drawing with us that will be included in a community zine by the end of the weekend. You can drive back on Sunday and pick up a copy that will include your work! We’ll also gift you 5 copies of your drawing make in the Risograph. Instant book and printmaking!

Location info:
2650 Bird Avenue, Miami, FL 33133
Contact: 661-993-2242 and 305-803-7332

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Portable Editions: LAB will be part of Museum of Art + Design at Miami Dade College BAZAAR BAR: featuring local artists, for a unique one day cultural market taking place at the Miami Book Fair International from 10 a.m until 6 p.m. Check our RISO machine, learn how this stencil duplicator works and take a sample print with you! Also participate in our collaborative piece part of poster and zine series where we ask you: “What is your favorite story”.

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