Los fotocollages de Janice Hathaway

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Many thanks to José Miguel Perez Corrales for posting an article about my exhibition Liquid Solaris at Fundación Eugenio Granell on his blog Surrealismo Internacional.

Los fotocollages de Janice Hathaway

Eternal Improvisation

La exposición que en mayo celebró Janice Hathaway en la Fundación Eugenio Granell dejó un magnífico catálogo, muy rico de contenido y lleno de fotos documentales y reproducciones espléndidas de muchas de sus obras.

En el texto más extenso, Ruurdje Laarhoven hace un detallado recuento de su trayectoria vital y artística, que interesa sobre todo por su etapa juvenil en Alabama, tiempos de afirmación y revuelta, primero en el grupo dadaísta-patafísico Raudelunas y luego en el propiamente surrealista Glass Veal, con Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith y otros amigos abiertos a todo tipo de expresiones, y en particular a la sonora y a la plástica. Posteriormente, Janice Hathaway se sumaría a las actividades del Grupo Surrealista de Chicago.

Orientada desde siempre al grabado y al collage, Janice Hathaway llega por fin al collage digital, en  cuyo terreno innova la imagen con gran fuerza poética, como comenta Laurens Vancrevel en el ensayo más importante de este catálogo, que se abre con una reflexión sobre la digitalización de la imagen. Se ha traducido también el artículo de Franklin Rosemont publicado en Surrealist subversions (la antología del surrealismo del grupo de Chicago elaborada en 2002 por Ron Sakolsky) y hay textos de LaDonna Smith y Davey Williams, aquella comentando tres de los collages de la artista. Sus amigos Merl Fluin y Paul Cowdell, por su parte, crean un juego surrealista con sus collages. (read more on his blog)

The Archaeology of Hope

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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF HOPE
a Surrealist exhibition of objects excavated from the future
on Small Hope Beach, Shanklin
Isle of Wight, England
Saturday 17 – Friday 23 June

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Both events devised and presented
by members of the international Surrealist movement
from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, the UK, the USA and New Borneo

SURREALISM IS WHAT WILL BE

Brief Report of Jeonju International Sori Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2016

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Reflecting on the trip to Korea with International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM)

By LaDonna Smith

I realize the amazing surreality of leaving Alabama to go forward in time by going West to go East, to realize a skip of clearly a day, ahead to another day and finding myself as darkness fell in Seoul, Korea where traffic rushes like a hive of ants, constant moving, weaving or stagnated, meticulously working one’s way from one place to the other, headlights lining ribbons in strings like beaded holiday lights, multilayered and strung by the thousand millions over moving wheels, carrying humans to places far, near, or nowhere. Stunning grid of multilayered bridges transporting streams of moving vehicles beyond into the black night. Hours later arriving in the black night on street corner anonymous, for who could read the signs, to walk in which direction, leading into the gleaming pitch resonance of a rainy night. A group of umbrellas moved in mass just across the four lane street with median.
Hailing a cab, driver with iphone for GPS, winding around in the night to find a hotel, nowhere, unheard of, hidden and obscure. Ofcourse, we could not have walked, even though we were told it was only 10 minutes away. Who knew the front entrance would not be a door?

Exploring into a parking deck laced & adorned with bizarre ropes hanging partially down over the opening, we stooped under to go inward, the building swallowed the two of us like a whale. Submerged into the dark interior and eventually finding a makeshift lobby, a small concrete hall, a mere counter, coffee pot & elevator to greet weary travelers, or more likely “couples.” Just glad to be somewhere for the night.
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Janice Hathaway’s book for the exhibition Liquid Solaris

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A book, Janice Hathaway, was published as part of her Liquid Solaris exhibition. This bilingual English and Spanish book has an introduction by Natalia Fernandez, a preface and essays by LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams, Laurens Vancrevel, Marcia Morse, and Franklin Rosemont and a “Why/because” game by Merl Fluin and Paul Cowdell. Ruurdje Laarhoven wrote a biography that includes photographs from the early Raudelunas years, dance photographs of Sylvia Toffel, early TransMuseq photographs and current photos of surrealist colleagues.

The book includes two essays by Janice Hathaway. One essay is a step-by-step explanation of her digital process with “screen shots” of the steps, and the second is about how she makes her photo-collages. This essay begins in the 1980s with work made from hand-colored photographic paper, and continues through the development of her digital photo-collage process that she uses today.

There are fifty-two color photo-collages starting with work from 1980s and continuing with a sequence of her photo-collages demonstrating the collage approach ending with her current digital photo-collages.

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The Eugenio Granell Fundación also has copies of the book. To order a book from Europe please visit The Eugenio Granell Fundación store.

Janice Hathaway’s Exhibition Liquid Solaris in Santiago de Compostela Spain

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Janice Hathaway was invited to exhibit her Surrealist collage at The Eugenio Granell Fundación in Santiago de Compostela Spain from May 26 – July 10 2016. Granell’s daughter, Executive Director Natalia Fernandez, extended the invitation as part of a year of women Surrealist exhibitions in honor of her mother and Granell’s wife Amparo Segarra.

Eugenio Granell was the last Spanish Surrealist of the early Surrealist movement. The Eugenio Granell Fundación is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the movement. The Eugenio Granell Fundación opened in 1995 in his home town of Santiago de Compostela and holds 600 of Granell’s paintings along with works by Picabia, Duchamp, Man Ray and Breton and now two photo-collages by Janice Hathaway.

Janice met with the staff from The Eugenio Granell Fundación before the exhibition to discuss framing and the exhibition installation. On the day of the opening, an interview was held in the gallery. The interview was in Spanish so the questions and answers were translated. The Eugenio Granell Fundación board members, staff and the Galician community attended the opening reception.

My drummer is my conscious

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For Paul Cowell,
September 21, 2014

Collage by Janice Hathaway

My drummer is my conscious

My drummer is my conscious
Floating silently along a bed of roses.
Good morning sweetie, it’s going to be a glorious day,
Skinned with a rough bark-like substance impervious to weather.
Because of gun shots and thunder
Once the sound of my drum catches their attention they cannot keep their feet on the ground,
giving rise to the notion of the flying dog.

A large swan that uses her beak to drum.
I was in seventh heaven when my drummer found me.
Ringing, rat-a-tat-ting with little fluttering notes that fade away slowly.
The horrors of the war, the whispers of the leaves, the roll of the waves.
Their hearing is so astute they can hear the smallest flutters as a shout for attention.
When pinned down and catapulted off into the night sky.