An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street opens today at the John Rylands Library in Manchester. The exhibition is the result of a project concieved by poet Beau Beausoleil and Artist Sarah Bodman. Book artists were asked to produce work which reflected both the strength and fragility of books, but also showed the endurance of the ideas held with in them.
There will be a curators tour with Sarah Bodman on Tuesday 5th March. If you are unable to visit the show the books can be viewed http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/mainmut12/gallery3.htm
Further infomation about the project which has been running for several years can be found at http://www.al-mutanabbistreetstartshere-boston.com/about.html
Two other sites of interest relating to the show worth visiting include Artist Stephanie Sauer who has made a great video of her contribution http://vimeo.com/57607979 and Anettes blog www.disslin-an.net:
Here you will find a gathering of thoughts, notes, and images which inform my work. A "virtual sketchbook" of projects and ideas as they evolve.