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Kermaire, Christine

Works: 142 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 1,771 library holdings
Genres: Artists' books  Pictorial works  Art  Maps  Illustrated works  Trivia and miscellanea  Death registers  Registers (Lists)  Multiples (Art)  History 
Roles: Author, Signer, Illustrator, Creator, Editor, Artist, Book designer, Publisher, Printer
Classifications: N7433.4.K47, 709.05018
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Human microchip implant & biohacking : universel access/libraries by Christine Kermaire( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En Belgique, des entreprises ont commencé à implanter des puces à leur personnels. L'idée , ce serait la facilité (?), l'accessibilité à l'entreprise, etc ... Ce n'est pas obligatoire. Mais je pense que ces travailleurs n'ont pas le choix, s'ils veulent garder leur emploi. Aussi, pourquoi pas une puce pour contrôler les personnes qui fréquentent les bibliothèques." -- the artist
Euthanasia in kit form by Christine Kermaire( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory of Al-Mutanabbi street by Christine Kermaire( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet "On March 5th 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. Al-Mutanabbi Street is in a mixed Shia-Sunni area. More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Al-Mutanabbi Street, the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, holds bookstores and outdoor bookstalls, cafes, stationery shops, and even tea and tobacco shops. It has been the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community. The Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadside Project has completed its call to letterpress printers after reaching a goal of 130 broadsides from 130 individual printers. Now the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition is issuing a call to book artists to work on a project to "re-assemble" some of the "inventory" of the reading material that was lost in the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street. We are asking book artists to join our project and further enhance the work of the Coalition by honoring al-Mutanabbi Street, by creating work that holds both "memory and future", exactly what was lost that day. This project has brought me into contact with many book artists who responded to our call for broadsides by turning to a nearby letterpress to join our project. I have learned much about their thoughtfulness, dedication, patience, and the tenacity they bring to bear on any project they take on. The more I thought about it, the more I have felt that it is impossible to leave book artists out of this visceral response to the bombing of al-Mutanabbi street. Book artists represent what is intangible between the pages of any book they create, the interior space that they enter, and from which they slowly fashion a book brings to the visible world the myriad emotions of any text, be it their own, or someone else's. The coalition asks each Book Artist who joins the project to complete three books (or other paper material) in the course of a year, books that reflect both the strength and fragility of books, but also show the endurance of the ideas within them. We seek constructions of all the various vessels of the printed word, ones that pay homage to the truth that can rest between any two covers. We are looking for work that reflects both the targeted attack on this "street of the booksellers" as well as the ultimate futility of those who try to erase thought. As in our broadside project, we will be donating one complete set of 130 responses to this call to the Iraq National Library in Baghdad. The other two sets will be used in conjunction with shows of the broadsides as well as in shows of their own. Each book artist will have one year from the date they join the project to complete their three books. The books need not be the same, but can be concurrent reflections of their own thinking on this bombing, including a representation of what books mean, and have always meant, to any people. The inventory of al-Mutanabbi Street was as diverse as the Iraqi population, including literature of both Iraq and the Middle East, history, political theory, popular novels, scholarly works, religious tracts, technical books, poetry, mysteries ; even stationery and blank school notebooks could be purchased on this street, as well as children's books, comics, and magazines. Arabic was of course the predominate language but books in Farsi, French, German, and English were also represented. Because books have their own journeys, ones quite unknown to us, I imagine there were a few books in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, or Italian, as well as classic Greek and Latin, Hindi, or even Russian. Your own text for this project can reflect the multiplicity of this linguistic crossroads. This project is both a lament and a commemoration of the singular power of words. We ask that the work move within these parameters. We hope the books created will use al-Mutanabbi and its printers, writers, booksellers, and readers, as a touchstone. We hope that these books will make visible the literary bridge that connects us, made of words and images that move back and forth between the readers in Iraq and ourselves. These books will show the commonality of al-Mutanabbi Street with any street, anywhere, that holds a bookstore or cultural institution. And that this attack (part of a long history of attacking the printed word) was an attack on us all. The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition is not an anti-war project, nor is it a healing project. The coalition feels that until we truly see what happened on this one winding street of booksellers and readers, on this one day in Baghdad, until we understand all the implications of an attack on the printed word and its writers, printers, booksellers and readers, until we see that this is our street, until then, we cannot truly move forward. Understanding this one day may also help us understand our own role in helping to create the still open wounds that exist on the cultural and literal body of Iraq. The Book Artist, Sarah Bodman, has agreed to work on this project as co-curator with me. I could not ask for a more steadfast partner in this project. Here are some details from Sarah Bodman for "An inventory of al-Mutanabbi street" call for artists' books contributions: Please could you produce your book in an edition of 3, by any means: hand printed, digital, POD etc. Do feel free to make as many more of the edition as you want to use/sell however you want, we are asking for three copies in total to be donated to the project. Any kind of format that would normally be found on a street of booksellers, this is a broad call for any kind of paper-based artist's bookwork for example: Pamphlet books, zines, newspapers, miniature books, paperback, hardback, etc., folded and sewn or stapled sheets. Altered books, if artists want to make these, they can be 3 different versions or an edition of 3. Please make sure they are robust, not too heavy, and able to close for packing/transport (so that they are no bigger than the size of an average hardback novel when shut). Please remember that the books will tour for a while, with national and international exhibitions and a complete set will be sent to the Iraq National Library, so please keep them as light as possible to help save postage costs. If you produce any large newspaper-type bookwork, please allow for it to be rolled for transit. Also please do not include anything in the books that could hold up their transit through customs such as metal, currency, food, dried plants, dead insects etc. (this may sound strange but has happened with touring book shows before). If you're not sure please ask ! An Inventory Of Al-Mutanabbi Street, Beau Beausoleil - Curator (North and South America, Canada, The Middle East) [email protected], Sarah Bodman - Curator (Europe, The Middle East, and Asia), [email protected] Contact either one of us, from any other Book Artist worktable around the globe !! This call to Book Artists commences on Sept 1st, 2010 and runs until Sept 1st, 2011. Book Artists will have one year from the date they respond to the call to complete their work. Thank you !"
Flight textile book two by Christine Kermaire( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 8 laminated cards: description of the cemetery; plan of the cemetery; two pictures of shadow of monument on grass in cemetery; three pictures of "Installation Golf Chateau de la Tournette;" picture documenting a related installation by the artist at Rockerill Marchienne au Pont, Charleroi, Belgium, February, 2008. Also includes booklet (12 pages) of laminated cards (9 x 21 cm) depicting the book "The silent host," by Christine Kermaire
Resilience of Al-Mutanabbi Street by Christine Kermaire( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 5th, 2007 a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, holds bookstores and outdoor bookstalls ... Now the al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition is issuing a call for book artists to work on a project to "re-assemble" some of the "inventory" of the reading material that was lost in the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street
I listen to the snow shrouding me forever = Ik luister naar de sneeuw die me eeuwig begraaft = J'écoute la neige m'ensevelir, infiniment by Christine Kermaire( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs are of an installation on the golf course at Château de la Tournette, Nivelles, Belgium, Sept. 2010
The silent host = De zwijgende menigte = La multitude silencieuse by Christine Kermaire( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and documents the Ardennes American Cemetery, Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium
Vaccination in patch form by Christine Kermaire( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray textile containing 25 laminated panels of text and images, sealed with a Velcro band
Ufology keepsake by Christine Kermaire( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survival phylactery yarvis syndrom by Christine Kermaire( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expurgated by Christine Kermaire( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper opens up in shape of pyramid with photograph of mine in trapezoid box. Words printed on slivers of paper inserted into a tea bag and issued in resaleable plastic bag. All the contents are contained in a cardboard enclosure
Catalogue 2001 artist' books bookworks by Christine Kermaire( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DNA collector book : live can damage your health = Livre collecteur d'ADN : vivre peut nuire à votre santé by Christine Kermaire( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quipou by Christine Kermaire( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In memory of the unknown soldier by Christine Kermaire( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coda Scala-Santa 2000 by Christine Kermaire( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World libraries of artist'books : 1 april 2007-2017 by Christine Kermaire( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cenotaph : Poussière de culte by Christine Kermaire( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each page of this artist's book has a b&w photograph mounted in the centre, surrounded by Egyptian hieroglyphics hand-etched into a layer of 'sand'. Book is mounted on the inside front cover of a portfolio covered with dark gray wool cloth (30 x 30 cm.). On the inside back cover is flat resin sculpture protected by a removable clear plexiglass plate and a folded cotton nightgown, held in place by a black elastic band. On the front cover of the portfolio is mounted a metal air vent (15 x 15 cm.); the slots reveal the title and author
Imagerie by Christine Kermaire( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover description: "Inclusion dans du polyester d'un film graphique comportant des croix enserrées par un entrelacs, bordant un carré troué en son centre et deux baguettes de mikado."--Taken from Kermaire's "Catalogue 2001 Artist'Books Bookworks."
Beachy Head by Christine Kermaire( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livre est constitué d'une succession de clichés couleurs pris lors de l'approche de Beachy Head. Beachy Head est un promontoire bordé de falaises blanches très escarpées qui se repèrent de loin en mer et est signalé en avant par un phare placé à la pointe du cap situé entre Brighton et Dover en Angleterre. Chaque photo a été tirée lors du relèvement au GPS ; Le relèvement tracé au fur et à mesure sur la carte marine (voir calque) est repris à côté de chaque photo avec les annotations inscrites sur le livre de bord. En regard de chaque cliché, le lecteur visualise son itinéraire par l'apparition de croix minutées, reliées par un trait sur un fond blanc anonyme (l'eau). Le livre reprend en français et en anglais la description de la pointe de Beachy Head et un extrait du livre de bord représentant le temps de passage (1 heure) de la pointe. Les feuillets et un extrait de la carte marine (calque) sont cousus sur un ruban fixé à un treillis en fibre de verre. L'ensemble est attaché au support par le passage d'un cordon entre les boucles du ruban et le tuyau souple intégré dans la couverture. Le livre est placé dans une pochette en tissu
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Alternative Names
Christine Kermaire Christine Kermaire Belgian, born 1953