S/F exhibition:
19 June–26 October 2014
split/fountain at the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno
as part of the OFF Program

Governor’s Palace, Moravské náměstí 1a
Brno, Czech Republic

distracted-workshop: may change
a split/fountain collaboration with Xin Cheng, Jack Hadley, Layla Tweedie-Cullen (NZ) Jayme Yen (US); presenting actions by Chris Berthelsen, Nell May (NZ) Anne Fenton, Kristin Posehn (US)

We offer carry-on tables and foldable chairs, for futurist thought forms and learning-bay function; costumes for kinder-art; follies for leaning; stop-motion school house for stilt-walking free-time; and rigorously nuanced instructional play. Furthermore thought-trees and speculative clay will follow through models with stick-charts supporting. If clay-scale and brain-mud fashioning speech, then colour for diagrams, and annotate feelings for charting display. Demountable, mobile, performing array; tool-being art-class, design maps for all; invent for distraction, collate for next station, game-board configuring, design show for touring; frameworks in score-line with paint-and-draw screen wall; discursive convivial, whenever will fabricate, game-plan for several will liberate many.

Words by Allan Smith


24 June 2014
split/fountain at Motto Berlin
Publication launch: distracted-reader #1 and #2 (split/fountain publishing)
and presentation by Layla Tweedie-Cullen

distracted-reader is a new publication series that seeks readerly parkour through selected terrain of art and design. We see rhythmised literacies of image, text, and concept. distracted-reader does thinking as making, and print design as speculative thought. With general art monographs as coffee-table artefacts, and university presses not funding conjecture, distracted-reader notes accented sequencing. Less clarion call to a vanishing new, more through-lines with incidents and discernible increments; writing and thinking as marked-up copy; stuttered narration; material views.

distracted-reader #1 Mixtures: Xin Cheng and Allan Smith.

distracted-reader #2 A ridge, a section, an existing boundary, additions, a removed partition. A floor; concrete (where possible): Michael Parr, Blaine Western, Michelle Menzies, Lance Pearce, and Henry Babbage.

Editors: Allan Smith, Layla Tweedie-Cullen
Designer: Layla Tweedie-Cullen
distracted-reader identity with Jayme Yen
Publisher: split/fountain, 2013
Format: printed with Risograph
Edition: 300