PechaKucha Presentation

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Russ Maki

President, Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago

The Fine Art of Paper Conservation

PRESENTED ON MAY 25, 2017
IN BATAVIA @ VOL 7

"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."

In "The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.

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Only Paper & Muji scissors

BY KEIKO TSUJI
@ VOL 52 ON MAY 28, 2008

Armed with only a pair of Muji scissors and some paper, Keiko explains the Japanese art of 'kirie' or paper cutting. The presentation slowly unfolds showing how incredibly creative this art can be.

The presentation is in Japanese with some English, but the pictures say it all!

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Light and Coloured Paper Art

BY JILLIAN ELDRIDGE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Thinking about the relationship of light and paper differently, Jillian Eldridge  discovers an interesting and abstract form of art by using light and coloured paper that creates for an interesting use of shadows and reflected light. Listen as she uses this fusioned medium to talk about her artistic pieces introducing people and moths. 

 

 

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PULP: Paper Art Party 2014

BY ROTEM YANIV
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

After last year's success, PULP: Paper Art Party has returned. Led by architect Rotem Yaniv, the fundraising event advocates for sustainable design. The event itself encompasses a live music show within a reclaimed materials art exhibit. All proceeds go towards raising funds to refurbish Street Haven at the Crossroads, a downtown emergency women's shelter. 

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A Paper Tale

BY JACKY CHENG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

"When the eyes temporarily refuse to collaborate with the brain, it usually causes a beautiful paradox."

In "A Paper Tale" from PechaKucha Night Broome, Vol. 3, paper artist Jackie Cheng's works speak for themselves. Grounded in a traditional life, she humbly downplays her mesmerisingly imaginative and intricate paper art, sharing how it is a process of simplicity and quiet reflection. Enjoy!

This was Presentation of the Day on August 6th, 2015. 

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Learning from the Paper Architects of Moscow

BY ROSS ANDERSON
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2016

Ross Anderson shares his journey to explore the Paper Architects of Moscow.

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Augmented Paper

BY JULIE STEPHEN CHHENG & THOMAS PONS
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"We are trying to mix paper and digital"

In Augmented Paper from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Julie Stephen Chheng and Thomas Pons share their recent art collaboration. Stephen Chheng is a graphic designer and Pons, an animation director. They work on projects mixing paper, book design and new technology. In Japan, they work on a project called Uramado: windows in augmented reality.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday July 29th, 2016. 

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My Paper Cut "Kirie"

BY NAOYUKI ISHIGA
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 04, 2016

Naoyuki Ishiga shares his passion outside of work: "kirie", a traditional craft of paper cutting, creating mesmerizing images of shadow and light. Pierce into his mind in this intriguing presentation showcasing some unique techniques of this beautiful art form.

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The Power of Paper

BY FRANK BĂ–LTER
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses.

He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 25th, 2017. 

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Paper Making in Japan

BY REBECCA PRY
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

"They gave us certificates of mastering the art of paper making but then they quickly clarified that we didn't actually master it because it takes years to do so..."

In "Paper Making in Japan" from PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 1, Rebecca Pry shares her story of how she learned to make traditional Japanese paper, washi, while at the Awagami paper making factory in Tokushima, Japan.

Rebecca is a young artist living and working in Warwick, NY. Her work is heavily inspired by the patterns and imagery created by nature and her surroundings. Her designs have been published in books and magazines and have been printed on apparel, accessories, home goods, and stationery.