Books as Life: 2024 Member's Exhibition


Janelle Rebel

Janelle Rebel’s post-medium activities span artist’s publications, experimental bibliography, critical graphic design, theoretical writing, performance, and inclusive exhibition making. She studied Visual & Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Library and Information Science at Dominican University, and Fine Arts and Graphic Design at Ball State University.

Making a Walk

Making a Walk explores walking as a form of art making and performances that are intermingled with the daily life of the street. It includes ten original walking scores for amateur or professional performers as well as gives a short history of scripted walking projects from Dadaist visits to proto-Fluxus and Fluxus scores to instruction art affiliated with the do it exhibition project.

Laser printed saddle stitch book

Intro Intro...

Intro Intro... captures the artist’s experience sifting through the unprocessed papers of the late modernist architect Walter Netsch and finding the art of life within. Netsch’s working processes and inspirations are revealed through transcribed drafts of introductory remarks and speeches. The reader can interact with scanned archival material hidden beneath page folds to uncover doodles atop correspondence, a brainstorm map, a grocery list, scraps of fabric, etc. Intro Intro... also incorporates an original essay about the tychic element in archival research drawing a parallel between the spontaneity of Netsch’s search for form and new geometries.

Laser printed perfect-bound book with fold-outs and self cover