In this week’s episode, BOOKNESS talks to multi-media artist Yiota Demetriou, about her work To You, a book printed in thermochromic ink.
Listen to the episode here.
It’s a book as much as it is an art object … as a book, read it, interact with it, touch its pages, infuse its pages with your warmth … from the art experience, I guess it’s more about the audiences way of how they want to interact with it …
I’ve always been interested in interactive books since I was little, I am neurodiverse myself so it’s easier for me … to engage with books that … use different senses because they would capture my entire focus.
It is an artwork that is supposed to be touched and it’s supposed to wear and tear … as you start to expose and touch … as you’re reading the content, it becomes more familiar with you …
Useful links and glossary checks in this episode:
- Find out more about Yiota’s work here.
- Listen again to episode 1 of BOOKNESS to recap on what artists’ books are and the collection here at the Bodleian.
- Watch a video of To You in action.
- Visit the Sensational Books exhibition at the Bodleian’s Weston Library in Oxford until 4th December 2022, and experience Yiota’s work for yourself!