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    L.K

    Lesley Kaiser

    Senior Lecturer in Graphics
    BA, MA (Art and Design) First Class Honours, Dip. Tchg.

    HERDSA GD CoP poster, L.KaiserGraphic Design Community of Practice. Poster for HERDSA conference. L. Kaiser, 2013

    Poster for RAMP gallery "Marker" exhibition. L. Kaiser

    Kaiser. L. (2012). I want to be citated: Karaoke. Colour version of A1 poster designed for the Marker exhibition at the Ramp Gallery, Wintec, Hamilton, NZ.

    QR component at www.iwanttobecitated.com

    Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation] (2011). As it is Now in Animacall Animation Project 2011, CACT, Greece

    Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation] (2011). As it is Now in Animacall Animation Project 2011 [Exhibition] at The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece

     

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    Kaiser, L. & Barnett, J. (2009). A Picture / A Thousand Words in Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics #7. Auckland: University of Auckland

     

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    MIC Toi Rerehiko Gallery 3 installation, L.Kaiser. Solo, curated exhibition 2008.

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    If there are Obstacles .. ceramic plate and documentation of animated video on four-storey high projection screen, downtown Auckland, MIC Toi Rerehiko Foyer installation, L.Kaiser. Solo, curated exhibition 2008.

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    Post Art ceramic plates (limited editions). MIC Toi Rerehiko Foyer installation, L.Kaiser. Solo, curated exhibition 2008.

     

    Movable books

    This video starts with The Naughty Nineties prototype pop-up book that I created in the late seventies/early eighties for the Frankfurt Book Fair, and it was the prototype for the commercial version(s) of the Naughty Nineties first published in 1982 and was translated into several languages (selling over 300,000 copies). It's a long story .... Screendreams is a prototype also shown at the Frankfurt book Fair but which has not beenmass produced. The other 3 are pop-up artists books exhibited nationally and internationally.

     

    Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

    Senior Lecturer in Art and Design at AUT University
    Associate editor for The International Journal of the Book
    Association of Book Crafts (NZ)

    Master of Arts (Art and Design) First Class Honours [Visual Art], AUT University.
    BA (English and Philosophy), Victoria University of Wellington.
    University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts (Design and Sculpture)
    Dip. Tchg. Secondary Teachers College Auckland 

    See blog and visual summaries on Latent grant iPad/iPhone project at:

              https://lesleykaiser.wordpress.com/

           SEE LHS  Image of Graphic Design Community of Practice poster that summarises our project. HERDSA 2013

    Research interests:

    Current research interests include: iPad/new media in tertiary education, the future of the book, animation, aesthetics in nature photography, the erotics of art, evolutionary origins of aesthetics, evocriticism, poetry, and digital books.

    Philosophy and conceptual art, Visual Art & Design
    Text art in public spaces (aphorisms and maxims)
    Book arts and paper engineering

    (Full CV can be downloaded in section below. Light Bytes text video works can be seen at http://autv.aut.ac.nz [3rd down on Right-hand side]. Artist's website currently being transferred to Wordpress. More soon at http://www.lesleykaiser.com)
    At a practical level: ipads and mobile media in education, animation, Installation and site-specific art, bookworks, new media, digital photography, ceramics, and archival printing.       

    Publications and exhibitions

    Kaiser, L., Cochrane, T., Spooner, H., Karmokar, S., Austin, L., Garden, E., Potter, E., Young, A., Wilczynska, K.  (2013). 21st Century Bookworks: Implementing multimodal strategies to include e-pub and interactive pdf formats to complement traditional book formats. HERDSA Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc., AUT University. July 1-4 July, 2013. Poster presentation and Pecha Kucha          

    Kaiser, L. (2012). [Poster - A1 plan printing] in a group exhibition curated by Kim PatonRAMP gallery, Wintec, Hamilton, NZ. 29 May – 15 June. Installation image below, and colour version of poster LHS.

    Kaiser, L. (2012). I want to be citated: Karaoke [Poster - A1 plan printing] in Marker, a group exhibition curated by Kim PatonRAMP gallery, Wintec, Hamilton, NZ. 29 May – 15 June.

    Installation image below, and colour version of poster LHS. The Karaoke component was created as part of the work in collaboration with animator Logan Austin, and can be viewed at www.iwanttobecitated.com 

    Austin, L [Animation] & Kaiser, L. [Concept]. (2012). I want to be citated [Karaoke]. Auckland, NZ: Alphabet Piano Productions.


    Marker exhibition opening  Marker exhibition installation shot

    SEE full documentation of all 14 posters and the exhibition opening at

    http://ramp.mediarts.net.nz/?p=910

    QR code on the poster takes you to the Karaoke

    QR code on poster takes you to the karaoke animation

    Short Profile:

    Lesley Kaiser is an artist who has exhibited in a number of sites, e.g. TV, newspapers, electronic signs and supermarket rollouts. Current research interests include: art in public spaces, evolutionary origins of aesthetics, sustainability, the erotics of image, poetry, the future of the book, digital books, philosophy, and visual art.

    Her most recent international exhibition was As it is Now (Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation]) in Animacall Animation Project 2011 at The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece [part of the State Museum of Contemporary Art], focusing on the promotion of new media and contemporary art techniques. Curated by Syrago Tsiara and Domna Gounari, 30 March – 5 June, 2011. URL: http://www.cact.gr/site.php?&file=pages-view.xml&id=1126&catid=18 [Scroll down to bottom of page to translate into English]

    Lesley Kaiser's solo exhibition Preserve, Renew, Invent [Light Bytes], (2008), at MIC Toi Rerehiko (Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre), Auckland, NZ, is part of an on-going local and international project that involves disseminating and archiving philosophical texts in a range of public sites and media. An artist's website (www.lesleykaiser.com) was launched in conjunction with the exhibition, and a related paper published in the International Journal of the Book, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.125–132. Group exhibitions include OUTVIDEO 07 (in which 30-second video works were shown in the night programme on 39 screens in 16 Russian cities); Antipodes, LA VINGT-SEPT Gallery, Marc Bloch University Strasbourg, France (2006); and Art Now: The First Biennial Review of Contemporary Art at the Museum of New Zealand (1994). Publications include The Naughty Nineties: A Pop-Up Book (Concept. International bestseller, first edition 1982), and, in collaboration with John Barnett, The Penguin Book of NZ Jokes (1996) and Shark-infested Custard: A Kiwi Kids Joke Book (1997); and a number of one-off, or small edition, artists' books, e.g. Where We Are Now (1994), Post Art (1994), The River Sticks (1994), and Like Wrecks of a Dissolving Dream (1993).

    Journal Publications include: 

    'A Picture/A thousand words' in ka mate ka ora: a new zealand journal of poetry and poetics #7. [Kaiser, L. & Barnett. J. (2009)]. URL:

    http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/07/ka_mate07_kaiser_barnett.asp
    http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/

    Kaiser, L. (2008). 'Preserve, Renew, Invent [Light Bytes]: The Aphoristic Statement and the Future of the Book' in The International Journal of the Book, Volume 5, Issue 2 pp.125–132. URL: http://ijb.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.27/prod.226 A finalist and a runner-up for the International Award for Excellence for papers in the International Journal of the Book. URL: http://ijb.cgpublisher.com/diary/110

    1995–2004 Pageworks in Brief. Literary magazine/journal. ISSN 117-9313. The Writers' Group, Auckland. Vols1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28 and 31.

    Conferences

    2007 Screenscapes: Past, Present, Future (29 November–1 December 2007), University of Sydney, Australia. Paper title: Preserve, Renew, Invent: Maximizing Philosophy in the Age of Digital reproduction. Abstract published. URL: http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/conference/screenscapes/

    B07: The Fifth International Conference on the Book, Madrid, Spain, 20–22 October 2007. Paper Title: Preserve, Renew, Invent [Light Bytes]: The Aphoristic Statement and the Future of the Book. Abstract published at URL: http://B07.cgpublisher.com/proposals/67/index_html

    Solo Exhibitions

    2008 Preserve, Renew, Invent [Light Bytes], MIC Toi Rerehiko (Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre), 321 K Rd, Auckland. URLs: http://www.mic.org.nz/artists/lesley-kaiser/
    http://www.mic.org.nz/events/exhibitions/preserve-renew-invent-light-bytes/

    1999 Blind Acts of Faith, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland.

    1997 Dream Dream, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland.

    1995 Don't Take Know for an Answer, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland.

    1994 Straight Into the Mains (In Loving Memory of Art), Auckland City Art Gallery window work.

    1994 Like Wrecks of a Dissolving Dream, Gregory Flint Gallery.

    1992 Art No Object, Gregory Flint Gallery.

    1991 The point, however, is to change it, Artspace, the George Fraser Gallery, Auckland.

    2003–08 Light Bytes at night: Making it New by Lesley Kaiser and Millenium Girl by Kezia Barnett [Projected animations showing in between the ads on a four-storey high projection billboard, after-dark every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2003 (works changing monthly, and again shown sporadically in 2005–08), Media1 projection wall, Freyberg Place, Auckland].

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2012    Kaiser, L. (2012). I want to be citated  [Poster - A1 plan printing] in Marker, a group exhibition curated by Kim Paton. RAMP gallery, Wintec, Hamilton, NZ. 29 May – 15 June. http://ramp.mediarts.net.nz/?p=910   Includes QR link to an animaition at  www.iwanttobecitated.com.  Austin .L. [Animator] & Kaiser, L. [Concept]. (2012)I want to be citated [Karaoke]. Auckland, NZ: Alphabet Piano Productions. Created for Marker exhibition. Ramp Gallery, Wintec, NZ

    2011    Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation] (2011) As it is Now in Animacall Animation Project 2011 [Exhibition] at The Contemporary Art   Center of Thessaloniki (part of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece devoted to new media). 30 March–5 June 2011. Curator: Syrago Tsiara. Website: http://www.cact.gr/site.php?&file=pages-view.xml&id=1126&catid=4 [Scroll down to bottom of page to translate into English} [40 seconds. Stop-frame animation of 1000 images. No sound]

    2007    OUTVIDEO 07, 4th International video-art festival on outdoor video screens.Festival places: Moscow, Volgograd, Voronezh, Kaliningrad, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Riazan', Samara, Sochi, Ufa, Yekaterinburg [Russia]. Night Program August 3 and August 4. Title of video animation Increase the Peace [Russia] by Lesley Kaiser in collaboration with Logan Austin. Curated by Arseny Sergeyev [Russia], artist, curator, co-founder artpolitika.ru; Enrico Tomaselli [Italy], art director Magmart festival; Mogens Jacobsen [Denmark], artist, curator, co-founder artnode.org.

    National Drawing Award, Christchurch: The Physics Room, 2–16 December2006; Auckland: Artspace 16–27 January, 2007.

    2006  Antipodes [JAM]  [Group exhibition]. Curated by Laurent Antonczak (NZ) &  Michel Demange (France). Title of work: Poetry should be made by all.Light Bytes [JAM] at LA VINGT-SEPT Gallery, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, 9–20 October.

    Just Hold Me: Aspects of NZ publication design, Objectspace, 8 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland. Curated for Objectspace by Jonty Valentine. Group exhibition of designer’s books: The Naughty Nineties.

    2005 5 o’clock closing, First year MA (Art and Design) Exhibition, St Paul St Gallery, 34 St Paul St Auckland, NZ

             AK05 opening, Aotea Square, Auckland.

             Sharpshooting, St. Paul St. Gallery, AUT, 34 St Pauls St, Auckland. NZ.

    SEE full CV below for list 1971- 2012

           Professional and curatorial (see also Recent Conferences)

    Editorial / Refereeing:Associate editor for The International Journal of the Book Volume 5, 2008

    Invited book artist (presenter) for the Book Council. Public slide talk at Wellington City Art Gallery Auditorium, September, 1997.

    Delegate to In Visible Languages conference in Wellington, 1997.

    Invited book artist (presenter) at The History of the Book in New Zealand conference, University of Auckland, 1995.

    Artists Talks at ASA 1995; Elam 1994, 1999; Unitec 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2006; Lopdell House 1997; University of Auckland 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007; Massey University (Auckland) 2007.

    Founded (with John Barnett) The Alphabet Piano Press in 1993.

    Delegate to first National Bookworks Symposium, NZ, 1993.

    Organised and curated You Saw It on TV 1993, The Paper Project 1992, Like They Are Now 1991 (Non-Gallery sites).Also had works in these artist-initiated projects.

    Additional Links:

    Kaiser. L. (2008) MA (Art and Design) online thesis: Preserve, Renew, Invent [Light Bytes]: An art exploration into disseminating aphorisms URL: http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/410

    SEE Lesley Kaiser Artist Homepage [currently under construction] URL: http://www.lesleykaiser.com

    OUTVIDEO 07, 4th International video-art festival on outdoor video screens. Festival places Moscow, Volgograd, Voronezh, Kaliningrad, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Riazan', Samara, Sochi, Ufa, Yekaterinburg [Russia]. Night Program August 3 and August 4, 2007. Title of video animation: Increase the Peace [Russia] : Lesley Kaiser (Director) in collaboration with Logan Austin (Animation). URLs:
    http://www.artpolitika.ru/ov2007_concept_eng
    http://artpolitika.ru/ov2007_night_eng

    NZ Electronic Poetry Centre, University of Auckland URLs:
    http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/digital/kaiser.asp
    http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/contributors.asp
    http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/digital/index.asp

    Group Exhibitions: http://www.lesleykaiser.com/group.html

    Light Bytes at Night (2003–2008) (Lesley Kaiser and Kezia Barnett) http://www.lesleykaiser.com/exhibitions2.html

    NZ Art Monthly's website
    has an overview of the Light Bytes 2003 project. http://www.nzartmonthly.co.nz/lightbytes_005.html


    Preserve, Renew, Invent [Light Bytes]
    URL: http://www.lesleykaiser.com/exhibitions.html#

    http://aut.academia.edu/KaiserLesley