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 [Exhibition] at The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece
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
MIC Toi Rerehiko Gallery 3 installation, L.Kaiser. Solo, curated exhibition 2008.
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.
Post Art ceramic plates (limited editions). MIC Toi Rerehiko Foyer installation, L.Kaiser. Solo, curated exhibition 2008.
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
Blog on Latent grant iPad/iPhone project at:
Current research interests include: iPad/new media in tertiary education, the future of the book, animatiom, aesthetics in nature photography, the erotics of art, evolutionary origins of aesthetics, evocritism, poetry, and digital books.
Selected exhibitions, presentations and publications
Current in 2012:
Kaiser, L. (2012). I want to be citated: Karaoke [Poster - A1 plan printing] in Marker, a group exhibition curated by Kim Paton. RAMP 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 colllaboration 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.
SEE full documentation of all 14 posters and the exhibition opening at
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).
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
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/
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/
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.
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
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:
NZ Electronic Poetry Centre, University of Auckland URLs:
CV and published paper Lesley Kaiser