Artists’ Books and Africa: The Film

By Matthew J. Morrison

Meet some of the artists who made these very special books on view here—Mark Attwood (South Africa), Toufik Berramdane (Morocco), Atta Kwami (Ghana), Bessie Smith Moulton (USA), Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigeria), and Robbin Ami Silverberg (USA).

On location or via Skype, filmmaker Matthew Morrison lets the artists share with us their bookmaking experiences.  Discovering artists’ books first-hand can be a revelation—a “wow” moment as you open the book and turn the page.  Several of these special moments are captured on film.

Morrison is a graduate of New York University’s prestigious film program, which is part of the Tisch School of the Arts. He specializes in documentary filmmaking and has been working to develop the “Skype aesthetic.”