Light Factory Publications operates on land that is now known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, but is in fact unceded traditional and ancestral territory of Coast Salish Peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. LFP recognizes and respects Indigenous sovereignty.
Light Factory Publications focuses on small scale print runs of artistic works which are urgent in their need to meet a public. Artist books by emerging and experienced writers and artists are edited and produced through quality digital printing, hand binding, found materials, and collective labour. Besides collaboration, LFP values open distribution models. Most LFP titles are available for free or by exchange. Watch for the subscription-by-mail program – coming soon.
Each LFP project is unique in its scope, methods and meanings. While LFP has in the past produced poetry chapbooks, mail art multiples, essay pamphlets, editions of ephemera and bound exhibition catalogues, LFP is currently focused on the Present Cartographers series and the stand-alone project, Reading the Migration Library. Both projects emphasize the human and material conditions of border zones and states of migration. Books that are built on a human scale, with materials and processes that are shared by friends and collaborators, seem to be the perfect openers of dialogue about territory and belonging. Enabling artistic production and exchange is what Light Factory Publications is about.
The people behind LFP are Lois Klassen and the collaborating artists who come together to produce specific projects.
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