Revolve:R, edition four (twenty copies (/20) available to reserve at pre-order price)
Revolve:R, edition four (Arrow Bookworks, 2023)
Works by: Sam Treadaway, Ricarda Vidal, Portia Winters, Alicia Torres, Sébastien Theraulaz, Kate Street, Daniel Smedley, Kelsey Skordal, Matt Rowe, Jessica Michelle Le Roux, Pietro Reviglio, Bernd Reichert, Juneau Projects, Mika Plutitskaya, Liza Neklessa, John Matthias, Domingo Martínez, Lovegrove, Will Kendrick, Karl Katschthaler, IAM13e, Sarah Hinds, Alice Hendy, Heather Harvey, Emmy the Harp, Kailum Graves, Georgie Grace, Patrick Galway, Sève Favre, ELAWIATR, Gen Doy, Amy Dickson, Charmagne Coble, Diana Ali.
Revolve:R, edition four – which began in the Summer 2021 and is due in 2023 – is a collaboration between artists, poets, filmmakers, and musicians from England and around the world (including Mainland Europe, America, Russia, Australia, and Africa).
Revolve:R was initiated by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal in 2011 as a multidisciplinary and international collaboration. The project explores a transmission of ideas through collaborative forms of communication, from the physical and tactile to the digital and intangible, in which contemporary artists, poets, filmmakers, and musicians, produce original artworks, poetry, films, soundscapes and music in response to a series of artworks and the collective work.
Each Revolve:R edition is formed of six rounds, or Revolves (forming six chapters within the bookwork publications) which each follow the same pattern whereby a two-sided artwork is shared with invited artists who then respond with an artwork of their own by a specific date. The collective artworks of each Revolve are then shared with invited poets, filmmakers, and musicians. Thus the initial artwork sets in motion a multitude of alternative creative responses reflecting various ways of reading, interpreting and responding.
The complete works of each Revolve:R edition is published as a limited edition bookwork, most recently Revolve:R, edition three (Arrow Bookworks & Intellect Books, Bristol, UK / Chicago, USA, 2018).
“…Picking up from where edition three left off Revolve:R, edition four holds a virtual litmus paper to the air and a finger to the pulse of the contemporary world to creatively explore some of the key issues of our times. With a central focus on the ever present Climate Change Emergency, against a backdrop of Global Pandemics and era of Lockdowns – via subjects including Artificial Intelligence, Modern-day Warfare, Cryptocurrencies, Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Activism – this collaborative and interdisciplinary work reflects on what it means to be human in an ever complex, uncertain, and chaotic world. The collective work of Revolve:R, edition four is thus intended to gently ask an open-ended question of its readers: If not now, when? If not you, who?…”
“A great collaborative project and new edition – we are happy to support edition four following the wonderful first three editions”.
Caterina De Pietri (Artphilein Foundation, Vaduz, Switzerland)
“An exciting fourth edition of Revolve:R, that continues to create a valuable platform for the exploration of ideas, collaborative working and cultural exchange”.
Kathryn Standing (Modus Operandi Art Consultants, London)
Revolve:R, edition four (Arrow Bookworks, 2023)
Bookwork (approx): 21.7cm, 21.7cm, 4.9cm.
273 pages (approx) (222 Artworks, 12 Poems, 6 films, 12 Soundscapes + Songs).
Card, cloth, DVD ROM, 170 gsm paper.
Arrow Bookworks deboss, numbered and signed. Limited edition /60.
Revolve:R, edition four can now be pre-ordered (with a saving of more than 75% RRP)
> There are twenty (1/20) copies available to pre-order.
> All supporters of the Revolve:R, edition four pre-order campaign shall receive the first copies of the Revolve:R, edition four when it arrives.
> Any orders for the first three Revolve:R editions (during the pre-order campaign) will receive a complimentary copy of Revolve:R, edition four.
> Revolve:R editions increase incrementally in value year on year as well as more substantially with the arrival of each new Revolve:R edition. Purchasing copies of the editions therefore represents a sound financial investment.
> Please feel free to forward a link to the pre-order page to any contacts who would be interested to learn about the project and forthcoming edition.
Revolve:R editions now feature within major public collections worldwide including:
Tate Artists’ Book Collection, Tate Britain, London, UK / MoMA Artists’ Book Collection, New York City, New York, USA / The British Library, London, UK / The National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London, UK / Newark Public Library, New Jersey, USA / Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK / Goldsmiths School of Art, London, UK / The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA / California Institute of the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA / Pratt Institute, New York City, New York, USA / MIT, Massachusetts, USA / The Neil Crawford Collection, London, UK / The Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK / Artphilein Editions & Choisi Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland, CH / amongst others and private collections.
The project has also received funding or in-kind support from other galleries and cultural organisations including:
Modus Operandi Art Consultants, London, UK / Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK / James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, Farnham, UK / Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK / Spike Island, Bristol, UK / Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK / a-n, UK / Axisweb, UK / Visual Arts South West, UK / Thank-you to all.
For further information about the project see: Revolve:R
If your gallery or archive dosn’t yet have an Artists’ Book collection the Revolve:R edition set is a really great way to start.
Thank-you in advance for your reading and perusal. We’ll be most pleased if you decide to order the Revolve:R edition set or pre-order a copy of Revolve:R, edition four.
Sam Treadaway & Collaborators.