Works by: Ricarda Vidal, Linnea Vedder, Sam Treadaway, Clare Thornton, Emily Speed, Matt Rowe, Bernd Reichert, Domingo Martinez, Leila Peacock, Antun Maračić, Alice Hendy, Verena Hägler, Patrick Galway, Todd DiCiurcio, Emma Cocker, Oscar Bandtlow, Diana Ali.
If a butterfly flaps its wings in the tropics, this might cause a storm in Antarctica. If an artist creates a two-dimensional artwork and sends it to number of other artists around the world this might not cause a storm anywhere, but it might result in a series of responses and start a colourful conversation. In October 2011 we – Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal – created just such a work together, the first artwork of this book
This page was made with reference to chaos theory, specifically the ‘butterfly effect’ which suggests that a small change at one place in a non-linear system can result in large differences to a later state. The page was sent by post to eleven artists based throughout Europe and the USA
The artists were each asked to respond to this page with a two-dimensional artwork consisting of one or any combination of the following: drawing, painting, print-making, collage, photography, or text.
Revolve:R, edition one (Arrow Bookworks, 2013)
Bookwork: 21.7cm, 21.7cm, 2.6cm.
Card, cloth, 170 gsm paper.
138 pages (92 Artworks).
Arrow Bookworks deboss, numbered and signed. Limited edition /60.
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.
To view further images of this work see: Revolve:R, edition one
For more information about the project see: Revolve:R