Revolve:R, edition one

1,000.00 (GBP)



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).
Limited edition /60.

(Please note: the price of Revolve:R, edition one has increased since publication date due to the very few copies now available of this original edition).


Revolve:R editions now feature in public collections worldwide including: Tate Artist Book Collection, Tate Britain, London, UK / MoMA Artist Book Collection, New York City, New York, USA / Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK / Goldsmiths, London, UK / The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA / California Institute of the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA / The British Library, London, UK / Choisi Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland, CH / amongst others and private collections. 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