Works by: Alastair Whitton, Ricarda Vidal, Linnea Vedder, Sam Treadaway, Clare Thornton, Kate Street, Daniel Smedley, David Shillinglaw, Solveig Settemsdal, Laura Santamaria, Matt Rowe, James Rigler, Pietro Reviglio, Bernd Reichert, Rammatik, One Five West, Juneau Projects, Julie McCalden, John Matthias, Domingo Martinez, Anna Mace, Sharon Kivland, Hayden Kays, Peter Hoiß, Alice Hendy, Verena Hägler, Patrick Galway, Steven J Fowler, Stephanie Douet, Todd DiCiurcio, Emma Cocker, Anna Cady, Richard Broomhall, Oscar Bandtlow, Maria Anastassiou, Diana Ali.
Revolve:R is a multidisciplinary collaboration based on visual correspondence, which explores a transmission of ideas, via physical and tactile forms of communication (such as the postal service and book), as well as a parallel interplay online. Revolve:R, edition two is the culmination of our collaboration with a number of artists, writers and filmmakers, as well as a mathematician and a composer, from the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, and America over a two year duration. Revolve:R, edition one (2013) took as its starting point ideas relating to chaos theory. For edition two it seemed a natural progression to explore and test concepts relating to chance and synchronicity. Following the same format as edition one, in autumn 2013 we – Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal – sent a double-sided artwork, measuring 21cm², to a number of internationally based artists, asking them to respond with an original artwork of their own, as though replying to a written letter.
Revolve:R, edition two (Arrow Bookworks, 2015)
Bookwork: 21.7cm, 21.7cm, 4.9cm.
266 pages (184 Artworks, 6 Poems, 6 Films, 1 Soundscape).
Card, cloth, 170 gsm paper.
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 more images of this work see: Revolve:R, edition two
For more information about the project see: Revolve:R