Revolve:R, edition four

Revolve:R, edition four – which began in the Summer 2021 and is due to be published by the close of 2023 – is a collaboration between artists, poets, filmmakers, and musicians from the UK, mainland Europe, North America, Russia, China, Australia and South 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. Of central focus in this new edition is climate justice and the ever present Climate Change Emergency and escalating Ecocide (which governments in 2023 continue to enable). Set against a backdrop of Covid-19 and the era of lockdowns the work naturally reflects this time as well as other prominent topics of the age including: Human Rights, Animal Rights, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrencies, Gender, Race and Sexual Equality, as well as the interplay between the Arts and Activism. In summary edition four reflects on what it might now mean to be human in an ever complex and chaotic world, during these crucial times of change and invites us to embrace the possibility of creating a sustainable and liveable future for everyone, everywhere. 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?…

Revolve:R, edition four (Arrow Bookworks, 2023)

Works by: Sam Treadaway, Ricarda Vidal, Portia Winters, Eva Wang, Alicia Torres, Sébastien Théraulaz, Kate Street, Daniel Smedley, Kelsey Skordal, SHEARglass, 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. 

Edition four can now be pre-ordered via the shop: here

An incredible collaborative project and wonderful new edition – we are happy to champion Revolve:R, edition four following the wonderful first three editions“.

 Caterina De Pietri (Artphilein Foundation, Vaduz, Switzerland,CH) 

A brilliant fourth edition of Revolve:R that continues to create a valuable multidisciplinary  platform for the exploration of new ideas, collaborative working and cultural exchange“. 

 Kathryn Standing (Modus Operandi Art Consultants, London, UK)

Revolve:R, edition four can now be pre-ordered (with a saving of more than 75% RRP) here

> There are twenty (1/20) copies available to pre-order.

> Revolve:R editions increase in value incrementally year on year as well as more substantially with the arrival of each new Revolve:R edition. Pre-ordering Revolve:R, edition four therefore represent a sound investment.

> 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.

> 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, 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.

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.