Revolve:R is a multidisciplinary and international collaboration based on visual correspondence, which explores a transmission of ideas via physical and tactile forms of communication (such as printed matter and the postal service) and includes a parallel interplay online. Besides imagery, Revolve:R includes poetry, film and music. Each Revolve:R edition is presented as a bookwork publication.
Published in 2015 and curated by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal, edition two is the result of a two-year long collaboration between artists, writers, filmmakers, a mathematician and a composer. As a continuation of edition one (published 2013), Treadaway and Vidal produced an artwork (inspired by concepts of chance and synchronicity) which they sent via post to a number of artists with an invitation to respond with an artwork of their own. Once all these artworks had been received, a new work was created as both a synthesis, edit and answer to the collective works. This was once again sent to all participating artists. Each Revolve:R project and bookwork consists of six rounds, referred to as ‘Revolves’, of this process of communication.
For edition two, poets were invited to write poems in response to the collective artworks of each Revolve. These six poems were then forwarded to filmmakers who were invited to produce short films in response to each poem. A composer also wrote a score for the project.
As a multidisciplinary site and source for experimentation and exchange Revolve:R aims to support artists involved through the publication and exhibition of their work. With a strong focus on collaborative practice, the project facilitates communications between national and international arts communities and is intended as a vehicle for new and responsive artistic dialogue and interaction.
Revolve:R, edition three is now in development and includes works by:
Alastair Whitton (SA), Sipke Visser (NL), Shireen Taylor (UK), Ricarda Vidal (DE), Sam Treadaway (UK), Kate Street (UK), Daniel Smedley (UK), Glen Stoker (UK), Alex Stevenson (UK), Sean Slemon (USA), David Shillinglaw (UK), Solveig Settemsdal (NO), Laura Santamaria (IT), Pietro Reviglio (IT), Natasha Rosling (UK), One Five West (UK), Juneau Projects (UK), Julie McCalden (UK), Chris McCabe (UK), Anna Mace (UK), Heather Lucy (UK), Sharon Kivland (UK), Will Kendrick (UK), Hayden Kays (UK), Peter Hoiß (AT), Debora Hirsch (IT), Tom Jenks (UK), Katrin Hanusch (DE), Georgie Grace (UK), Steven J Fowler (UK), Stephanie Douet (UK), Anna Cady (UK), Kelly Best (UK), Richard Broomhall (UK), Holly Corfield Carr (UK), Tabatha Andrews (UK), Maria Anastassiou (CY), (plus others, to be confirmed).
Revolve:R, edition two (2015) includes works by:
Alastair Whitton (SA), Ricarda Vidal (DE), Linnea Vedder (US), Sam Treadaway (UK), Clare Thornton (UK), Kate Street (UK), Daniel Smedley (UK), David Shillinglaw (UK), Solveig Settemsdal (NO), Laura Santamaria (IT), Matt Rowe (UK), James Rigler (UK), Pietro Reviglio (IT), Bernd Reichert (DE), Rammatik (FO), One Five West (UK), Juneau Projects (UK), Julie McCalden (UK), John Matthias (UK), Domingo Martinez (ES), Anna Mace (UK), Sharon Kivland (UK), Hayden Kays (UK), Peter Hoiß (AT), Alice Hendy (UK), Verena Hägler (DE), Patrick Galway (UK), Steven J Fowler (UK), Stephanie Douet (UK), Todd DiCiurcio (US), Emma Cocker (UK), Anna Cady (UK), Richard Broomhall (UK), Oscar Bandtlow (DE), Maria Anastassiou (CY), Diana Ali (UK).
For supporting the project thanks to:
The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; The Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; The Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London, UK; The National Trust, UK; University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham, UK; University of Creative Arts, Farnham, UK; Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK; a-n, UK; Visual Arts South West, UK; Artphilein Editions, Lugano, Switzerland; Choisi Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA; Arrow Bookworks, UK.