Revolve:R is a interdisciplinary and international collaboration, based on visual correspondence, which explores a transmission of ideas, via physical and tactile forms of communication, as well as a parallel interplay online. Initiated in 2011 the project is curated by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal.
Revolve:R, edition two is the result of a collaboration between artists, writers, filmmakers and a composer, over a two year duration. In 2013, continuing from Revolve:R, edition one, published in the same year, Sam and Ricarda sent, by post, an artwork to a number of artists with the invitation to respond, following the same format, with an artwork of their own. Once all artworks had been received a new work, in reply to the collective artworks, was once again sent to participating artists. Within each project there are six such rounds, or revolves, of this process of communication.
For Revolve:R, edition two, poets Anna Mace and Steven J Fowler, were invited to write poems, one in response to the artworks of each round of the project. These poems were then sent to filmmakers who were invited to produce a short film in response to each of the six poems and a composer to write 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), Nico Turner (USA), Shireen Taylor (UK), Ricarda Vidal (DE), Sam Treadaway (UK), Rebecca Tantony (UK), Kate Street (UK), Daniel Smedley (UK), Alex Stevenson (UK), Sean Slemon (USA), David Shillinglaw (UK), Solveig Settemsdal (NO), Laura Santamaria (IT), James Rigler (UK), Pietro Reviglio (IT), Natasha Rosling (UK), Rammatik (FO), One Five West (UK), Juneau Projects (UK), Julie McCalden (UK), Chris McCabe (UK), Anna Mace (UK), Heather Lucy (UK), Johnny Lloyd (UK), Sharon Kivland (UK), Will Kendrick (UK), Hayden Kays (UK), Peter Hoiß (AT), 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 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.