Revolve:R (Book)

edition three

Revolve:R is a unique multidisciplinary and international artistic collaboration, initiated in 2011 by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal, in which contemporary artists, poets and musicians, produce original artworks, poetry, film, soundscapes and music in response to a series of visual prompts.

For Revolve:R, edition three, curated and produced by Sam Treadaway, an artwork image is sent to artists around the world (UK, USA, Africa and Continental Europe) with an invitation to respond and reply with a work of their own. After each artist has submitted a response, a second artwork image is produced and returned to all participating artists as a remix, edit and synthesis of the collected artwork material. This process is repeated six times, producing the six chapters (or Revolves) of this lavishly produced, limited-edition bookwork.

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Revolve:R is a unique multidisciplinary and international artistic collaboration, initiated in 2011 by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal, in which contemporary artists, poets and musicians, produce original artworks, poetry, film, soundscapes and music in response to a series of visual prompts.

For Revolve:R, edition three, curated and produced by Sam Treadaway, an artwork image is sent to artists around the world (UK, USA, Africa and Continental Europe) with an invitation to respond and reply with a work of their own. After each artist has submitted a response, a second artwork image is produced and returned to all participating artists as a remix, edit and synthesis of the collected artwork material.

This process is repeated six times, producing the six chapters (or Revolves) of this lavishly produced, limited-edition bookwork. With a focus on experimentation, exchange and creative development the project models communications between international arts communities and transcends geographic and linguistic boundaries.

The Revolve:R, edition three bookwork is a strong and beautiful example of the power of collaborative practice, a vehicle for new artistic dialogue, and an artwork
in its own right.

Revolve:R, edition three (Arrow Bookworks and Intellect, December 2018) follows Revolve:R, edition one (Arrow Bookworks, 2013) and Revolve:R, edition two (Arrow Bookworks, 2015). All three Revolve:R editions also function as catalogues, whereby artworks are available to purchase as high quality limited edition prints.

Further information about the Revolve:R project, including how to purchase the editions and prints, can be found here: www.revolve-r.com

Sam Treadaway is a multidisciplinary artist and curator whose practice includes sculpture, book-arts and olfactory scent-based installations. He has curated and produced two previous editions of the Revolve:R project. www.samtreadaway.com

Dr Ricarda Vidal works at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. She is a curator and translator, and specializes in visual culture, death as a cultural phenomenon, and intersemiotic translation. www.ricardavidal.com

Works by: Portia Winters (UK), Alastair Whitton (SA), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (UK), Sipke Visser (NL), Ricarda Vidal (DE), Sam Treadaway (UK), Shireen Taylor (UK), Rebecca Tantony (UK), The Bookshop Band (UK), Kate Street (UK), Glen Stoker (UK), Alex Stevenson (UK), Daniel Smedley (UK), Sean Slemon (USA), David Shillinglaw (UK), Solveig Settemsdal (NO), Laura Santamaria (IT), Pietro Reviglio (IT), Natasha Rosling (UK), Alexandros Pissourios (CY), Julie McCalden (UK), Chris McCabe (UK), Harry Mann (UK), Anna Mace (UK), Heather Lucy (UK), Sharon Kivland (UK), Will Kendrick (UK), Hayden Kays (UK), Juneau Projects (UK), Tom Jenks (UK), Peter Hoiß (AT), Debora Hirsch (IT), Katrin Hanusch (DE), Georgie Grace (UK), Steven J Fowler (UK), Stephanie Douet (UK), Holly Corfield Carr (UK), Anna Cady (UK), Kelly Best (UK), Sophie Bullock (UK), Emilie Atkinson (UK), Tabatha Andrews (UK), Maria Anastassiou (CY)

Edition three - Films

Six artist filmmakers (Maria Anastassiou, Peter Hoiß, Daniel Smedley, Sophie Bullock, Alexandros Pissourios, Amy Dickson) were invited to each make a film in response and reply to one of six poems (by poets Anna Mace, Steven J Fowler, Holly Corfield-Carr, Rebecca Tantony) as well as the original artwork of each Revolve, by Sam Treadaway. Each film is represented within Revolve:R, edition three with a single film still.

 

Edition three - Soundscapes + Songs

Six artists working with sound and musicians (Heather McClelland, Portia Winters, Emmanuel Spinelli, The Bookshop Band, Emmanuelle Waeckerle, The Travelling Band) were invited to each compose and record a soundscape or song in reply to the visual artworks of each Revolve.

Song 1, Speed Here Brings Me Down

by Heather McClelland

Responds to the visual artworks of Revolve 1

https://soundcloud.com/revolve-r/revolver-edition-three-song1#t=0:00

Soundscape 2a, honey or the honey bee

Soundscape 2b, take us to places

by Portia Winters.

Responds to the visual artworks of Revolve 2

https://soundcloud.com/revolve-r/revolver-edition-three-soundscape2a

https://soundcloud.com/revolve-r/revolver-edition-three-soundscape2b

Soundscape 3, Pruinae

by Emmanuel Spinelli

Responds to the visual artworks of Revolve 3

https://soundcloud.com/revolve-r/3soundscape-3

Soundscape 4, Pinball Wizard

by The Bookshop Band

Responds to the visual artworks of Revolve 4

https://soundcloud.com/revolve-r/revolver-edition-three-soundscape4

Soundscape 5, Sounding Images

by Emmanuelle Waeckerle 

Responds to the visual artworks of Revolve 5

https://soundcloud.com/revolve-r/5bsoundscape-5

Song 6, Super 8 Surrender

by The Travelling Band

Responds to the visual artworks of Revolve 6

https://soundcloud.com/revolve-r/6song-6

'Revolve:R is a very compelling multidisciplinary project and read. This works!'

Satoshi Nakamoto, founder of Bitcoin

'An exciting third edition of Revolve:R, that continues to create a valuable platform for the exploration of ideas, collaborative working and cultural exchange.' 

Kathryn Standing, Associate, Modus Operandi Art Consultants

'A great collaborative project and new edition - we are happy to support Revolve:R, edition three following the wonderful first two editions.'

Caterina De Pietri, Artphilein Foundation, Vaduz, Switzerland
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