Revolve:R, edition three

Due to be published in 2018 (Arrow Bookworks).

Revolve:R is a multidisciplinary and international collaboration based on visual correspondenc - initiated in 2011, by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal - 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, soundscapes and music. Each Revolve:R edition is presented as a bookwork publication.

Revolve:R, edition three is now reaching completion and due to be published in 2018. The result of a two-year long collaboration involving more than forty artists working collaboratively across a wide range of media edition three incluses visual art, poetry, film, music and sound art.

Continuing the thematic development of editions one (2013) and two (2015) (initially inspired by concepts of chance and synchronicity) in Summer 2017, Sam Treadaway sent an artwork, by post, to a number of other artists with the invitation to respond with an artwork of their own. Once all these artworks were received, a new work was then created, both a synthesis, edit and 'answer' to the collective works, which was once again sent to all participating artists. Each Revolve:R project and bookwork consists of six such rounds, referred to as 'Revolves', of this process of communication.

As with the edition two, for Revolve:R, edition three poets were invited to write poems in response to the collective visual artworks of each of the six Revolves. These poems were then sent to filmmakers who were each invited to make short films in reply to one of the six poems. As a development within edition three each of these six poems was also forwarded to another poet, who wrote a poem in reply sound artists and musicians were invited to create a sound-work or song inspired by the collective visual artworks of each Revolve.

The final bookwork publication (limited edition /60) will include approximatley 300 visual artworks, 15 poems, 6 short films, and 6 audio soundscape works, all specifically created within Revolve:R project collaboration.

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, transcending geographic and linguistic boundaries, and is intended as a vehicle for new and responsive artistic dialogue and interaction.

Revolve:R, edition three

Works by:

Revolve:R, edition three

Works by:

Portia Winters (UK), Alastair Whitton (SA), Sipke Visser (NL), Ricarda Vidal (DE), Shireen Taylor (UK), Rebecca Tantony (UK), Sam Treadaway (UK), Kate Street (UK), Glen Stoker (UK), Alex Stevenson (UK), Daniel Smedley (UK), Emmanuel Spinelli (IT), Sean Slemon (USA), David Shillinglaw (UK), Solveig Settemsdal (NO), Laura Santamaria (IT), Pietro Reviglio (IT), Natasha Rosling (UK), Julie McCalden (UK), Chris McCabe (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), Richard Broomhall (UK), Emilie Atkinson (UK), Tabatha Andrews (UK), Maria Anastassiou (CY) (others to be confirmed).