Edition Three (2017-18)
Revolve:R is a multidisciplinary and international collaboration initiated by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal.
The project explores the transmission of ideas through collaborative forms of communication ranging from the physical and tactile (such as the sharing of original artworks via the postal service) to the digital and intangible (which includes a parallel interplay online). The complete work of each Revolve:R edition is presented as a limited-edition bookwork.
Revolve:R, edition three is the result of our two-year-long collaboration, between 2016 and 2018, in which artists, poets, and musicians from around the world created artworks in reply and response to one another. During this time many of the artworks it features have physically travelled many thousands of miles before coming together within this bookwork publication.
Each Revolve:R edition is formed of six rounds, or Revolves, which follow the same pattern: a single 2D two-sided artwork of 21cm² is sent by post to a number of invited artists with the request that they respond with an artwork of their own by a specific date.
The next Revolve then commences with a new artwork, created by way of reply to all the responses received from the first Revolve.