Royal Academy of Art
27 Mar — 10 May 2019
IMAGE DRUM offers a visual working document of Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle’s collaborative project, Long Distance Press – which acts as a space for production and discussion, and a place for artists to make new work. Throughout the project, invited artists Sam Austen, Brian Griffiths, Katharina Hoeglinger and Anastasia Pavlou activate workstations, materials and printers, offering visitors a glimpse into the working methods and processes of these artists. The spinning, oscillating, changing nature of the project mimics the image drums, found within printing machines. IMAGE DRUM moves backwards and forwards becoming written over, recharged with ink and replicated in step with the printers present in the space. It explores the patterns inherent in the artist multiple, the rhythmic repetition of the photocopier and the staccato tempo of the stapler.
As new publications are devised, edited, produced and printed within the Weston Studio, the audience is invited to talk with the artists as they work and ask questions about their practices. Past publications from Long Distance Press will be available in a library for visitor’s perusal, as well as wall based works by the artists.