IMAGE DRUM functions somewhere between Open Studio, Workshop and Exhibition, as artists Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle produce new publications, works on paper and other printed matter. IMAGE DRUM presents new publications devised, edited, produced and printed in the Weston Studio. Austrian artist Katharina Hoeglinger has been invited to participate alongside Sam Austen, Brian Griffiths, and Anastasia Pavlou. Each artist will activate workstations, materials and printers, offering visitors a glimpse into their working methods and processes.
Past publications are available
in a library for visitor’s perusal as well as wall based works by the
artists. IMAGE DRUM explores the patterns inherent in the
artist multiple, the rhythmic repetition of the photocopier and the staccato
tempo of the stapler. IMAGE DRUM offers a visual
working document of Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle’s collaborative project Long
Distance Press, a space for production and discussion and a place for artists
to make new work.
Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle established Long Distance Press in 2013 as a way to solidify their collaborative practice. They explore the research, drawing and works on paper that often live at the unseen edges of an artists’ practice. Long Distance Press acts as a publishing house, artist project, zine factory, exhibition space, commissioning body and image drum.
The exhibition will be in the Weston Studio at the Royal Academy of Art.