is a customised A3 postal box containing a collection of six unbound printed artworks in reply to their online counterparts, that is the artworks featured in the online exhibitions at or-bits.com.
On the Upgrade — September 2011 looks at the concept of moving from the online mode of display to that of the print support – specifically from the web page to the loose printed page – as sites of production and presentation. The result of this investigation are six artworks by Patrick Coyle, Benedict Drew, Jamie George, Tamarin Norwood, Damien Roach and David Rule that encompass different print processes and formats, simulating the richness of mediums which can be simultaneously employed when working with a webpage: the folded poster, the oddly-sized digital print, the postcard pad, the booklet, the multilayered print and the stickers on a square page – all to fit and be contained into one shippable cardboard box. “In a time in which TO UPGRADE is a pervasive and round the clock demand - when we are continuously badgered into getting an updated version of something that is already functioning; teased into searching for something newer and more "now", of superior quality, faster and more compatible: what might improvement, and, progress mean?.” From Dear Reader, project foreword.
Note to the reader
Patrick Coyle, 'Empty Grey Squares (Registration)', 2011
Re: 'Empty Grey Squares', 2010; SIMPLICITY
Laserjet print and glossy vinyl sticker on 250gsm Cyclus, 21 x 21 cm
Benedict Drew, 'hypnopomp', 2011
Re: ‘The Visit’, 2011; ACCELERATION
Giclée print on Hahnemhule 330gsm PhotoRag, 15.7 x 21.3 cm
Jamie George, 'Various Yellows (Denim Badge Version)', 2011
Re: ‘Made in Great Britain, PANTONE® 12-0633 TCX, Canary Yellow’, 2010; SIMPLICITY
Risograph and giclée print on Hahnemhule PhotoRag 180gsm, 42 x 29.7 cm
Tamarin Norwood, 'The Window Elegies', 2011
Re: 'Paper View' and "Nietszche Among the Cows", 2010; ON-LOOKING Blog
170gsm Munken Polar, 13.7 x 9.7 cm, 8pp + 2pp cover, spineflex bound
Damien Roach, 'Michigan parachute/Kitchen/Arp 147', 2011
Re: 'Michigan parachute/Kitchen/Arp 147', 2011; ACCELERATION
Digitally printed poster on Newsprint, 57.8 x 38 cm
David Rule, 'Street View (Andrew, Jessie, Renée, Abi and Jason)', 2011
Re: ‘Street View’, 2010; ON-LOOKING
16pp publication, laserjet printed inner pages on 80gsm Evercopy and risograph printed covers on 250gsm Cyclus, 57.8 x 38 cm, 16pp + 4pp cover, saddle stitched
On the Upgrade — September2011 is produced in an edition of 50. Each edition contains artworks numbered and signed on reverse.
The box set can be purchased through our website or via contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
This project has been accompanied by a series of events documented on our Blog.
On the Upgrade — September2011 is part of the public collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall, Art Library
Images courtesy of Kuba Novak