palimpsest code book

PALIMPSEST REDACTED CODE BOOK

  • 2016
  • a series of 30 printed code squares  installed in a redacted bank booklet
  • 32 page A5 booklet
    palimpsest redacted code book © REVAD David Riley
    palimpsest redacted code book © REVAD David Riley

    An obfuscated original use/meaning with a superimposed graphic connected code. A code of practice re-coded. Signal imposed on noise smothered signal.

    palimpsest redacted code book page © REVAD David Riley
    palimpsest redacted code book page © REVAD David Riley

crossing lines

CROSSING LINES

  • 2014
  • & Model Gallery, Leeds
  • CODE (CROSSING LINES)
  • re-mountable installation
  • printed office paper, coloured tracing paper, printed OHP film, office binding combs, rebar and steel eyelets

    CODE (CROSSING LINES) & MODEL © REVAD David Riley
    CODE (CROSSING LINES) & MODEL © REVAD David Riley

modernist coin wash

MODERNIST COIN WASH

Three photo collages, recording outcomes from three Modernist Coin Wash events. Each coin wash was organised and run by the artists Lindall Pearce and Marion Piper at Angelika Studios (now Work Hall). They were very enjoyable creative experiences.


CITRUS PAIR

  • 2013
  • re-mountable wall installation
  • printed office paper, coloured tracing paper, OHP film, office binding combs, rebar and steel eyelets
WORD MODERNIST COIN WASH © REVAD David Riley
WORD MODERNIST COIN WASH © REVAD David Riley

TEN WORDS FROM PINA

  • 2013
  • overlaid drawing on photograph
  • acrylic and paint marker on panel
  • overprinted screen grab
  • collage prints
PINA MODERNIST COIN WASH © REVAD David Riley
PINA MODERNIST COIN WASH © REVAD David Riley

5 DAYS

  • 2014
  • five collages made from over drawn object scans
  • five days of shredded spam post plus coin wash mail
  • fimm daga, acrylic and paint marker on reclaimed frame and panel
  • a related journal entry photograph

 

FIVE DAYS MODERNIST COIN WASH © REVAD David Riley
FIVE DAYS MODERNIST COIN WASH © REVAD David Riley

 

 

100 significant…

100 SIGNIFICANT CONNECTED FIGURES OF PI

  • 2018 (concept 2016)
  • die sublimation print on aluminium
  • 61cm x 61cm
100 SIGNIFICANT CONNECTED FIGURES OF PI © REVAD David Riley
100 SIGNIFICANT CONNECTED FIGURES OF PI © REVAD David Riley

Sol LeWitt is a major source of inspiration. The way LeWitt rationally dissects an idea to produce (often serial) outcomes, connects well with my own experience as an artist / engineer. One tension that is often present in (LeWitt’s outcomes) is the balance between the value of the idea and the value of the final outcome. Of course, as a famous 20th Century artist, his work has great monetary value, but (here) I am more interested in the artistic value of this (materially) simple outcome. I have chosen ALL IFS ANDS OR BUTS CONNECTED BY GREEN LINES for its value as an idea, an idea any other artist can work with. LeWitt often recorded his ideas as instructions to other artists for them to reproduce. Want to try it yourself? Just take a page from a newspaper, magazine or book and select words to connect. Simple!

The title of my outcome is 100 SIGNIFICANT AND CONNECTED FIGURES OF PI, which pretty much says everything I need to say about the trigger thought behind my variation on LeWitt’s idea. However, you may also be interested in the medium: it is an ink on aluminium print. I constructed the final digital print file by: scanning original hand-made marker pen drawings; combining these with hand-made digital drawings; and finally applying bespoke algorithms (of my own design) to combine the 20+ analogue and digital layers into a large scale digital print file (61cm x 61cm in this presentation). In my own way, by making my digital file, I have made a 21st Century record of my instructions for the printer to reproduce the outcome.

All Ifs Ands Or Buts Connected By Green Lines by Sol LeWitt
All Ifs Ands Or Buts Connected By Green Lines by Sol LeWitt

this ‘me’ of mine

THIS ‘ME’ OF MINE

This touring exhibition visited four venues in 2013/14. The This ‘Me’ of Mine web gives full details. Three of my outcomes were exhibited. Two in the first three venues and three in the fourth venue.

THIS 'ME' OF MINE © REVAD David Riley
THIS ‘ME’ OF MINE © REVAD David Riley

OUTCOMES

  1. Bar EP Blues (kinetatic); venues 1 to 4; a video presented in a digital photo-frame.
  2. Twitter Usernames Coded and Transcribed; venues 1 to 4; a printed office paper wall installation.
  3. Hello World (sans frame); venue 4; a steel hooks with bungee cord wall installation.

VENUES (all in England)

  1. A.P.T. Gallery, Deptford, London.
  2. Strange Cargo, Georges House Gallery, Folkstone.
  3. Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent.
  4. Art School Gallery, Colchester & Ipswich Museums, Ipswich.

coding ello

CODING ELLO

  • 2014/15
  • ink on envelopes
  • C6 evelopes

Revisiting CODING ELLO my 2014/15 project to hand code the first 50 followers (of @codedimages) as drawings on envelopes. Here is a 7 x 7 grid of the original envelope drawings, plus the coding of REVAD.

CODING ELLO - GRID © 2014 by REVAD David Riley
CODING ELLO – GRID © 2014 by REVAD David Riley
CODING ELLO / REVAD / 01 © 2014 by revad david riley
CODING ELLO / REVAD / 01 © 2014 by revad david riley