wings for freedom

WINGS FOR FREEDOM

  • 2021
  • installation component

PAPER PLANE CONSTRUCTION © REVAD David Riley

PAPER PLANE CONSTRUCTION © REVAD David Riley

A paper plane has been constructed and sent to Brazil for inclusion in the OFF HOME – WINGS FOR FREEDOM international exhibition. The skin of the plane is derived from my FREEDOM STREAM animation. The same skin was printed to both sides of a sheet of 50gsm office paper and then folded into the paper plane.

PAPER PLANE FREEDOM SKIN © REVAD David RileyPAPER PLANE FREEDOM SKIN © REVAD David Riley

The exhibition is due to open in March 2021. I will add links when available.

print 2021

PRINT 2021

  • 2021
  • Print.

My print shop at REVAD.PIXELS.COM has been pruned back to a small selection of prints from current projects. A review suggested it is not a viable space to act as a print archive. Too much investment in time required to keep it current. This is how the shop front looks today.

Behind the shop front, you will find four public collections. The number of available prints has dropped, from a peak of 700+, to around 20. As ever, if you see anything of mine anywhere and would like a print, get in touch via the contact page at REVAD.COM.

covimetry premiere

COVIMETRY PREMIERE

  • 2020
  • exhibition

I am honoured to have my FOR COVIMETRY outcomes represented in this exhibition in Poland. The project is curated by Mark Starel. This recording was made for a Polish TV channel. To have my online animation featured, both in the exhibition and this recording, has made for a pleasant end to a challenging year.

GALLERY = http://www.bwa.ostrowiec.pl/covimetry/

PROJECT = https://www.facebook.com/Covimetry/

ANIMATION = https://revad.com/xyz/covimetry.html

PRINT = https://revad.pixels.com/collections/for+covimetry

The face mask is used here as a symbol of our times. No masks are being sewn and none coloured by these outcomes. The mask outline is an artistic device and nothing more.

battle of ideas

BATTLE OF IDEAS

  • 2020
  • ANIMATION and PRINT

Photography Prints

A virtual exhibition, featuring a never ending contemporary algorithmic animation.

In BATTLE OF IDEAS, I utilise the virtual materials of the World Wide Web to investigate the potential for chaos when one idea competes with another for supremacy. The foundation for the coding of this particular battle was taken from the continuing agitation between groups wanting to leave or remain in the European Union. As usual, the foundation was just the beginning, with the outcome earning its own right to exist as an algorithmic abstract artwork. The geometric building blocks used are the elipse, the spiral and the square. The cypher used is my own COLOUR ALPHABET.

The animation can be viewed at: https://revad.com/xyz/battle-of-ideas.html.

Art Prints

Art Prints

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for covimetry – exhibition

FOR COVIMETRY – EXHIBITION

  • 2020
  • ANIMATION and PRINT

Art Prints

A virtual exhibition, featuring a never ending contemporary algorithmic animation.

The random colour spirals seemed to fit with these COVID times. The spiral representing geometry. Then, combined with the random colour and mark size, representing the spread of the virus outward from the source. I then decided to offset the spiral to represent the asymmetric infection pattern in the population, between age groups in particular. But, these things are just my motivation for constructing these abstract algorithmic serial outcomes.

The animation can be viewed at: https://revad.com/xyz/covimetry.html.

Art Prints

It is (maybe) worth saying, the mask is used here as a symbol of our time and as a tool to add context. I do not make masks and I do not sell masks. Indeed, I question their use as anything more than a symbol of compliance. My anicdotal observation is, they cause the user to touch their face more often, and are just as likely to be counter productive. I make no scientific claims, this is just my own gut (dare I say) common sense feeling. The point is, I do not encourage or condone their use as anything more than a symbol of our time.

Photography Prints

Click an image to visit my print gallery at PRINT.REVAD.COM.

circle and square phi 2020

CIRCLE AND SQUARE PHI 2020

  • 2020
  • PRINT

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A series of nine outcomes exploring: circle, square, phi and colour.

Or view these components in a single construction.

Photography Prints

Click a thumbnail for a closer view in my print gallery at: PRINT.REVAD.COM.

dual spiral

DUAL SPIRAL

  • 2020
  • Online animation and print

DUAL SPIRAL is a Processing sketch, an online P5js script and a series of large format prints. Each visit to the DUAL SPIRAL STREAM results in a unique presentation of two overlapping noisy colourful random spirals. A series of fixed perspective moments in time have been captured and reprocessed into large format prints, a small selection of which are currently available at PRINT.REVAD.COM.

DUAL SPIRAL © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL © REVAD David Riley

DUAL SPIRAL © REVAD David Riley

These examples are shown as 60 inch wide metal prints installed in a contemporary space. Every print is available on a substrate of your choice and a size to suit your need.

A triptych of DUAL SPIRAL STREAM samples made with an iPad mini 4.

DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley

DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley

DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley

artweeks stream

ARTWEEKS STREAM

  • 2020
  • PRESS RELEASE
  • A virtual exhibition for Oxfodshire Artweeks 2020.

ARTWEEKS STREAM © REVAD David Riley
ARTWEEKS STREAM © REVAD David Riley

ARTWEEKS STREAM is a virtual exhibition of #algorithmic art outcomes made and curated by REVAD. The STREAM is REVAD’s contribution to OXFORDSHIRE ARTWEEKS 2020.

The exhibition home page shows a random animated STREAM, made using the colours of ARTWEEKS, with the colours coded using REVAD’s colour alphabet. The animation is built using #P5js.

The [STUDIO] page shows a grid of works, photographed while installed on REVAD’s studio gallery wall. You will find a collage of drawings made in various media (marker pen on paper, pixels on screen, bungee cord on frame, and recorded as #Chromaluxe prints on aluminium.

The [NOTES] page shares two writings made while installing the exhibition. REBOOT is a comment on the coronavirus lockdown. PHILOSOPHY is a statement of one perspective on REVAD’s art practice.

There is also a free print quality catalogue (flyer) available via the site menu [CATALOGUE (PDF)] button. Please download and print for your own record of the exhibition.

Prints of the featured outcomes can be ordered via PRINT.REVAD.COM.

VENUE = ARTWEEKS2020.REVAD.COM

OPEN = 2020-04-18

UPDATED = 2021-01-08 = installation archived to revad.com

CLOSE = CONTINUOUS

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