• IN THE ROUND – RENEWAL by Various Artists
  • IN THE ROUND – RENEWAL by Various Artists
  • IN THE ROUND – RENEWAL by Various Artists
  • IN THE ROUND – RENEWAL by Various Artists
  • IN THE ROUND – RENEWAL by Various Artists
  • IN THE ROUND – RENEWAL by Various Artists
  • IN THE ROUND – RENEWAL by Various Artists

IN THE ROUND – RENEWAL by Various Artists

125 x 210mm, 3 x booklets, black and white printed and saddle stitched, housed in a letterpressed card sleeve with title band, 2021

Three parts with pairings of Lucy Mercer with Jamie Shovlin; Sam Buchan-Watts with Tom Rees; Daisy Lafarge with Brigid Elva

'In the Round' is an experimental publishing platform initiated by KELDER PRESS, exploring a specific theme with each new volume. In sculpture ‘in the round’ refers to the shift from sculpting in ‘relief’—carved against a ground—to sculpting a truly three-dimensional form that stands free, with all sides shown. In theatre ‘in the round’ refers to an audience being on at least three sides of the stage, able to view a performance in a more immersive manner, allowing for an active (at times disruptive) participation from the audience. A general meaning for the phrase is simply a case, issue (or theme) dealt with thoroughly, with all factors taken into consideration. The project proposes to take a specific theme or issue and attempt to deal with it ‘in the round’. Through multiple printed texts and images, digital outputs, and live events, a kind of intertextuality between contributions will be formed that begins to feel almost sculptural as more layers are added over time, each one reacting to the last in a continuing gesture of performativity. Renewal, the first theme to be taken up for In the Round, was chosen in response to our contemporary position and the dramatic, historically unparalleled, interruption to normality we have experienced in society. There is the sense that we are living in an irrevocably changed world, but one that is open to revision, regeneration and improvement. The idea of renewal captures the generative spirit of this moment after the storm, a ray of light after a catastrophic event, hope in the wake of tragedy, or simply the potential to reflect and start anew. For the first volume of In the Round, we invite three writers to collaborate with one artist each of their choosing in response to this most evocative of themes.

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Kelder Press

Regular price £15.00