LAUNCH – Wideshut Magazine – Collaborative Editions

6 October 2005 / 18:00 - 20:00

WIDESHUT presents the first in the series of collaborative editions, working with a number of key producers in the arts, including visual arts, film, music, and others…

The first collaborative edition by Castlefield Gallery is an anthology of works from a range of visual art practice dealing with the idea of ‘sampling’ images and references from film and the moving image. Artists include: David Alker, Beagles and Ramsay, t s Beall, The Cartwright Brothers, Gordon Cheung, Elaine Constantine, Shezad Dawood, Paul Farley, Rachel Goodyear, Tom Hackney, Riccardo Iacono, Chris Jones, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Carole Romaya, Paul Rooney, Erica Scourti, and Stephen Sutcliffe. Plus ‘Memento (Some Notes on Film, Memory and Sampling: The Mechanism of Association in Contemporary Visual Practice)’ an essay by artist and curator Sophia Crilly.

Each hand-numbered limited edition of 1000 will include an exclusive comic book by artist Olivia Plender ‘The Masterpiece – Part 4, A Weekend in the Country’ (2005) supported by Arts Council England North West, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Granada Foundation.

The magazine will be available from Castlefield Gallery, Wideshut (online), Waterstones, Borders and selected independent bookshops and galleries around the UK. (R.R.P £9.95)