Danny Aldred is a visual artist and graphic designer. He teaches graphic arts at Winchester School of Art and is undertaking a practice based PhD with bookRoom at UCA Farnham. His practice centres on publishing as creative practice with a focus on artist book projects. His work has been chosen for numerous international exhibitions and publishing projects within the UK, Germany and the USA. Several recent artist book projects include ‘woods for the trees’ published through Entbergen press and the ‘glitch series’ using the Jacquard loom. Both project’s mix old and new forms of technology.
Edge to scroll, sequence to time and image to place. From past, to in-between, and into the present, my work investigates the disruption of time through book as conceptual form (a sequence of moments in space). Insights are drawn from gleaned content found on the periphery, both analogue and digital, the unseen or little noticed, noise artefacts and debris, the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardisation. I look to reconfigure and disrupt the space (and time) within the narrative and investigate new ways to see how it can be approached and experienced through experimental publishing and collaborative projects.
Paper, Ink, Pixel and Screen
We are in the epoch of simultaneity according to Foucault “we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed. We are at a moment I believe, when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein” (1967, Foucault). My talk at Livres d’Artistes will showcase and discuss the Code-X publishing project and frame this around the mutation of publishing through screen, paper and networked mediations.