Posts Tagged ‘Mediation’

VR eye for the print guy

After recently attending a workshop entitled Volume to Voxel (put together by the UWE fabrications team) I have been able to begin considering the mediated relationships between drawing, modeling, scanning and printing – using virtual reality software. Although initial thoughts are still processing the possibility to experience a space that enables one to create (and manipulate) […]


Mapping Post-digital Practice

Laidler, P. (2018) Mapping Post-digital Practice in the Graphic Arts, Printmaking Today, Vol 27 No 2 Summer, p.15 ISSN 0960 9253 Article Intro It has been suggested by a range of established commentators that digital technology may have potentially created a ‘mental change’ within the creative process of making images and objects. Although this statement […]


Post-digital Today

Many thanks to The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland for hosting an exceptional conference in December 2017. The team at the Wrocław School of Printmaking invited a range of speakers including artists, theoreticians, researchers and students to comment on the topic of Post-digital Printmaking. The event also included a number […]


Postdigital Print Conference

            In December I will be attending and speaking at the Post-digital printmaking. Redefinition of print Conference in Poland. The conference is hosted at the Faculty of Graphics and Media Art, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. The conference is a continuation of the numerous events […]


Students who have looked through the eyes of machines.

The digital version of the Looking through the eyes of machines as students publication is now (and finally) available to view on issuu. The publication includes work from fifteen selected students across three different Graphic Arts based programmes in Art and Design at UWE (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK) and sixteen students […]


Drawing After Digital Exhibition

An exhibition curated by Klaus Speidel that explores what ‘the digital’ means for drawing today: http://xpo.studio/project/project2/ The below quote and conference offers a range of different perspectives where artists are both utilising the associated tools and processes but perhaps more interestingly responses are extending to ‘the digital’ as a subject to coment on. Speidel’s insights […]


Looking through the eyes of machines as students

International Student Exchange Exhibition In January 2016 fifteen UWE Art and Design students were selected from Graphic Art disciplines to contribute to an international student exchange exhibition with Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) Baltimore USA. The exchange exhibition was developed as part of a touring exhibition (of US Universities between 2015 & 2017) entitled […]


Print on the wall

Curated Traveling Exhibition: The purpose of this curation project is to bring Just Press Print, a cutting-edge group exhibition from the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of West England, Bristol (UWE, Bristol) to Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD; and to engage local, national, and international audiences through […]


Just Press Print in Print

  The Just Press Print exhibition publication now exists in physical form, a printed form. Link to the printed newspaper version of Working Proof: Featuring Just Press Print is now available to purchase courtesy of Newspaper Club


Press Print

Where it all began: The initial idea for the Just Press Print exhibition was inspired some 17 years ago after I attended a print exhibition by a highly acclaimed American artist at a prestigious museum in the USA. The exhibition in question would also later resonate with my research (and teaching) activity around the collaborative […]


Posting on Post-digital Printmaking

Recently been invited to exhibit my on going ‘Print is Dead series‘ (something I have written / talked about but never exhibited) in Poland at the Wrocław Academies Centre for Applied Arts and Innovation. The exhibition is in conjunction with the recent International Print Triennial in Krakow 2015  and will coincide with a symposium exploring the […]


The world beyond the image

“One is playing with the world referred to by the image and the other world which is the image itself” Michael Craig Martin Some thoughts about Mr Martin’s observation on images and how they represent objects, albeit objects that we know primarily as images. Something interesting things about props: Many props are ordinary objects. However, […]


Do Androids dream of print?

This year was the first year CFPR Editions (officially) awarded a UWE (University of the West of England) graduate print prize. I had been thinking about involving more graduates within the editions practice after writing an article on MiAL (Made in Arts London) and their promotion of UAL graduate artwork at Art Fairs. To coincide […]


Copy Shop

It’s about print but it’s not a print: I think it is fair to say that we all have pivotal moments as artists / makers / printmakers – I’m referring to the liberating ones. For instance when we encounter a process, person or artwork that appears to hold our attention in such a way that it starts […]


Print is Dead Series

‘Prints are like repeated stories, passed on from one to another, sometimes accurate recordings, other times with added variations and distortions, either by design or accident. Working within a series, prints become a game of whispers, each story retold, misheard and elaborated on to create new meaning and context’.
(The Mechanical Hand, 2012)


Roombeek Series

‘The first time he saw her, he saw her in a photograph. He had seen her before, at her job, but there she didn’t come across or measure up anywhere near as well as she did in her picture. Behind her desk she was too real to look at […] He had to have her on paper, a material with a flat seamless surface […] a physical location which could represent her resemblance all in one place […] a place that had the chances of looking real, but a place that didn’t have any specific chances of being real’
(R. Prince)


Murmurs from Earth

‘This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours’.
(J. Carter, 1977)


The Human Printer

‘First we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.’ (M. McLuhan, 1964)


Stretch out with your feelings

‘Put simply ‘surface’ tends to be conflated with the superficial and the artificial, ‘depth’ with their counterparts, ‘deep’ meaning and ‘the real’.
(R. Pelzer-Montada, 2008)


Piety of the Polychromer

The Sacred Made Real Exhibition, The National Gallery London, 2009 So what’s Polychrome? Craftsmanship, realism, hybridity, transcription and people loving what you’ve made – eh yes please. That said  the realistic quality of the polychrome sculpture and their visual presence in the 17th Century raised concerns within certain religious establishments. These concerns were observed through the […]


(Non) Graphic Images

Laidler, P. Mandrile, C. Super, A. (2014) (Non) Graphic Images of Violence: A studio conversation, g&e Print and Art Edition Magazine (www.grabadoyedicion.com/), ISSUE 42, pp 33 – 39 ISSN 1886-2306. The article in g&e Print and Art Edition Magazine is a co/authored text in the form of a studio conversation between two researchers and an artist. […]


Are ‘Books’ Electric?

Inclusion in Publication: ‘Are ‘Books’ Electric? Some possibilities for the artist’s book in the 21st Century’. Bodman, S. L. In: Derdyk, E., ed. (2013) entre ser um e ser mil: o objecto livro e suas poéticas.Os “livros” são eléctricos: São Paulo, Brazil: Senac, pp. 121-143 ISBN 9788539603596 Sarah Bodman (Senior Research Fellow for Artists’ Books and […]


Donwoods Woods

Collaborative Print Studio Project A little over a year ago I began discussing the possibility of producing a print edition with the artist Stanley Donwood as part of CFPR Editions. A year later we were pleased to edition two new laser engraved artworks (February Holloway, 2013 & Wait here we will come for you, 2013) that later coincided with Donwood’s […]


Visualising Colour Tends

From collaborative print studio project to research bid: In 2011 I invited UK based artist Arthur Buxton to produce a limited edition fine art print with CFPR Editions. The invitation was led by my preoccupation with artworks / artefacts that traverses the physical & digital divide and how this post digital space maybe located within a Graphic Arts discipline. In the case of Arthur […]