Posts Tagged ‘Postdigital’

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 […]


Print Futures: Austin, Texas

In January 2018 I have been invited to the University of Texas at Austin as part of a guest artist in printmaking residency. The proposed production of artwork will continue my investigations into post-digital narratives within graphic arts practice. The residency also includes lectures and tutorials with undergraduate and graduate UT students who are exploring […]


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 […]


Madrid Symposium

The short video above offers an overview from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid who are working with the The Ankaria Foundation as part of a pioneering program to promote young graphic artists in Spain. I was invited by the two partners for a week long symposium in April 2017 […]


Speaking through the eyes of machines

  Next week (25th -28th April 2017) I will be speaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid who are working with the The Ankaria Foundation as part of a pioneering program to promote young graphic artists in Spain. The week long invitation is part of an international seminar that builds […]


Looking through the eyes of machines as humans

Laidler. P (2016) Mapping a Mental Change: Beginnings and departure points, Working Proof, No2, pp 59 – 62. Looking through the eyes of machines as humans is a publication that has been developed and produced by myself as part of an academic role at UWE. The publication was initiated as part of an international student […]


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 […]


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 […]


Working Proof

The proof of working or working proof! – Over the next few weeks / months I intend to review some of my past, current and future print related projects by producing what maybe best described as both a beginning and summary publication. In regard to the latter, the publication will consolidate some of my research […]


‘Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculpture to discover it’. Michelangelo More postdigital ruminations. Designer Gareth Neal combines traditional techniques and forms with modern technology. Neal’s work engages with his own personnel research (at Brighton University) into traditional processes and digital manufacture, with designs that engage with the […]


Bleeding Pixels

Came across the artist Paul Ferragut some time ago but as this specific work is time based then maybe this is a timely post! Ferragut’s Time Printing Machine creates a pixelated aesthetic that is realized through durational deposits of ink on paper. By using a time based algorythm to drive a mechanical plotter Ferragut has devised […]


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)


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 […]


The seed of an idea

Collaborative Print Studio Project: Publishers and Print Studio’s will approach artists to produce editions for a range of different reasons that may include; long standing friendships, a studio specialism, economic benefits or for esteem indicators to name but a few. CFPR Editions is situated within a University context and as an academic who seeks to […]


Human Automation

Laidler, P. (2011) Human automation. Printmaking Today, 20 (4). p. 28. ISSN 0960 9253 The article Human Automation describes a practice based series of artworks that explore the print on demand model as a means to comment  the boundaries of print practice and how process is intrinsic to content. Save