Untitled 2010-2014

Raydale Dower

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About the edition

Raydale Dower’s works are performative in nature, involving elements of live action, sound, time, space and theatre. As in his Piano Drop (1/100 sec) piece, the artist’s chosen title for this work includes a reference to a particular moment in time; in this instance 2010-2014 - the period during which he had the studio space featured in this print.

Originating from a single image capturing the artist mid-motion, he chose a black and white palette and a grainy half-tone and used the process of enlargement and duplication to mimic the format of a broadsheet newspaper with a folded centre. The documentary or archival feel to this work and the still capture of the artist’s performative gesture with a chair is somewhat reminiscent of an early Dadaist photograph or a Merce Cunningham performance. In this instance, the artist’s interest lies in the small variations and incidental gestures that are introduced during the time in which the image is duplicated and transferred from one side of the paper to the other; a temporal ‘spot the difference’.

Year 2015
Edition of 10
Media Relief Prints on Zerkall 250gsm
Dimensions 51 x 76cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Raydale Dower

Raydale Dower (b. 1973, Aberdeen) is a Glasgow based musician and artist. He studied Sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee and Sound for the Moving Image from The Glasgow School of Art.

Recent exhibitions include: Continue Without Losing Consciousness, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2014, The Glasgow Weekend, Volksbühne Theatre, Berlin (2013); Piano Drop, Tramway, Glasgow (2011; On Memory and Chance, The Changing Room, Stirling (2011); Beethoven’s 5th(X8), Art Basel, Miami Beach, Miami (2010); Le Drapeau Noir, 2010 Glasgow International Festival; and The Associates, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2009). Dower co-founded the bands Uncle John & Whitelock (2001–2006) and Tut Vu Vu (2007–present).