Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle established Long Distance Press in 2013 as a way to solidify their collaborative practice. Working between Glasgow, Newcastle, London and Edinburgh, Long Distance Press first started as a postal art project that quickly turned into collaborative works, publications and exhibitions. Together they explore the research, drawing and works on paper that often live at the unseen edges of an artists’ practice.
Long Distance Press work closely with artists to produce new artworks, artist books and editions that often include areas of practice that are overlooked or undervalued. By offering a space for exploration and collaboration LDP hope to achieve new and exciting publications which sit uncomfortably between published book and small press artist edition. Long Distance Press employ a myriad of different processes, paper stock and binding methods producing printed ephemera that is tactile, intentionally lo-fi and inky to touch.
To date, LDP has published over twenty artist books with invited artists from across Europe. Their most recent project Greetings at Mauve in Vienna, a group exhibition brought together nine different artists’ work. The show coincided with the inaugural Vienna Art Book Fair where LDP launched several new publications from these artists. Greetings was an exhibition that should have been a book.
Another recent project at the Royal Academy of Arts, London brought together six different artists from four different countries, one risograph machine, two photocopiers, and four Epson printers. The result was IMAGE DRUM, part open studio, part production factory, part exhibition and part workshop where seven new publications were developed, printed and presented.
Long Distance Press acts as a publishing house, artist project, zine factory, exhibition space, commissioning body and image drum.
Previous collaborative exhibitions include Drop Shot, MONOMATIC, Edinburgh (2017) and High Five, MONOMATIC (2014).
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