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This project was commissioned by Double Elephant Print Workshop as part of the 2015 Redefining Print symposium and exhibition. The film condenses a series of Skype interviews with people and institutions involved in the cultivation, exhibition and dissemination of contemporary artists’ print. In bringing together an international range of perspectives and practices, I wanted to find out more about what keeps print-making alive from the perspective of those who make it accessible to us.

I am an artist myself and this work has no pretence to scientific rigour. Instead I chose a more casual approach, driven by my own experience and interests in the subject. I found that conversations often panned out differently to how I anticipated; for example the division of roles between artists, printers and exhibiting institutions in the professional field is more diverse than I imagined to begin with.

I used Skype because I liked the idea of people being witness to an exchange between two different places. It was second best to a personal encounter and massively extended my reach on a small budget. Using this technology to compile these positions turned out to be an interesting parallel with the way the culture of printmaking changes through the internet, both in terms of creative influences and economic opportunities.

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for more information on Redefining Print visit http://www.doubleelephant.org.uk/about-us/redefiningprint/

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