I now have one of the five artists books that I made in The Tate Gallery special archive of artists books along with all the other artists books that artists have made and The Tate Gallery have acquired and thought worthy to add through their history. To be viewed one would have to go to The Tate Britain, go to the library and put in a written request with a reason to view it, it would have to be approved and then my artists book would be brought from the archive to a separate viewing room where one could view it in the presence of one of the staff to make sure it was not damaged or copied and then it would be taken back and placed in the archive. Or so that is my understanding as that is what the staff at The Tate told me... Nice they take such care of my artists book which an art critic I have known since art school who saw it recently said "This is not just an artists book but a piece of art in its own right". It is not on the Tate website or digitalised for © copyright reasons, they would have to have my permission, and when I spoke to them recently they had no plans to ask me if they could.
I have been reading philosophy and ethics since I was 12 years old or so. I studied contemporary art and new technologies. I am an installation artist, a sculptor, a painter and work with various technologies to make art etc... I write...
Welcome, this site shows some examples of my art through time. I have restored my website to working condition but kept it how it was originally made by myself 2004, with the same content with some recent additions.
One of my favourite quotes because we assume all to often that we 'know' or 'understand', when we do not;
"Those who fail to re-read are obliged to read the same story everywhere."
A note on this quote, Barthes is not referring to reading, just in the literal sense, a page from a book, but everything as 'text', people as text, events as text, culture as text, art as text, etc... Which can all be read and re-read.
Another of my favourite quotes.
"Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I might not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend:"
I grew up reading and absorbing writings like these, they permeate me, are an inseparable part of my psyche. Which is one of the reason why I write including the simple line of words below
'Travelling is putting one foot in front of the other'
written by myself Russell Hand © ® 1998
Travelling literally, travelling metaphorically, travelling through labyrinths of the mind, travelling through space and time.
I now have one of my five artist books that I made in The Tate Gallery special archive of artists books along with all the other books made by artists The Tate Gallery have acquired in their history.
A link to my first book on iBooks, more books to follow; My iBook
My photography book on iBooks; My photography iBook
If someone wants to request me on LinkedIn link below, but please add a note telling me who you are and why we should connect... Not in a popularity contest... Connect with people for a reason...
All works, art, sculpture, painting, video, sound, writing, photography is © ® Russell Hand