Origin Myth Aberdeen: screen print, 56 cm x 36 cm

David Lyons (Producer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


The State Of Print is a proposition. An evolving visual declaration initiated by a collective of artists beguiled and amused at the catastrophe of current social political thinking and the comedy of established systems of governance.

We propose then to cast adrift on a nonsense of our own (print)making – a makeshift non geographical region built upon the flow of ink and a constitutional raft of recycled cardboard. The intention is to explore the current state of nations and the notion that everything that formalises a nation state is printed – money, maps, laws, information, governments, monarchies etc.

The State Of Print has no boundaries. It has the potential to expand by invitation – with each contributor becoming a citizen of the State of Print – and can be reconstituted and reconfigured continually. At a time when the current state of nation power is globally inflexible and dogmatic, this project provides a creative and theoretical antidote to the current paradigm.

The project is funded by Culture Ireland GB18 (a special year long programme which celebrates the unique cultural relationship which exists between Ireland and Great Britain.)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen
PublisherPeacock Visual Arts
Size56 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2018
EventState Of Print - W OR M, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Jun 201830 Jun 2018


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