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Analogue was a dialogue project by Russell Martin, commissioned by Craftspace, and held during part of the Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution exhibition development period from October 2008 – February 2010.

Analogue sought to enliven the themes and discussions taking place on this blog, and to explore new themes through open dialogue.  It intended to bridge the gap between this blog and the ‘real world’ offline, to inform online and live audiences of the themes and processes the exhibition concerns itself with.  Analogue initiated live dialogue events around the country with crafts practitioners, other creative professionals, members of the public and other practitioners with a mutual concern for time, experience and practice.

Analogue also enacted some of the complex principals under examination by the exhibition – practice, experience, time, materiality, collaboration.

Alongside the audio record produced by Analogue, an online, downloadable information pack suitable for venues, exhibition visitors and those with an interest in the project’s methodologies can use for inspiration and advice for their own dialogue projects.

Russell Martin is a visual artist and writer based in London.  Since 1998, Martin has worked exclusively with dialogue as a medium, and remains interested in how this can create and maintain social structures.  Recent projects include Rational Rec, a monthly interdisciplinary arts social event, Portable Radio, a series of recorded dialogues with art practitioners around the UK.  Information on these and other projects can be found at russellmartin.org.uk.

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