[RHP] CDRs is a working model of a record label that operates within the art world. It is simultaneously an artwork, a curatorial experiment, an organisation and a record label. The works it releases are produced by visual artists whom already have an active acoustic practice which, either forms a part of, or runs parallel with their other works.
Space Gambus Experiment Screening @ Stryx, Birmingham
[RHP] CDRs is committed to investigating the relationships between visual and sonic practices within the contexts of contemporary art and experimental music; primarily this is carried out in the form of commissioning and releasing new sonic works each month via limited edition CDRs and through programming events ranging from performance's, screening's and exhibitions too talk's, workshop's and discussions. [RHP] CDRs' secondary methodology of investigation is the archive, of which there are several strands. We accession at least one copy of everything we produce from CDRs and publications to flyers and press releases, this means an accurate image of our own activity is formed, which over time, we hope will become a useful resource for researchers, artists, curators and the public. We also collect materials relating to the artists we have worked with; this includes artworks, musical scores, postcards, recordings, publications, various promotional materials and merchandise; this collection aids in contextualising [RHP] CDRs position within the wider cultures of experimental music and contemporary art whilst allowing us to further support the artists we work with whilst ensuring that we are making projects that are critical and cutting edge whilst still being accessible to a range of audiences.
Publish and be Damned @ ICA, London
[RHP] CDRs release pieces semi-regularly; aiming to put out at least one piece per calendar month which are available to buy via online mail order, in independent record shops as well as at art spaces and galleries. Its releases are manufactured by hand in a studio in Birmingham and are distributed via Editions of You, a research based distribution outfit housed within Goldsmiths University, London. We programme a series of performances, talks, screenings and parties to compliment each release. [RHP] CDRs is artist focused; 75% of the profit from each sale goes to the artist to support their practice and we cover all production, distribution and promotion costs supplying a genuinely rewarding experience for the artists we work with.
Pete Wiseman's 'Swim' RHP001
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Untitled (Network of Artist-Led Activity) @ Supernormal Festival
Contemporary production is a complex system that impacts upon every part of our lives. My practice explores this system paying particular attention to how things are produced and then distributed around the world.
Marking the Internet and the Physical @ Trove, Birmingham
Frequently my works take the form of publications, performance, events and online content, often in editions. I engage with design, branding and marketing techniques and often work collaboratively within a variety of roles which range from curator, programmer and facilitator to technician. I consider my online activities to be fundamental to my practice; Blogging, Posting, Sharing and Commenting are key methods of production and are integral to every aspect of each project I work on.
Bookstore @ DriftStation, Lincoln, Nebraska.
This approach to the construction and presentation of projects results in working in a variety of contexts outside of the gallery and museum system as well as within; this has included projects on the festival circuit, in the music industry, in heritage settings and with communities. This results in a sustained investigation into every facet of contemporary production and distribution.
Untitled (Firewall) @ AirSpace Gallery
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Contact via: rhpcdrs.gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org