Dick Jewell: Four Thousand Threads. In conversation with David Campany
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, December 2, 2015
Dick Jewell in conversation with David Campany, marking the publication of Jewell’s new book Four Thousand Threads.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 6.30 pm, December 2, 2015
Examining the phenomena of online photo sharing, Dick Jewell’s book Four Thousand Threads amasses a vast archive of photographs covering various ‘threads’, from planking to bombing and animal selfies. Much like the artist’s 1978 book Found Photos, this meticulously edited work reflects the artist’s long-term interests in communal behaviour and societal shifts.
Dick Jewell graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1978, with an MA in Printmaking. He has gone on to work as an artist, filmmaker, music video director, record label frontman, designer and cameraman. His work is represented in public collections including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Arts Council of Great Britain.