David Rule works with and around photography, using image and text to record and extend the everyday. His practice, almost wholly on the page, looks to the ways we share stories, reflect, and enthuse; the ways we communicate each day with each other. David studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. He is a founding editor of ‘covered in toner’, a small press dedicated to producing and distributing affordable, unlimited editions by photographers, artists and writers. David has taught on the Photography course at Farnham since 2007 and has been an active member of the department’s ‘bookRoom’ research cluster examining the production and distribution of artists’ books.
bookRoom has been engaged with critical research, curating, publishing and teaching for over 10 years through a number of interrelated activities; Phd research, conferences, exhibitions, an artist books collection.
bookRoom has become a significant platform for experimentation, conceptualisation, materialisation, and dissemination of published material on the interplay between electronic and print culture in the post digital age (2 anthologies/surveys of writings by key international practitioners and thinkers /the book is alive ! (2012), Code X (2015), one publication on working with archive and art activism / RISE WITH YOUR CLASS (2016) and 8 artists publications by UCA researchers and invited artists.
bookRoom has involved members of staff across UCA including: James Trafford (School of Communication Design), Simon Aeppli & Harry Whalley (School of Film, Media & Performing Arts) and Rob Mcdonald (School of Further Education).
bookRoom is taking part in London’s annual Small Publishers Fair on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November (11am to 7pm) exhibiting recent book work by Gabrielle Areal, Amanda Couch, Delphine Bedel, David Rule, Greig Burgoyne & Rossella Emanuele, Vicky Smith, Nicky Hamlyn, Stefan Szczelkun and Emmanuelle Waeckerle.
bookRoom will be launching on Saturday 16 November Digesting Ritual/ Extispicy …