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 is an experimental post-digital publishing platform, engaged with critical research, curating, 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 research on the interplay between electronic and print culture (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 9 artists publications by UCA researchers and invited artists.
Postdigital’, ‘Publishing’ and ‘Platform’ are key concepts at the heart of all our projects.
Postdigital, as no longer considering digital technologies emerging or new but already deeply imbedded in our lives and in being human.
Publishing as in making public, sharing, disseminating original thinking and practice based research, in 3 formats; open access online, print form and public events.
Platform as a shared and collaborative network and virtual space for multidisciplinary modes of inquiry and production of new knowledge.
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 …