David and James decided to create an alien landscape, populated with objects and images created during the course of their collaboration so far, as well as a mini-library of some of their favourite source materials. It has evolved slowly since they first installed.
They hung ceramic meteorites and asteroids, and built a mountain backdrop from leftover wood used for the space renovation (David particularly likes to recycle materials wherever possible).
David Manley and James Randell focused on printmaking and ceramics as their primary media since they started to collaborate in early 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this process often happened in fits and starts; James prepared plates for David to draw into, then etched them at his studio in Elephant and Castle and chose tones for the ‘aquatint’ (the larger areas of tone which aren’t linework). David then chose apt titles such as ‘A Craze of Science Fiction’, and ‘The Hover of the Bell’ for the prints.
They have also collaborated on two screen print and two risograph editions as part of their exhibition. They used spray painted stencils in David’s garden and David’s amazing handwritten theories. Images from David’s extensive library of science and science-fiction books made it possible to conduct research and produce images away from the closed gallery. .
All of the collaborative prints are now available on Hart Store…