BLAST BEAT is an exhibition by Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle including work made both together and separately as part of their collaborative project Long Distance Press. BLAST BEAT refers to a vigorous drum fill often used by hardcore drummers adding intensity and a wall of sound to their music. Shield and Whittle employ similar energy and noise through their collaborative works, embracing layering, overlapping and distortion of their visual matter. The exhibition takes place within the Self-Publishing Lab at the University of Sunderland where new work was produced matching the high tempo of the double-drum Risograph machine. BLAST BEAT expands and reverberates the double page spread onto the walls of the gallery.
12 November – 10 December 2021
Priestman Gallery, Sunderland, SR1 3PZ