Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Martin John Callanan, Each and Every Command

Each and Every Command, Baltic39, February 2016

Each and Every Command is a new artwork documenting over twelve years of edits made by the artist in the popular image editing software Adobe Photoshop (from version 8). Presented in human readable text, each and every action, edit, change, mistake, or creation that the artist made to any and all images for himself or others, on any computer, from 23 December 2003 until today is recorded in unredacted form. Printed as one complete copy over 15,873 pages on mid-grey A4 paper and bound within eleven archive folders, the 27,504,497 million characters comprise 4,114,676 words over 198,605 lines of text. Equivalent to eight times the Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

To celebrate the first exhibition of the archive, the full record is now publicly available in the Amazon Kindle Store, as the largest ebook ever released. Until 15 February, the duration of the Baltic 39 exhibition, the ebook will be free to download.
The archive from 23 December 2003 - 7 February 2016 is held by the British Library in electronic form

Made possible with the Philip Leverhulme Prize, awarded by The Leverhulme Trust.

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