The phrase 'rule of three' refers to a principle which appears in all disciplines. It's influence is clear in narrative and prose but also strong in music and aesthetics. Omne trium perfectum; everything that comes in threes is perfect (Complete). Three is the minimum number needed to set in place a sequence, or complete a narrative. A series of three events, three adjectives or three examples often lends itself to thorough, informative and satisfactory writing.
We wanted to form a singular narrative out of a series of different events at Islington Mill and the various elements in this resource, whilst also allowing for separate narratives to thrive within it. Each set of events have been programmed with a different feeling in mind, a different stage in the narrative. We hope to provide a framework which communicates the subtleties and dynamics of the work, ideas and feelings of those who contribute to this project.
The people behind the scenes
With special thanks to
Bill, Morry, Riv, Mark and Jamie and all the mill team for support, the use of space and being generally amazing all round, Sam and Joe Holt, James Kennedy, Tony Leigh, Andy Hirst for the loan of their time and equipment, Steven Gartside for all the time and patience over the last 2 years, the Video Jam team and anyone who has tweeted, shared,liked and generally spread the word about the project. Thank you to Arts Council England, Salford University, all the artists, collaborators, writers and event organisers that have contributed in any way to the Rule of 3 project. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!