As collaborators ourselves, we have spent the last four years working over web platforms to create art, write and hold workshops. Working together we have established a practice that explores what we value as a society and how to establish frames to interrogate these values. This approach led us into our first publishing experiment and utilises this naivety to draw upon many voices to create a larger whole.
Commonplace Journal intends to be a conversation between three parties; ourselves, as initiators, creating the framework for the topic, the artists that contribute and the curators who navigate between the framework and the art.
By approaching the entire process as a collaboration we believe that the true value of this project will lay in the process itself. We would like to address this project as co-creation or co-curation. In order to do that we will be directing the process but not the outcome; meaning that we will organise the resources and timeframes while guiding the discussion between artist and curators but not necessarily the outcome.
We are looking for 2-3 curators to join us on creating this issue of Commonplace Journal.
Beginning this journey, we have started by shortlisting projects based on their affinity to the open call. This meant selecting 8 projects out of 30.
In the next step we wish to invite 2-3 curators to collaborate and select 3 projects out of the shortlisted ones. These 3 artists will then discuss with the curators how they wish to proceed, exploring how their work and practices could collaborate. This will then lead to a discussion with ourselves on how to publish, and in which manner we can facilitate their work. This process will require us to then create a publishing concept together, and further on collaborate with the artists on different publishing ideas.
If interested in curating this project, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from all of you!
As we are freshly launching the project we welcome all types of ideas and highly encourage cross-discipline collaborations.
Let us know of your projects and ideas could fit here :)