Working Together

February 16th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink

Artist groups or collaborating artist have been popular among cultural workers throughout different times. The reasons for collaboration are maybe by necessity, by artistic manifesto or for the simple reason of a shared studio space.
Are there other reasons artists choose to work together?
and how do these collaborations appear at the art scene?
These are some of the questions on the IASPIS seminarie 2012.

Thursday 9th of February 2012

During the month of February 2012 Coble/Riley Projects will be on the IASPIS Residency Programme in Umeå, Sweden. Part of their collaborative process is about creating as they go along, remaining open to the environments they encounter and people they meet.

10.00 – 10.30 CARL-ERIK ENGQUIST
Carl-Erik Engqvist engages himself with the potential of virtual realities, bio-, nano- and robot technology. Since he finished his Master in 2009 at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts his collaborative platform has been HUMlab, an interdisciplinary digital humanities laboratory. Engqvist will in his presentation discuss digital technology as a collaborative platform and his experience of working cross disciplinary.

Mobile Art Production is an art producer working towards a renewal of the traditional role of the art institution by creating a mobile structure for producing and exposing contemporary art. Instead of using a permanent premises MAP concentrates on the artistic process and the meeting with the audience. Annika Wik is a fil.dr. in film science and  och researcher at MAP. She will talk about MAP as an alternative art producer and development project. To explain MAP´s activities and curatorial method she will proceed from four central positions: the artist, the audience, the researcher and the curator.

13.00 – 13.40 MAL (MAKING A LIVING)
MAL is an independent group of arts professionals currently active across the UK who are researching and campaigning on issues of art and labour.  Two members of the group tell us more about MAL and how they function.

13.50 – 14.20 STIG SJÖLUND
Cooperations for different reasons by necessity or by strategy. I do have experience of both. And what is good about it and how to make it as good as possible. Then ex. about that: first the Wallda group then, Birgitta Tholander and now Ride1.

14.40 – 15.15 RAKETT
Rakett was started in 2003 as a collaboration between the artists Åse Løvgren and Karolin Tampere. Having the training in visual arts as a common ground, Rakett has been using a variety of strategies, juggling between taking on the different roles as curators, producers, commissioners, artists, publishers and organizers. Rakett has made exhibition projects in art institutions, galleries, artist run spaces as well as in the public space in cities and in small villages.

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