Tag: Interdisciplinary

What a first year…from early musings to many artists

By December 25, 2015

Another year comes to a close, another year begins. With the arrival of 2016, we venture still further into the angsty teens of the 21st Century. Our current time, at worst, registers daily as a constant deluge of transient sensations and empty rhetoric hypermediated through countless devices, websites, channels, and feeds. At best, the historical moment seems to legitimately hold the possibility of significant societal transformation. The once rigid notions of individual and community identity reinforcing systemic inequality appear to be cracking (if not without turmoil) under the pressures of widespread protest, disruptive technologies, and shifting power dynamics.

In the throes of such instability and seismic change, Pair Shaped launched just over a year ago to bring artists together interested in developing share-and-response series of works for public ...

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P.S. Genesis

By December 17, 2014

We had both just moved to new cities. Rovers in need of new environs. One of us, a writer, tramped off to Chicago. The other, a visual artist, landed in Los Angeles. Phone calls ensued. We wanted to collaborate on. . . something. Long conversations surveyed a range of ideas, including inquiries into the areas of medium and practice. They also involved theories on why an artist will take the steps they will from one project into the next. For both of us, these talks were a natural extension of work completed individually and together in the past, and always leading toward a shared interest in the variety of ways art develops and takes form. More than anything, the subject of process came up continually in our ...

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