In late February, our participating artists presented three phenomenal projects as part of Phase 1 of the project; Lichens, presented at Xchanges, Camber, presented at arc.hive artist run centre, and Nowhere Anywhere Portal Passage, presented at Errant artSpace.
We are enthused to announce that we have updated pidcproject.ca with new project pages for each of the three collaboration groups and resulting disseminations. These new project pages include new documentation of the three disseminations, as well as works-in-progress and commentary from the artists.
Kayla Henry, Melissa Flagg, and Art Action Earwig
The overall playfulness and the creative risk taking in collaboration was extremely rewarding. I would encourage an artist taking on the same project to dive in and explore the unknown, and allow the limitations or challenges to be jumping off points for trying new things and stepping outside of one’s comfort zone and familiar ways of working.
—Melissa Flagg on what was rewarding
Amber Downie-Back, Jane Chan, and Ebony Rose
The biggest challenge was finding the balance between autonomy and collaboration as we moved between trying to come to an agreement, wanting to stay firm in a vision or knowledge set, trying to see somebody else’s vantage point, letting go, merging sometimes opposite views and so forth.
—Ebony Rose on what was challenging
Evan Locke, Nicole Mandryk, Lee Ingram, Valerie Salez
The working process through the first phase collaboration group was relatively organic — ideas came out of brainstorming sessions and when something was agreed upon each member added and built on top of that. With the digital/virtual components of the work it helped to create a physical construction we could work around and reference.
—Evan Locke on the collaboration process
Thank you to our Community Partners & Sponsors
We acknowledge the support from
Canada Council for the Arts.