We are beginning to put together (slowly) a book about the Block_chain project which was our most recent project in our Dissent program. The curator of Winchester gallery, Dr August Davis, has written an excellent essay for it. Block_chain artists have also been invited to submit work to the Chapters project, an archive collection of A3 responses/provocations/reflections on dissent which will build up over the years. This is in its infancy, as is CAS as an NPO (core funded by Arts Council England), and we are gradually increasing our programme to raise our profile.
If you are a CAS Associate Artist and have new or existing work exploring themes of dissent, you are also welcome to submit work to the ongoing archive at any time.
Chapter 1. Dissent invites artists to explore what Dissent means to them. Artists ideas and notions of dissent may take any form such as social, political, geographical, historical, technological, scientific, cultural or personal dissent.
Chapters will ultimately be a resource for other artists/arts organisations to respond to and could be used in all manner of ways, a source for discussion, material for prompting further exhibitions, etc etc. This is just a reminder if you would like to submit work you are very welcome. It will be kept in the box, added to the archive, which will be digital as well, and part of the CAS story.
As we are currently working toward Laboratory of Dissent 2019, an exhibition at Winchester Gallery in November exploring the theme Inside/Outside, we are especially looking for submissions of A3 works for the Chapters collection on this theme, regardless of whether your are exhibiting this November.
At some point in the not too distant future the archive will be launched and documented online, and act as a discussion starter with other artists and organisations. Any submissions can be on paper or any other material, or can be emailed for printing to A3 but must obviously be high resolution if an image. They must also be able to be stacked in a box (so they can be material but preferably 2D, if not, photographs can suffice.)
Hope this finds you well otherwise and thank you to those artists who have already submitted work. If you would like to participate, please send work to either myself firstname.lastname@example.org or Maija at email@example.com.
All the best,