#CASPostItExchange uses digital/postal methods to explore the language; nature and elasticity of “collaborative practice” between artists. This practice-based investigation has helped artists explore notions of entanglement contained in Karen Barad’s book “Meeting the Universe Halfway” (Duke University Press. 2007) in which “the author argues that the world is made of entanglements of “social” and “natural” agencies, where the distinction between the two emerges out of specific intra-actions, entanglements and co workings.”
#CasPostItExchange seeks to open art dialogue beyond its Associate Artists to a wide group of creative practitioners. It encourages peer exchange, and invites unexpected outcomes, entanglements and intra-actions between artist and an object or material.
Artists are invited to respond to a material prompt sent in an envelope via snail mail. Working in pairs, artists will collaboratively produce an online record of interactions, entanglements and responses as a result of the first object or material they send (and receive).
#CASPostItExchange ‘The Pilot’ begins 24 February 2017 and ends .
After that time, artists are welcome to continue using the #CASPostItExchange hashtag to continue an exchange or start a new one.
Participating Artists (Phase 1-2)
Dawn Evans, @dawnevansartist
Maija Liepins, @maijaliepins
Clarisse Wisser, @kularisu
Peter Driver, @driverpeter
Kimvi Nguyen, @kimvi_nguyen
Laurence Rushby @rushbylaurence
Helen Northcott @helen_northcott
Work Hall (formerly Angelica Studios)
Marian Piper @marion_piper
Lindall Pearce @lindallpearce
Gill Gregory @gillgregoryis
Art Space, Southsea
Mike Bartlett @mikebartlett17
Aldobranti Fosco-Fornio @aldobranti
Suzanna Raymond @srfirehorseart
Karen Wood @kbwoodnews
Karen Wicks @iacartroom
Norma Foulds @nfoulds_
Jaqueline Bonnin @jaqueline_bonnin
Beth Davis-Hofbauer @liveartlocal
Carol Capper @capper.carol
Amanda Bates @amandabatesartist
Jane Posnsford @janeponsford
Hanna ten Doorkaat @hannatendoornkaat
Leman Sevda Daricioglu @lemandaricioglu
Dale McGinness @dale_mcginnes
PostIt Exchange Guidelines:
- Artist 1 places an object or material inside an envelope and posts the envelope to another artist (preferably someone they don’t know personally). Remember to include your return address.
- Artist 2 responses to the material prompt and share one or more photographs on his/her Instagram account using the hash tag #CasPostItExchange
- Artist 2 reciprocates with his/her sender by posting an object or material to Artist 1 who will also share their response on Instagram with the hash tag #CasPostItExchange.
You are encouraged to contact your paired artist or @CASartists on Twitter if you get stuck, or to share ideas and developments that come out of the exchange.
24th Feb 2017 – PHASE 1, First round of artist pairings sent materials.
12th May 2017 – PHASE 2, Second round of artist pairings sent materials.
31st May 2017 – SHOWCASE! The pilot is over, and showcase of images published on the CAS website, but artists are welcome to continue for as long as the exchange continues to benefit their practice. We will continue supporting you on social media.
July 2017 – PHASE 3, For PHASE THREE of the #CasPostItExchange project, we are inviting artists who like CASPostItExchange to pick it up and run with it, creating their own pairings through known or “acquaintance” contacts. More info. below.
Phase 3 – Over to you!
How to start:
- Ask your contact if they want to engage in the #CasPostItExchange.
- If they do, send them an object or material prompt through Royal Mail, inviting their response to that prompt. [Include your own address for the return prompt]
- Artists experiment with material/object received and then post their work in progress and/or completed response to their personal Instagram account using the Hashtag #CasPostItExchange along with any other tag they wish [don’t forget to tag your paired artist]
- We recommend you both both decide on a time frame in which to complete your work ie: 8-10 weeks