CHAPTERS is a collaborative art-research project.
Stemming from the idea of a book or journal, CHAPTERS challenges the notion of a singular author or editor. Instead it invites the presence of multiple voices, interpretations, and combinations. Generated through artist-led events and activities, each Chapter takes the form of an Ongoing Archive and Collection of artworks.
CHAPTERS is a vehicle for developing creative methodologies of dissent and collaboration. It strives to make visible the dialogue CAS artists have with themselves, their material, and each other in a way that engages new audiences and encourages additional developments, interpretations, and engagements with their works, in the world.
Chapter 1, Dissent.
2015 – 2020
Block_Chain: The Power of Two was a series of 2 week collaborative residency taking place on CAS Instagram and Artist Blogs January to March 2018. Works by artists participating in BLOCK_CHAIN: THE POWER OF TWO were exhibited and explored at a symposium hosted by Winchester Gallery at Winchester School of Art. Footage from the event has been published on the website.
Dissent: A Creative Practice is an anthology of essays by CAS artists. An exploration of theory and practice, the three very different essays consider how Dissent might be understood as a constructive and creative methodology that encourages a dialogue and generates new solutions and relationships.
Artists are invited 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. A dissensus (multiple, sometimes conflicting voices) will emerge.
Over the next 4 years CAS will maintain ongoing open dialogue between artists and the world through exhibitions, digital media, and community projects which will be recorded in an ongoing archive of Dissent, and a collection of artists works.
Participating artists are invited to explore their individuality and subjective viewpoint as a starting point for their contribution. By encouraging the presence of multiple subjective viewpoints, a fertile tension and dialogic practice emerges in which notions of dissent can be questioned, explored, and diffracted through multiple artistic expressions.
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A series of events and talks are being programmed to give artists the opportunity to meet, discuss and explore emerging themes. An events list will be published in due course. Please follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter so we can send you details as soon as they are confirmed.