Call 2: Working sustainably internationally
Accessibility e.g. the expectation of internet access for a livestream performance. Cultural relevance: how to know your audience if you're not there
I am an artist working in live and video performance. I would like to explore working collaboratively online with a group of artists. So far I have mainly done this through Zoom and shared Google docs. I’d like to explore other ways of collaborating online - shared image boards, a shared video library, collective reading lists - in order to establish a more holistic and rigorous online collaborative practice. I would like to test ways of working collaboratively online as a way to generate and develop new work and ideas, particularly by drawing on the surroundings of each person’s home/office/studio environment - applying Anne Bogart and Tina Landau’s Viewpoints as a creative methodology to the group’s diverse physical environments to discover new ways of being together remotely.
Being from the UK but currently based in the USA, I am very aware of how international borders can inhibit the central artistic processes of sharing work across cultures, engaging with local communities, and collaborating on new ideas. I think my idea of developing a rigorous methodology for developing collaborative work online would allow international practice in Flanders, Brussels, and beyond to become more democratic and less bureaucratic: people from countries inside and outside the EU could work together without the need for expensive and complicated visas, flights, accommodation. Crucially, it could allow international practice to decolonize, so that we can look beyond the near horizons of our own borders.
I am based in San Francisco, USA, in the PST timezone. I am flexible/free anytime during normal waking hours.
Emma Attwood email@example.com
How can we connect into a conversation of solidarity and participation and be together with our demons? Starting with ourselves and our immediate communities, aiming to reach out beyond through the means of digital exchange. As an artist from West Asia living and working in Western Europe, I want to explore gathering and conversation formats in the context of dynamic transformations.
Accessibility, disability justice, data sovereignty, Feminist ethics, de-centralization of the web, Inclusivity, Algorithmic Bias (for BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ peoples), anti-surveillance, resisting commodification of data (humans), AI and AI's biases towards queer and racialized bodies, moderation and censorship in digital space, working digitally in collaboration with artists in different locations