Oproep 1: Zorgzaam werken in de kunsten
Reflect on what an artist cooperative could be and how to build up support structures, there is a practical tool we would like to develop further: a Skill Share System, an inventory of the skills in a community is made and a platform of exchange is created where members can give skills they have and ask for skills when needed.
With a skill share system a community would be able to support each other artistically and possibly economically. The platform could also be opened up to make it possible to exchange or provide skills to other communities in order to bring about collaborations of mutual support beyond the arts. We think this would be an open, inclusive, care-full and solidary way to work within the arts and with other communities!
The digital work in the arts interests me as a possibility to form new collaborative alliances with ancestral communities today isolated or difficult to access, whose knowledge and practices with nature can inspire us in the imagination of new necessary life forms, possible to be disseminated on a global scale.
I want to explore methods of distributed collaboration and how digital systems are being used as springboards to bring ideas into real life. How can virtual reality be used not just as a representational space, but as an active brainstorming space; another way of existing and thinking through material? Can collaborating this way be accessible and useful post-pandemic?