[spectre] OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
Hege Dons Samset
hdsamset at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 18:15:52 CEST 2008
Two artists, Miriam Songster in NY (conceptual and installation art)
and Hege Dons Samset in Berlin (photography and video) are starting a
photography-based project for The Transcultural Echange
(www.transculturalexchange.org/). We are looking for other people,
artists and non-artists alike, to participate by sharing photographs
with partners across the globe.
The basic idea behind the project is to use photographs to
communicate feelings about the weather. Over a two-week period you
will send one photo a day to your partner and they will send a photo
back to you in response. We are interested in the personal and
sometimes subtle shifts in emotion or mood that might be portrayed in
the photos, so you can use this project as a way to get to know
someone better or to develop ties to someone new.
Let us know if you have a partner in mind or if you want us to hook
you up with one, and if you have a preference for where that partner
is located (preferably someplace with different weather patterns than
the ones in your area). You might also choose to participate while
you are traveling and share your photos with a partner at home. And
if your job is weather-dependent we will be extremely happy if you
All of the photo sets will be available via the project blog, which
will become a reference for both weather and emotion, across
geography and time. The project will take place over 9 months ending
in March 2009 and you can choose to participate at any time during
this period. You have to commit to two weeks of photo swapping but
you can continue for as long as you want.
To participate please email Miriam at weatherphotos at spamex.com.
There’s no requirement for participation but please include some
basic info such as where you live, when you think you’ll want to
share photos (approximate dates), who you have in mind as a partner
or where you would like us to locate a partner for you, and a
sentence or two addressing why you’re interested in the project.
More information about the SPECTRE