in [verse]: poetic alterations of the world around us
farmhouse art collective, a divergent group of artists and thinkers, invites you to converge with us for in[verse]ment of ideas about art and public space.
art as it usually is not – spontaneous, ephemeral, anonymous, and accessible. public space – not passively passed through, but a place to creatively contribute.
send instructions for a poetic alteration that can be performed by others (sometimes called an event score) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
these can be written either after or before your own performance, depending when your concept becomes clear. please also let us know if you’d like to be linked on our contributors page.
instructions will be compiled at farmhouseartcollective.wordpress.com.
in the spirit of collectivity, performance of any and all alterations by all and any one is encouraged. share results and reflections from your mark making experience with #artinverse.
we’ll begin posting scores march 14th and continue – until south becomes north or we run out of words, whichever comes first.
*but first rewind the tape back
to the places you pass on the
way to where you go
play them forward looking
at the time you spend in motion
as a state of inspiration
what’s around you as
a space for making marks
leaving traces of your thought
with questioned boundaries
in response to your surroundings
act on any everything
inversed norms and expectations
art as impulsed intuition for the
many sense public domain
a new event is in the works, mark making for the mark makers, check back soon for details.
Back on 2/19.5/13 we started an exquisite corpse mail art project. here is one that we got back so far. enjoy.
hey, shhhhh, are you alone? yeah? ok cool, don’t tell anyone, but i have been undercover in the name of art and so should you.
objective: infiltrate a subculture that you don’t normally associate with. gain their trust, learn their ways and report back…
farmhouse, over and out
in conjunction with (re)solve, and as part of our ongoing effort to rethink the ways in which artworks are made and distributed, farmhouse art collective is hosting an exquisite corpse mail art experiment.
artists of all kinds and in all locations worldwide are invited to participate by contributing a page to one of several handmade accordion books that are now in circulation. once a book is completed, we’ll make digital copies of the corpse available to each participant.
how it works:
it’s easy to get involved – just email us at the farmhouse with ‘exquisite corpse’ in the subject line and include your mailing address. we’ll let you know when a book is on its way to you. once it arrives, you’ll pick up where the previous artist left off by adding images and text.
complete your section of the book within 3 days of receiving it, and email us at the farmhouse when you’re done. we’ll respond with the address of the next artist on the list so you can mail it on to them.
of the two common varieties of exquisite corpse – visual and poetic – we’d like to suggest a combination of the two. simply continue some of the lines drawn and words written on the previous page.
it’s much more fun if each person only sees a portion of the page before theirs, so we’re counting on you to refold the book and conceal the earlier pages before sending it to the next artist.
if you’re interested in making an accordion for the project, let us know! the wonderful part is you’ll get to keep the finished book at the end of the experiment.
a farmhouse art collective multi-location event
february 19½ + infinity
experiments in purposeful and arbitrary-ness
collapsing the barrier between art and life
about the event:
in a world in which x is the norm, ever stop to wonder y ? farmhouse art collective invites you to counteract the z of modern living through collaborations in experiential art.
consider the constants in your life: how you move through space, the use of language.
social ritual, routine. what you carry with you and what you leave behind.
now think of them as variables. for every a you encounter, (re)solve for b.
invert and repeat until you find another way.
send an event score* that addresses the theme to email@example.com.
*an event score is a set of instructions for a meaningful action to be preformed. the act of performing the score results in an experience that is the artwork.
we will begin posting selected scores to the farmhouse website on february 19½ for their infinite multiplication.
in conjunction with (re)solve, our revamped dead drop art exchange continues. we are also hosting exquisite corpse projects by mail, rethinking how artworks are made and distributed.
if you are interested in creating a drop location or would like to be part of our mail art experiment, please mention it in your submission and include your mailing address.
more information at farmhouseartcollective.wordpress.com
farmhouse art collective, a divergent group of artists and thinkers, invites you to converge with us for an experiment in experiential art. our first-ever virtual event will feature anyone and everywhere performances based on the theme of stranger in a stranger land.
send an event score (a set of instructions for a meaningful action to be performed) that addresses the theme to firstname.lastname@example.org. we will begin posting scores on the farmhouse website at midnight on 10.11.12 and continue indefinitely.
perform any or all of the scores, or as many as you can. document your experience, with words or with audio or pictures, if you like.
as with all creative processes, artifacts will inevitably be generated. perhaps poetry scribbled on napkins, or half eaten sandwiches. blurry photographs, or thoughts that snowball into something you never would have made before setting off on this adventure.
exchange them at one of our forthcoming dead drop locations, or send them to us and we’ll do something cool with them.
we’re also in the process of archiving scores from the past three events, so send them our way, too, if you’ve been with us from the beginning.
here’s to life as art.
with all the hubbub of daily life a fac event is in order…..commence thinking….