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Curatorial group Kollektiv Kollektiv is calling for entries: Submit your images to create an «image library» on the topic of (digital) community.
In relation to last years’ events, the question of community is more important than ever. Under the restrictions people experienced, our desire for community has increased. At the same time, it seems to be the right moment to critique previous forms of being together. In this sense, the exhibition series «Communitas» – curated by Kollektiv Kollektiv (www.kollektivkollektiv.ch) at the Kunsthaus Steffisburg (www.kunsthaus-steffisburg.ch) – examines different modes of community and puts them to the test in various projects and events. For their third project «Communitas III: Digitale Gemeinschaft» (Digital Community) the curatorial group calls for participation: Dear artists, let’s create an image library together!
The aim is to create an international online platform (under construction) with your artworks and images on the topic of community. A selection of these images will be shown in an immersive exhibition at the Kunsthaus Steffisburg (07.11.–04.12.2021) and probably at other collaborating art spaces around the world. The concept is based on the idea of «Movie-Dromes» by Stan Vanderbeek (1927–1984). The experimental filmmaker and early computer artist saw the «Movie-Dromes» as part of a decentralised network of autonomous communities. Inside the dome viewers could watch a flow of images drawn from a global image library.
Kollektiv Kollektiv is interested in your ideas: What do community and collaboration mean to you? How do you experience different forms of social communities? How is it expressed in your work? What is your definition of a digital community? What changes have you been observing in the last year?