The initial concept for the show was formed around the idea of a coral reef. A reef is an accumulative structure of skeletal material. The transformation of energy into form provides the substrate for new growth. Its form changes over time and in response to its surroundings. The forming processes and characteristics of a reef work well as a metaphor
for artistic production, presentation and curation.
In order to not get caught up with the impossibility of preserving the individuality of 57 artists within the confines of the unusual triangle space, we felt that a single coherent work would be a better solution for the given circumstance. Hopefully it will also prove to be a valuable exercise in letting go of ones own ego. We think it is a rare opportunity to give ones own work away as material for other artists and in return come into physical contact with the works of those.
One of the ambitions was not to create a structure on which our work gets displayed but instead to let the work itself dictate its composite form and be its own structure.
After many discussions and reconsiderations of the major elements in this undertaking we decided to attempt a single, collective, transforming work. Every day a different team of artists will be creating a structure using work from all the individuals on the course. The transformation process will be documented and presented as part of the whole.