360 Degrees – archived project (2000)
When the initial call for expressions of interest went ‘out there’, the main criteria for inclusion in this project was that ‘360 degrees intends to present a diverse range artists and writers who actively engage with constructions of identity and site in their work.’
The issues of ‘place’ plus the process of locating self within that construct
have long held my attention as an artist and curator.
An interest in developing cross cultural collaborations fostered the concept behind 360degrees.
What evolved was a process which came out of the artists and writers timely response to such a project, plus the current availablity of the proposed websites.
The focus of 360degrees was to connect with other people working with these concerns
and whose work was readily accessible on the WWW.
To encourage a broad audience base there was a preference for low bandwidth sites, although one site does require a Shockwave Plugin.
The end result of this first launch of 360degrees is the presentation of
a series of works which diversely respond to the questions of ‘who’ and ‘where’.
360degrees was presented as part of MAAP 2000 missile launch
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