I, the Supreme Bunny Warlord, am writing to propose a collaborative art project that will not only be great fun for everyone involved, but will help promote the production and distribution of artistic works and build a stronger artistic community. The 13th Dimension Box Project is a collaborative multimedia endeavor in which each of the participants contributes 13 copies of some art “object” to the project, which will then be distributed to the other participating contributors. There will be ten participant “slots” per trading round, with each slot being filled by either an individual artist or by a collective group, as in a rock band or performance troop.
Each contributing individual (or group) will receive in return for contributing, a box full materials, one copy of each of the items contributed by the other participants. One copy of each "issue" will also be sealed and archived, and the other two copies will be sent to select art museums, galleries, and other artistic forums for their consideration and entertainment.
Objects that can be contributed include poetry; memoirs; stories; zines; photography; b&w or color photocopies of collages, drawings, paintings; recordings of readings, audio collages, music; cds; records; audio cassettes; video works on dvd or vhs tape; small sculptures; or any other item of artistic value or interest (your own work only, please!!!) As long as the object(s) will fit into a relatively small box, and you send 13 copies of each work, the choice for what you send is up to you. If you choose to send originals (not copies) of your works (collages, sculptures, artist trading cards, toys, etc,) please send them as a numbered series of 13 (1/13, 2/13, etc.)
The primary aims of this project are to build a stronger, more collaborative community of artists; to encourage contributors to explore a wide variety of expressive media of differing styles and voices; and to help allow our own works to reach an audience beyond our most immediate friends, family, and regular collaborators. The act of creation itself (writing, painting, recording, etc) can often be an isolating experience, but collaborative works such as the 13th Dimension Box Project can help promote a sense of participation within a living, artistic community. These types of undertakings can also spark further, unforeseen, collaborative works, thanks to the unique chemistry (perhaps alchemy) that occurs when artistic souls interact.
For more information, or if you would like to contribute, please contact me at:
Richard F. Yates
(AKA: The Supreme Bunny Warlord!)