Hey - we've missed you!
We've been thinking a lot about the last time we hugged…
We've been searching online trying to connect, trying to find you, but we still feel so distant. So we have turned each of our feelings into code to build a space to meet - It's a web wormhole, a digital celebration, a space for offering, giving and holding one another.
We've named it Collective Trace and invite you to join us there!
With the energy of an art opening and the warmth of a hug Collective Trace brings together artists and the internet in acts of generosity that leave a trace. Manisha Anjali, JD Reforma, Kris Savic and Akil Ahamatare joining us there, creating performative instructions for a New World Order, snail soundscape games, TikTok art opening banter and Zoom portraiture.
Let's meet on the evening of Wednesday 15 July for a night of playfully experiencing artworks, collectivity and optimism in these trying times. We will dive into this immersive digital experience, not to replicate what once was, but to make something new - together.
It's cold outside, bring your warmest feelings.
Collective Trace is a digital celebration, engaging the internet and artists in acts of generosity that leave a trace. Live on the internet for one night only, Collective Trace is an immersive digital experience that connects, activates and guides audiences in surprising ways within and beyond the screen. New works will be commissioned from artists Manisha Anjali, JD Reforma, Kris Savic and Akil Ahamat, creating a platform that audiences can come together and playfully experience artworks, collectivity and optimism in these trying times. Collective Trace is made up of Nerida Ross, Sophie Penkenthman-Young and Anna May Kirk.
Artist statements and more information is available here.
Attendance for this event is FREE, but registration via Eventbrite is essential. You will be emailed a link to the event website an hour prior to the event start.
We acknowledge that this project happens on the stolen land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
Collective Trace is a collaboration of Nerida Ross, Sophie Penkenthman Young and Anna May Kirk. We strive to create a curatorial project with care and love.
Collective Trace is presented by PACT Centre for Emerging Artists through their PACT House program. PACT House has been made possible with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; and the City of Sydney through its Cultural Grants program.
More information on PACT House is here.