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Uncommon Commons curated by Amber Landgraff

Mary Tremonte, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Jp King

August 1, 2014 - August 23, 2014

Essay by Amber Landgraff

August 1 – 23, 2014

Uncommon Commons invites artists Mary Tremonte, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Jp King to examine structures for collaboration and processes of collective making. Tremonte’s project looks at collective silkscreen printing, pasting and distribution as a way of discussing immigration and migration, place and transition. Anoushahpour’s video takes forty hours of raw footage — produced collaboratively using the participatory performance techniques of Augusto Boal — and edits them structurally to maintain the experimental, collaborative and open-ended nature of the project. Finally Jp King, under the guise of The Nomadic Residency Council, extends an open invitation to participate in self-directed and semi-structured artist-in-residences to gallery-goers over the run of the exhibition. Uncommon Commons explores the potentiality and possibility in working together, building common spaces for shared exploration and creation to occur, and interrogates the boundaries of collaborative practices.