Documented Dialogues is a new project of the Chicago Artists Coalition to facilitate alternative and auxiliary forms of artist interviews. Rather than simply asking a formulaic set of questions and consequently editing the generated content down, Documented Dialogues serves as an intermediary between individuals, with explicit concerns in the arts, and the broader arts community.
Documented Dialogues provides this platform to allow for discussion, conversation, and dialogue that might enlighten and expose current issues, ideas, and topics among contemporary artists, curators, makers, and thinkers. By taking advantage of often ever-present technology and media, Documented Dialogues aims to present conversations as they emerge by utilizing the strategies of networked communication.
We launch Documented Dialogues with two conversations between artists. The first (inside the private messaging apparatus of Instagram) is with the artists Paula Pinho Martins Nacif and (DD co-producer) David Hall, and engages the medium used for discussion. How does art inside social media accept or reject the pressures of the platform?
The second is an audio recording of a discussion, of and inside, Keeley Haftner’s recent solo exhibition at Paris London Hong Kong gallery between Haftner and the artist Mark Booth, where they tackle the complexities of material ecologies, socio-political affectations, and planned obsolescence.
Upcoming are (mediated) conversations between: Selina Trepp & Jesse Malmed; Caroline Picard, Lindsey Dorr-Niro & Lisa Vinebaum; Hausu Mountain (Doug Kaplan + Max Allison) & Matt Mehlan; Jordan Martins, Tselanie Townsend, & Brett Swinney; and Tim Kinsella & Brian Case.
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Feature image: from Paula Pinho Martins Nacif & David Hall's Documented Dialogue