COLLABORATIVE | COLLABORATIVE
collaborative: [col] + [labore]
Collaborative is a group of artists whom have never worked together before and as a result have no bio of past successes or failures. Each artists in the collaboration has their own personal history with their selected discipline(s) and a variety of interests; including, but not limited to, art therapy/mental health, performance/interdisciplinary art, social activism, human experience, composition, and sound art.
Collaborate, a verb used to represent working together, can be clouded in action by worry and pride. Are we able to live the verb and do it justice - reflect the roots of the word, [col]+[labore] which translate to: to labor together". Collaborative raises questions about artist residencies, collaborations and artists for hire by organizations. Can artists work for one another rather than compete for a few coveted positions?
In this residency artists may change their involvement during the course of the project, invite others to contribute, or decide to work with a medium they are less experienced with:additionally, all students will be considered artists in residence, rather than participants. Collaborative is an opportunity for adult and student artists to reflect on the action of "collaborating." The large amount of people, varying opinions and lack of predetermined structure will ask for all involved to implement high levels of compromise, forgiveness and compassion.
The group will create a new interdisciplinary project for the festival that incorporates interactive D.I.Y activities and an interdisciplinary performance combining movement, new compositions, sound art, visual art, puppetry, sculpture/installation, spoken word, performance art, and whatever else the group decides. Follow us on Instagram @col_labore and if you have the desire to indeed collaborate - drop a message and let us know!