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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:12 pm 
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hello folks

heres a project for us , relates to the ongoing discussion within the visual arts group about our mission but also the forest as a whole .

I was thinking we could brainstorm in this thread , then compile all the artifacts into a bit of text or alternately write your own ! their has already been a few threads on this

http://www.theforest.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3140

and here

http://www.theforest.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2938

the web site for the book is

http://www.decentre.info/index_en.html

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decentre is a book about artist-run culture that hopes to describe the breadth and quality of artist-initiated programs, projects and events, the issues we face in this milieu and how effectively we deal with them, that aims to both celebrate artist-run culture and demonstrate the vital role artist-initiated activity plays in the larger cultural scene.

A group of us working in the artist-run milieu have instigated what we hope will become a wide-ranging discussion about artist-run culture. Texts from individuals such as yourself for publication in a book are one component. There are other ways too for you and others to participate, listed below.

Below are a few questions that we hope might stimulate or help to focus your thinking:

1. What interests you most about artist-run culture today?

2. What is the most innovative program or event you have seen lately?

3. What is the greatest challenge facing the artist-run milieu today?

4. Has the concept of "artist-run" outlived its usefulness? If not, why not?

5. Where does the real strength of artist-run culture lie?

6. How does artist-run culture affect the larger cultural sphere?

We invite you to participate:

Send a short text (300 words) with your ideas, vision for the future, anecdote or musing by email.


and heres the email from them

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hi Martin,
nice elliptical way to hear from you.

not sure what's up with that email address, will have to check it

short submissions of visionary, critical texts on the concept/future of artist-initiated actvity would be welcome
about 300 words

I'm running off just now, back Tues.

deadline is Oct. 25th but sooner is always better

tx



so let the fun begin


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