Global / Local

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Call for artist to participate in project:

We live in an ever-expanding digital world, even though artworks are still being shipped around the globe from studio to gallery space and beyond. Does the ‘real’ experience of an artwork justify the time and money involved with shipping, packing, handling and instillation?

Is there something that a physical object offers that a virtual object cannot?

I am interested in how an art object can communicate in an era where global has become local, and digital dialogue is now commonplace. I hope to discover how different contexts affect the artwork while bringing the relevance of the sculptural object into question.

I intend to produce simple flat-pack sculptural artworks that will be couriered to various destinations around the world. These objects will have optional possibilities for construction; there will be no right or wrong configuration of the components. It is the job of the participants to document the object, context and the social interaction.

The documentation can be taken in anyway (for example: photographs, film, audio, live feed etc…) it will be sent back to the University of Brighton by the 9th May 2012, and go on to feature in an exhibition in June 2012.

The participants will become part of an international conversation that draws on the first hand experience of an art object in different contexts. The transformation from a package into something that communicates through a sculptural language is the challenge of the participant.

I am looking for five participating destinations world wide, which can be a single person or a group of people (collective, class etc.).  All shipping costs will be covered, along with some help to cover documentation costs. All collaboration will be credited.

If you, or anyone you know might be interested in getting involved please contact me at, and I can answer any further questions.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely,

Carrie Phoenix.


Initiator: Carrie Phoenix

Participating artists:

Lisa Turner-Wray, Brighton, UK -

Christian Benefiel, WV, USA -

Maximillian Schneider, Friedburg, Germany -

Fionn Duffy, Kitanagoya, Japan -

James Graham, London, UK -