Postal-Collage Project No. 3

Postal-Collage Project No. 3 launched on the first of September, 2013. Seventy-five collaborators from eleven countries, working in 17 groups, created 85 collages. The completed collages were exhibited in Berkeley and San Francisco (California, USA) in the spring of 2014.

Images of COMPLETED COLLAGES

Images from Exhibitions: BERKELEY  and SAN FRANCISCO

 

The Collaborators:

Daniel McKeon • Ireland
Hans Manner-Jakobsen • Denmark
Toby Paige • California, USA
Joas Sebastian Nebe • Germany
Cora de Lang • Germany
Greg Johnson • California, USA
Lisa Ekström • California, USA
Bar Lowenberg • California, USA
Levi Mahoney • California, USA
Graham McDougal • Massachusetts, USA
Cristina McCutcheon • California, USA
Keiran Best • Oregon, USA
Caylly Jones • California, USA
Mike Hinc • France
Ingrid • California, USA
Kyrie Panton • California, USA
Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh • California, USA
Maggie B • California, USA
Niki Hare • United Kingdom
48073 • The Netherlands
Allyson Seal • California, USA
Jan Kather • New York, USA
Amber Wolf • California, USA
Tory Miller • California, USA
Judy Weaver • California, USA
Emily Yeadaker • California, USA
karina leijnse • The Netherlands
Flore • The Netherlands
Pennie Steele • Australia
Jocelyn Jones • California, USA
Caroline Wampole • California, USA
Sabina Hahn • New York, USA
Dana McCutcheon • California, USA
Melanie Chilianis & Beatka Provis • Australia
karolyn morovati • Portugal
Robin Hill • California, USA
Chang! • Denmark
Marty McCutcheon • California, USA
Julie Marten & Olivia Romer • California, USA
Ramon’s Tailor • California, USA
Elaine Kerr • BC, Canada
Hoz • California, USA
Sandy Ryan • California, USA
Alexandra Breitenstein • Germany
Patricia Prieto Blanco • Ireland
Elisabeth Ajtay • California, USA
Colin Hunt • Maryland, USA
Lesley Jones • California, USA
Emma Rose • California, USA
Israel Forbes • California, USA
Zoë • California, USA
Peri Rachel Levin • California, USA
Jonathan Hunt • California, USA
Aaron Kather • PA, USA
Scott Panton • California, USA
Jami Reynolds • Japan
Everett Forbes • California, USA
Genia Gilbert • California, USA
Jeremy O’neal • California, USA
Mike Fusello • California, USA
Carolyn Jean Martin • California, USA
Kate Prentiss • California, USA
Carlos Prentiss • California, USA
Carolyn Prentiss • California, USA
Charles Prentiss • California, USA
Molly Prentiss • NY, USA
Lisa Awrey • California, USA
Yuko Frohlich • California, USA
Eric Foster • California, USA
Willis Stork • California, USA
Lorenzo Spencer • California, USA
David Forbes • California, USA
Dave Lushbaugh • California, USA
Jason Overton • California, USA
Jay Long • Texas, USA

The Working-Groups:

Elaine Kerr (Canada), Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh (USA), Amber Dubya (USA), Cristina McCutcheon (USA), and Judy Weaver (USA)

Ramon’s Tailor (USA), Tory Miller (USA), Jeremy O’neal (USA), Ben & Mattias Hoz (USA), and Maggie B (USA)

Greg Johnson (USA), Ingrid (USA), karolyn morovati (Portugal), Alexandra Breitenstein (Germany), and Daniel McKeon (Ireland)

Keiran Best (USA), Sandy Ryan (USA), Scott Panton (USA), Eric Foster (USA), and Colin Hunt (USA)

L. A. Mahoney (USA), Robin Hill (USA), Kyrie Panton (USA), Jonathan Hunt (USA), and Marty McCutcheon (USA)

48073 (Netherlands), Daniel McKeon (Ireland), Joas Sebastian Nebe (Germany), Bar Lowenberg (USA), and Marty McCutcheon (USA)

Graham McDougal (USA), Willis Stork (USA), Caroline Wampole (USA), Julie Marten & Olivia Romer (USA), and Lisa Ekström (USA)

Sabina Hahn (USA), Caylly Jones (USA), Jocelyn Jones (USA), Lisa Ekström (USA), and Elisabeth Ajtay (USA)

Lisa Awrey (USA), karina leijnse (Netherlands), Allyson Seal (USA), Toby Paige (USA), and Mike Fusello (USA)

Yuko Frohlich (USA), Dana McCutcheon (USA), Flore (Netherlands), Emily Yeadaker (USA), and Lorenzo Spencer (USA)

Melanie Chilianis (Australia), Chang! (Denmark), Hans Manner-Jakobsen (Denmark), Jan Kather (USA), Marty McCutcheon (USA)

Niki Hare (UK), Marty McCutcheon (USA), Pennie Steel (Australia), Cora de Lang (Germany), and Mike Hinc (France)

Everett Forbes (USA), Aaron Kather (USA), Amber Dubya (USA), Genia Gilbert (USA), and Ingrid (USA)

Judy Weaver (USA), Peri Rachel Levin (USA), Lesley Jones (USA), Zoë (USA), Emma Rose Forbes (USA)

Kate Prentiss (USA), Carlos Prentiss (USA), Charles Prentiss (USA), Carolyn Prentiss (USA), and Molly Prentiss (USA)

Patricia Prieto Blanco (Ireland), Jami Reynolds (Japan), Israel Forbes, (USA), Jay Long (USA), Marty McCutcheon (USA)

David Forbes (USA), Dave Lushbaugh (USA), Jason Overton (USA), Carolyn Jean Martin (USA), and Jan Kather (USA)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (July 31, 2013)

Assembled in working-groups of five members each, with each group arranged in a circular sequence, participants will send and receive works-in-progress, and contribute to that progress. Each participant will be the principal author of one collage, and a contributing author of four others.

The completed collages will be exhibited in Berkeley and San Francisco (California, USA) in Spring 2014.

PREPARATION

Before collage work begins, working-groups will be formed. Working-groups may be self-organized, or, participants may be assigned to groups by the project coordinator. When a group has been assembled, a delivery pattern and sequence will be determined, and mailing addresses will be exchanged. Then, collage work may begin.

THE PROCESS IN STAGES

STAGE ONE [INITIATION]

  • Each participant will begin a collage, and will thereafter be called the Initiator of that work-in-progress. On a separate piece of paper, each Initiator will write their name, the date, and any expressive, strategic, or documentary information they wish to pass along.

FIRST PASS

  • Each Initiator will deliver the new work-in-progress and the accompanying informational sheet to the group-member who follows them in the sequence. Thus, each will receive a work-in-progress and info sheet from the group-member who precedes them in the sequence.

STAGE TWO [CONTRIBUTION]

  • Each participant will contribute to the collage they’ve received. They will add their name and the date to the accompanying informational sheet, along with any additional information they wish to include.

SECOND PASS

  • Each participant will, like before, deliver the work-in-progress and info sheet to the next group-member.

STAGE THREE [CONTRIBUTION]
See Stage Two
THIRD PASS
See Second Pass
STAGE FOUR [CONTRIBUTION]
See Stage Two
FOURTH PASS
See Second Pass
STAGE FIVE [CONTRIBUTION]
See Stage Two

FIFTH PASS

  • See Second Pass. At this point when the work is delivered, each participant will receive back the collage they, themselves, initiated, now transformed by contributions of the group.

STAGE SIX [COMPLETION]

  • Each participant will complete the piece they initiated, and thereafter be considered the principal author of that piece. Each principal author will send their completed collage to Berkeley for exhibition.

NOTES

LIMITATIONS: SIZE, WEIGHT, and MATERIALS

In order to keep postal costs down, dimensions are limited to 9X12″ (229 x 305 mm) or smaller, and the use of flat, lightweight materials, such as cardboard, paper, and fabric, is requested. Fold-outs and pop-ups are fine, as long as they fold/flatten down to 9X12″ or smaller, and are mailable in an envelope or shallow box.

In most cases, works-in-progress are delivered by public postal services, and therefore, materials must conform to the legal and policy requirements of those postal services.

DOCUMENTATION

Participants are encouraged to take documentary photographs and upload them to the Round Table Network. At the exhibitions in Berkeley and San Francisco, a slide-show featuring images of works-in-progress and of mail boxes, post offices, and work spaces will accompany the completed collages.

COMMITMENT

Participation requires a modest, though not insignificant commitment. Please carefully consider the following, before starting:
•    Participants can expect to spend several hours and several dollars over the course of several months.
•    Consistent, dependable deliveries will be required in order to complete the delivery pattern and achieve the characteristic return of each piece to its originator.
•    Each participant accepts responsibility for the completion of the piece they initiate, and agrees to deliver that piece for exhibition.

COMMUNICATION

Over the course of several months, people’s schedules change, sometimes suddenly, and in unforeseen ways. Project participants are encouraged to use the Round Table Network to keep one another apprised of progress and delays.

AUTHORSHIP

Each collaborator will be the principal author of one collage, and a contributing author of four others.

A contributing author, while making their contribution, has sole authority regarding aesthetic development of the work-in-progress. When the contribution is made, and the work is passed along, that authority is relinquished to the next contributor.

A principal author, while completing the collage they started, has sole authority regarding aesthetic development and completion of the piece.

OWNERSHIP

Each collage, upon completion, becomes the property of its principal author. Principal authors agree to exhibit their collage as part of the complete project in at least three exhibitions (Berkeley and San Francisco, Spring 2014).

THE SCHEDULE

•    On September 1, collage work officially begins
•    On or before September 15, first post sent
•    By October 1, first post received
•    On or before October 15, second post sent
•    By November 1, second post received
•    On or before November 15, third post sent
•    By December 1, third post received
•    On or before December 15, fourth post sent
•    By January 1, fourth post received
•    On or before January 15, fifth post sent
•    By February 1, fifth post received (full circle)
•    On or before February 15, collages are completed and sent to Berkeley
•    By March 1, finished collages received

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