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The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it

Bodman, Sarah; Bakker, Roelof


Roelof Bakker


Artists' talk for PROOF! Symposium
Sarah Bodman and Roelof Bakker are undertaking a mail art collaboration to produce a body of work for exhibition / artist's book. Along the way we will document and reflect upon our practice to produce written text for an article that will examine our inspirations, interaction and outcomes. We don't know yet where our collaboration will take us.

We are using collage and mail art as a means to explore instructions from Paul Thek's teaching notes directed by a statement by James Baldwin: The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.

We will be asking questions and making work responding to that statement by low-fi means: cutting, glueing, posting, etc inventing, our ‘place’, one that as yet does not exist (our utopia?).

Can we make a space unique for us, a place of (visual) debate and knowledge-sharing?

APPROACH Re (use) Re(order) Re(purpose) Re(print) Re(interpret) Re(form) Re(frame) Re (make) Re(build) Re(cycle) Re(transform) Re(create) Re(steal) Re(write) Re(appropriate) Re(narrate) etc.

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Presentation Conference Type Other
Conference Name PROOF! 23 Symposium
Start Date Jun 22, 2023
End Date Jun 23, 2023
Publication Date Jun 22, 2023
Deposit Date Jun 26, 2023
Keywords collage, artists' books, mail art, environment
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