For the last year, dispatx.com
has been down, not out. We switched servers, and in the middle of it, got caught up in the twin memes of less art, more meat
and deliberate praxis
Now it's back online - and we're gearing up for a last edition. A last cry - a railing against the connected, a physical multi-edition and a tenth, metrically perfect, online hurrah. After that, we will morph, change - the name will go on, although under what guise, we don't yet know. We're shedding scales & skin, feathers.
We're also asking for your help - we need your help to fund an art installation and intervention in Lima, Peru - part of a week-long celebration of women and girls in Peru. With just 10 of your currency, dollars, pounds, euros - we can make a difference.La Casona - Art Installation & Intervention
We need your help on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/biibWK
) to help us take over an abandoned building which is due to be demolished in just a few weeks as part of gentrification - curated by Cherman and Claudia Coca, also known as the designers behind FAITE, and together with many members of Peru's young art scene, La Casona will be subject to intervention, installation, and street-art for the entire week of VPeru. Please check out our Kickstarter project at http://kck.st/biibWK
and give what you can ... even $1 is a help!
You can make it happen - although we have access to the house, we need to pay for supplies, lighting, publicity and security - all elements that will make an abandoned building safe for what we hope to be an exciting and vibrant celebration of women and girls in Peru. If we get your support, we will be able to start this stand-alone project and draw many more people's attention to the work not only of young artists but also the many beneficiaries of VPeru.What is VPeru?
) is a week-long celebration of women & girls in Perú. In a country where the incidence of rape is as high as one every 15 minutes, the primary goal of VPeru is to increase the visibility of sexual and gender-based violence and to start a cultural discourse about it across classes.Dispatx Update
Dispatx Art Collective is a curatorial platform for the development and presentation of contemporary art and literature. When it's offline, however, it's nothing. We started in 2004 with no contacts, no projects, and no idea. With your help, we published over 100 projects in 8 editions (the ninth edition, a questing for a theme, is still gestating) - and we'll do one more, one last event, before we change our form.
At the same time, we'll go analogue - a limited series of artists' books, focusing on the meta-editions, the interstices between editions. Look for zines, boxed prints, effective design. And then, like Keyser Söze ...
Please help VPeru on Kickstarter ... and watch this space for more Dispatx news.
Dispatx Art Collective - http://www.dispatx.com
VPeru - http://www.vperu.org
Kickstarter - http://kck.st/biibWK