For almost 10 years I have been doing editions with Spheres Projects. A format that blends my interest in art and printed matter with a contemporary artist. This has resulted in collaborations with the artists Melanie Bonajo, Rafaël Rozendaal, Nick van Woert, Austin Lee, Yung Jake, Polly Brown, Julie Curtiss, Dorian Sari and Adam Green. In 2013, I collaborated with the internet artist Rafaël Rozendaal. Rafaël's moving images became frozen snapshots and could be experienced in a tactile way through print. Austin Lee and I combined print with Augmented Reality to show his process of image making. This collaboration has resulted in the augmented reality app Spheres Austin Lee.
I have always been interested in the integration of the digital into the analog world - or vice versa - and the technical possibilities that go with it. Most of those collaborations took quite a financial effort to produce, which was borne by myself. Exceptions were partly supported by galleries or foundations, for which I was very grateful. The collaborations of Spheres Projects are time-intensive long-term collaborations (between 1 and 2 years), in which common interests and realizations can be pursued without time pressure. It is therefore difficult to cover the costs of the projects. In order to be able to continue publishing, I am always looking for new funding opportunities.
What already started in 2013 in the early collaborations with Rafaël Rozendaal and Austin Lee will now be further developed. Digital editions are to help finance the hybrid form of Spheres Projects. Many of the products of Spheres Projects are already hybrids, taking place simultaneously in different media and/or consisting of multiple parts.
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