The CrossSections project aimed at discussing and sharing diverse realities, conditions, and strategies in different geographies. By placing the artistic production of 19 artists as the centre of its research and plot, it was shaped by the cumulative interdisciplinary input and data through meetings, residencies, performative presentations, and publications in the course of a year. Its research process involved different focus groups, institutions and educational bodies engaging with the re-positioning of the perspectives by giving priority to the production.
The CrossSections project had the duration of three years that takes place from 2017 to 2019. The project had three phases: (i) the first preliminary phase was to structure the project by gathering artists and institutions along with founding sources; (ii) the development phase was based on developing ideas and projects by extending its geographical coverage (by focusing on the Nordic prospect). This phase involved different focus groups, institutions and educational bodies, engaging with the re-positioning of the perspectives by giving priority to the production; (iii) the final phase anchored the implementation of the project by presenting the outcomes of the project through exhibitions, public meetings, workshops, and book launches.
The project envisioned four types of complementary meetings, taken place in different cities of Europe: CORE Meetings were designed to last for 48 hours with the participation of the artists and the curator; SHARE Meetings were for discussions with the organizers, the curator and the other actors (artists, curators, academicians, and cultural workers); PERIPHERAL Meetings included different focus groups along with academicians; PUBLIC Meetings gave information about the project by sharing and discussing the developments of the project with public. This website with edited content accompanied and documented the project.
The CrossSections project concluded with a book. Residencies, exhibitions, and book launches takes place in Stockholm, Helsinki, and Vienna.