The CrossSections project aims 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 will be shaped by the cumulative interdisciplinary input and data through meetings, residencies, performative presentations, and publications in the course of a year. Its research process involves different focus groups, institutions and educational bodies engaging with the re-positioning of the perspectives by giving priority to the production.
The CrossSections project has the duration of three years that takes place from 2017 to 2019. The project has 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 is based on developing ideas and projects by extending its geographical coverage (by focusing on the Nordic prospect). This phase involves 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 anchors the implementation of the project by presenting the outcomes of the project through exhibitions, public meetings, workshops, and book launches.
The project envisions four types of complementary meetings, taken place in different cities of Europe: CORE Meetings are designed to last for 48 hours with the participation of the artists and the curator; SHARE Meetings are for discussions with the organizers, the curator and the other actors (artists, curators, academicians, and cultural workers); PERIPHERAL Meetings include different focus groups along with academicians; PUBLIC Meetings give information about the project by sharing and discussing the developments of the project with public. This website with edited content accompanies and documents the project.
The CrossSections project will be concluded with a book. Residencies, exhibitions, and book launches takes place in Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, and Vienna.