The Inceptive project
A collaboration between visual artists
This collaboration is based on my personal project Inceptive and my goal is for us to connect, inspire each other, and experiment with our interpretation of each other’s work.
Earlier this summer there was an open call for photographers or visual artists who are keen to experiment and inspired by the process of working with still life. The concept is that each collaborator was sent a print of one of my photographs so they could use it in any way they like to produce new work inspired by (and based on) the print. Only one photograph is required to be contributed, in digital format. All the collaborators are asked to use the print, or in some cases the digital file, that was sent to them, to come up with alternative means of “seeing”, which might involve touching, tasting, or even producing physical sculptures to interact with.
Each of the attendees is encouraged to use the print and create new work that involves using it or physically changing it in some way, or at least to create a new piece inspired by it. There is no restriction whatsoever as to how they may choose to use, not use, change, or transform the print provided. They may decide to use their own body, or not. They may want to take a photograph of the print in a way that puts it in a new context, or to produce a totally new image inspired by it. They may want to alter the print, fold it, paint or write on it, burn it, tear it to pieces, or keep it intact. It’s their choice. The goal is to produce an image that’s either their own interpretation of the photograph they are given, or a photograph that complements it or adds new meaning to it.
My goal through this experimental project is for all attendees to explore ways of creating new possible meanings of what they see, by collaborating and inspiring each other.
The project is currently in progress and it is estimated to take its final shape by early November 2019.
The final collaborators that are taking part are: