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 - 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 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 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?
VPer˙ (www.vperu.org) is a week-long celebration of women & girls in
Per˙. 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 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
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
Please help VPeru on Kickstarter ... and watch this space for more
Oliver Luker, Dispatx & VPeru
[apologies for cross-posting]