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Subject:

Dispatx Art Collective & VPeru Update

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Oliver Luker <[log in to unmask]>

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Oliver Luker <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:29:22 -0400

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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 Update

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  
our form.

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  
S÷ze ...

Please help VPeru on Kickstarter ... and watch this space for more  
Dispatx news.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/133576968/vperu-art-installation- 
and-intervention-la-casona-0

Oliver Luker, Dispatx & VPeru

[apologies for cross-posting]

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