Groups of artists in six cities co-create work: each artist started a piece, then another artist worked on it, then a third artist finished it.
When the local Mixups completed we had local shows - and now are embarking on a grand tour. Starting with an opening show at Lumberjack Coffee as part of Camberwell Arts Festival June 6-20 2016.
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When did it start? When does it finish?
Mixups are starting October 2015 - and we are aiming to be done early 2016 - there will then be local shows before the first global show in June 2016.
Are there any other rules?
Nope. It's a project that is all about respecting the creative agency of the artists. Whenever the paper is in their hands they can do anything they want with it. The only rule is that when they pass it on, they have to let it go.
All over the world
Medellín Mixup local show
Local Mixup from Colombia - in collaboration with the world film festival - featuring artists
David Londoño, Federico Fernández Gärtner
June Juno, Paula Patiño, Santiago Pérez, Sara Serna, Santiago Rojas, Ximena Escobar
26 Feb / The Brewers Co-Op 135 Albert Rd
Where it all started
A global art experiment: 16 artists in 16 countries collaborating by post.
In 2014, Richard Watkins and Lara Salmon started The Airmail Project, where 16 artists from 16 countries started a process that was the precursor of the Mixup. Each artist started a piece of work, sent it to an artist in a different country to work on, who sent it to a third artist to finish. The work travelled a total of 264,000 miles - and we had exhibitions in LA, Beirut, London and Istanbul. The project seemed to capture the imagination and so it made sense to expand on the idea.