why are we who we are? what do we want to become?
Transformations is the latest series of Diffusion commissions curated by Proboscis. Proboscis is commissioning a diverse range of writers, artists, performers, thinkers and makers to respond to two questions from different perspectives, why are we who we are? and, what do we want to become?
As we get into the swing of the 21st Century our notions of identity, personal and societal, are subject to new arrays of emerging pressures and responsibilities. Our aspirations for change and growth are being re-thought as we grapple with the growing awareness of environmental changes which may already be beyond our control. How have we reached this point? Where do we go from here?
Transformations seeks to address these fluid notions of identity and aspiration by commissioning works that subtly reflect on individual identities, urban identity and pharmaceutical, biological and technological interventions. Over the next few years we will be inviting selected contributors to add their voices into this mix – through essays and artists books (eBooks) as well as in three dimensions (StoryCubes).
Add Your Voice
For the first time we are experimenting with a new approach to selecting works for this series – publishing as a conversation. Readers are invited to submit their own proposals for the series (through the comments section of this site) – we will provide accounts for the Diffusion Generator (soon to be re-launched as Bookleteer) for readers to become authors and create their own eBooks or StoryCubes, the best of which we will publish as contributions to the series. We are not asking for quick responses, but for measured and considered contributions to the series – putting an eBook or a set of StoryCubes together is significant creative act. Get in touch if you are inspired by the works we have selected and published so far and have a proposal for a work of your own.
- Wagenvoort: The Octuplets: Story of Our Lives
- Canales, Ransquin & Salazar: H2O
- Raqs media collective: 3 cubic conundrums
- William Firebrace: Marseille Mix – along the beach
- William Firebrace: Marseille Mix – turn down the heat
- William Firebrace: Marseille Mix – withstanding the gaze
- William Firebrace: Marseille Mix – Dangerous Liaisons
- William Firebrace: Marseille Mix – ideal city
- William Firebrace: Marseille Mix – never look at the map
- Kenneth Goldsmith: Pharmaceutical Cubes