"For Collected, OPENSOURCE Art is soliciting projects, performances, films, installations, and documentation about collections, as well as collections themselves. Submissions could
be (but are not limited to) collections of objects, critically aware collections, and commentaries on collections. We encourage submissions to consider issues of display and presentation, as well as the objects themselves."
Open to submissions from artists working in new or traditional practices, as well as from collectors not working within the arts (these could be scientists, anthropologists, antiquers, anyone).
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.