No Man Is an Island, a video work within a printed publication, contains three perspectives on solitude within a community. That through fictional text and video, explore the notion of being alone as a potential component in the formation of micro communities. No Man Is an Island asks the question; is there still a place for solitude, left within our perpetually sharing-making-public-
No man is an Island was developed at the Dutch Art Institute, as part of Community in print; Curated by Casco, Utrecht.
“Community in Print focuses on serial publishing inspired by art-publishing enterprises that were for the most part in series form: from magazines prevalent in the 1970s like the American counterculture catalog, published by writer Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog or the collective General Idea’s FILE magazine, to more contemporary examples such as artist, critic, philosopher, and writer workgroup Chto Delat’s newspaper that takes the name of the collective, the bilingual magazine Pages, which looks into the Iranian context and initiated by Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi or artist Can Atlay’s journal Ahali. What is significantly in common among them, are their self-institutional agency. Be the vehicle a journal, magazine, or periodical, they offer a space for ongoing, self-disciplinary practices of artistic research. This space, in turn, forms a community of readers and interferes in existing cultural spheres. ” (Casco, 2014)
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