Travelling Alone in a Big Sack by dissemiNation
dissemiNation is an art collective formed by six young, international artists; Demetra Kallits and Nurtane Karagil from Cyprus, Holly Mulveen from Northern Ireland, Pipat Saksirikasemkul from Thailand, Kyehyoung Jun from South Korea and Umberto Buttigieg from Malta.
dissemiNation aims to present a collective exhibition of six individuals’ work, each having different backgrounds, styles and approaches, whilst encompassing all in a hybrid and unique, yet non-unitary form that strives to enunciate a cross-national and beyond-border ‘here&now’ world experience. dissemiNation thus refers to the multitude of views, styles and experiences with a collectivised, pluralist, hybrid voice that will go on to develop and express itself as a graft, continuing to disperse and circulate new and anew ideas.
In the project Travelling alone in a Big Sack, dissemiNation intends to work closer together, with each member putting his/her imprint on a single drawing space in the dimensions of a standard postcard. Postcards, in the collective perception, are objects that propose a definite image or identity of a location. dissemiNation wants to dislocate the assimilative meaning and symbolisms of postcards for the objects themselves. The idea is to create a system where each of the collective’s members create a number of postcards that reflect his/her own culture, beliefs, perceptions, social backgrounds, etc., then posts them to the next artist until each member of the collective would have intervened, manipulated and left his/her imprint on each of the postcards.
In other words, each postcard would be constructed through layers, each added by a different member in a different part of the globe. Rather than presenting a definite and identifiable image of a single location, each postcard would reflect the cosmopolitan and all-embracing character of dissemiNation.
dissemiNation becomes a conceptual micronation – a space where identification trends are weaved together in creating a new, unique identity.