The Roerpost Collaboration Project II
Our purpose is to bring international artists together using collaborative projects as a pipeline for the flow of creative energy, the development of friendships, and the celebration of the freedom of expression.
We paired 24 Esbjerg artists from Blå Døre with 24 Halifax artists from ArtFocus. Each artist started a work on paper. These works were sent across the Atlantic to be finished by their artistic partner. The work then made a return trip to its creative origin. Each artist subsequently created a new work in response to the experience of the collaboration in a medium of their choice.
There will be exhibitions in Halifax end of 2017 and in Esbjerg beginning of 2018. The exhibits will each consist of 48 collaborative paper pieces and 24 individual artist responses.
About the Name "Rørpost"
Rørpost is a pneumatic tube in Danish. In the past pneumatic tubes were used in department stores to make change or exchange paper messages. In this case Rørpost is a metaphor for sending the paper exchange and art ideas across the Atlantic.