About was produced as part of Decade: Project for Future Alternatives, a residency at Boxcopy (Brisbane)
Invited to reimagine the use of the Boxcopy gallery space and to ponder the possible future direction of artist run practice, Simone Hine has chosen to the camera onto artist run institutions themselves. Artists and curators who have made a contribution to Boxcopy over the past ten years, as voluntary staff or exhibitors, were invited to discuss their ideas about Artist-Run-Initiatives. Each artist or curator taking part in this project has both exhibited at Boxcopy and has also run an Artist-Run-Initiative. These discussions ran alongside the production and installation of a multi-channel video work that compiled these discussions, and was exhibited at a closing event. The work puts focus onto Artist-Run-Initiatives as institutions, spaces and sites of labour, while relying on the physical space provided by Boxcopy to generate, install and exhibit the final outcome.
Simone would like to thank the participants in the work – Courtney Coombs, Caitlin Franzmann, Spencer Harvie, Annie Macindoe, Amy-Clare McCarthy, Daniel McKewen and Elizabeth Willing