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Published on Oct 12, 2009
A series of short video interviews, Notes on Prisma tries to sketch the experience of the Prisma Forum in Mexico at the end of June and beginning of July 2009 for those who were not there (which includes me). Immediately having access only to participating artists who are in New York, I'm learning about the event as I go from one conversation to another. Different artists, invited in different capacities and engaged in different ways talk about what they did, what impact the experience has had on them and what they think Prisma adds to the current practices of production and distribution of work, as well as the discourse and modes of collaboration that were been explored.
minimum background information: Prisma Forum, coordinated by Monserrat Payró and Horacio Lecona, launched a sophisticated website/initiative calling for an encounter to take part in Mexico this past summer. Participants would come together for two consecutive weeks, first in Oaxaca then in Mexico City, to share their work and explore diverse modes of collaboration, exchange and discursive forms. Global in scope, Prisma was also experimenting with democratic politics in opening the Forum to anyone through online proposals.