prompt: publication launch
Friday, October 26th 2018, 6-8pm
prompt: is a new collaborative artist publication directed by Nicole Kaack and Mira Dayal. Each collaboration is comprised of two artists who have not previously worked together and are chosen by Dayal and Kaack because of their mutual interests in a particular form of research or subject matter. Artists work together over a period of several months to produce a publication presented as a draft for further artistic research.
The second issue of prompt: comprises a collaboration between Katie Giritlian and Esteban Jefferson. In the words of the collaborators: "and here, is a gesture of sharing. Sometimes an utterance, the phrase points toward amassed items, precious or not, wished to be brought into a conversation with another and, in turn, announced. Is collecting records contingent on the desire to relay? We carried this conversation in anticipation of initiating or beginning again assemblies of our own archives— specifically of our family histories and those histories’ insertions into a larger social and political fabric. Our exchange, materialized in the form of a publication, can close and be held, or conclude, at the point of a new prompt:, where we resume gathering our respective records and modes of, and for, passing down."
Katie Giritlian is an artist and researcher based in NYC. Interested in actions of memorialization and the voice(s) of the image caption, she makes work, networks and publications with images + text and organizes group listening exercises.
Esteban Jefferson (b. 1989) was born in New York, and never left.