This Artists Book gathers once again the 15 national and international artists that participated in the Triangle Network residency in Lisbon, entitled OFFLINE - Between Transits and Jorneys. Working in an improvised studio at São Lázaro Carpentry, the artists developed work in the neighbourhoods of Anjos, Intendente and Mouraria, in historical downtown Lisbon, involving the local communities, the City Photographic Archive and Largo Residências.
After the residency, the participating artists of the Workshop Offline - Between Transits and Journeys each designed 6 pages to be included in a collective artists book, that we now present. More that a catalogue or a reminiscence, this book marks a new moment in the residency experience and research. This Artists Book offers a collective approach on the pertinence of artistic residencies in the contemporary visual arts, emphasising collaborative processes and working within a site-specific framework, involving local and ephemeral communities to be actively engaged in the creative process.
The Triangle Network workshops are coordinated by artists led organisations, all over the world, and pursue a peer-to-peer approach.
XEREM is a cultural association which aims to: organize, develop, implement and disseminate cultural,multidisciplinary and intercultural projects within the social, artistic, educational field. It aims to promote activities locally, nationally and internationally, collaborating with public and private institutions, involving artists and diverse communities, with the following aims: Consulting, curating and agency in the field of visual arts and performing, cinema and audiovisual among other intersections of art; Promotion of social action through art, in particular interventions within the public space; Production and dissemination of contemporary artistic creation in a multidisciplinary perspective; Conducting workshops, seminars, educational and therapeutic in the context of formal education; Vocational training in partnership with entities of different nature; Creation of Residences and creative networking platforms; Publishing and distribution of artworks and books.