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English translation: Gossip. Like a juicy rumour, print proliferates through repetition. It contains a layered story told through many fragments. As a vehicle for sharing information, it shapes community bonds. It can be disruptive. It can be fun.
Murmuración expands Open Studio’s 50th anniversary project, “Murmuration.” Based on Charles Eames’ House of Cards, Murmuración is part site-specific installation, part workshop, and part game.
On behalf of Open Studio, we have invited printmakers to create an edition of slotted cards that will be used to build a collaborative structure at Puertográfico. These editions will form the foundation of Murmuración. Conference attendees have the opportunity to contribute to the structure on the day of the exhibition by creating monotype cards at a printing station. Participants can play their cards by slotting them into the structure and expanding its architecture. In return, they may draw one card from the Open Studio deck: a limited edition of cards reflecting Open Studio’s history and current membership.
After Puertográfico, the cards will travel to Toronto to be included in Open Studio’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Through reflection on our organization’s past and collaboration with international artists in the present, Open Studio seeks to foster new connections to propel us into the future.