Triangle: Artist Encounters creates space online to explore the process of encounter within the Triangle Network from the perspective of artists, through their meetings and conversations with others. Across nearly 40 years, artists have been moving through the Triangle Network, participating in artist residencies and international artist workshops, or meeting those that have travelled to participate in these creative activities. How have the encounters that have taken place over that time influenced artists’ ideas, practices and relationships?
Each month a different Triangle Network partner organisation is inviting artists within is network to contribute their creative reflections to the Triangle: Artist Encounters project. These will be shared through Triangle Network and partner organisation social media and web channels, and can be followed through the #TriangleEncounters hashtag. At a moment when many international residencies and other programmes are paused or curtailed, Triangle: Artist Encounters returns to the idea of international exchange, exploring it as an entangled and continually unfolding phenomenon of time, space and personal experience.
Triangle: Artist Encounters has been instigated as part of the PhD research of Rosie Hermon. The idea emerged from online conversations that took place earlier this year with partner organisations from across the Triangle Network, and it has been developed in discussion with the particular Triangle Network partners and artists that are contributing to the project.
Rosie’s research is a collaboration between Gasworks/Triangle Network, London South Bank University and the Royal College of Art. The three-year project asks how online networked practices can engender new forms of communality that create network-wide connections across the Triangle Network.