Introducing S.E.M. collective
In 2021 I began collaborating with Sarah Nguyen and Mami Takahashi and we have become S.E.M. collective. The formation of S.E.M. was a direct reaction to the dissolution of exhibition spaces and artist opportunities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Responding to the fragility of the current structures in place to support artists, S.E.M hopes to create alternative ways for artists and art lovers to connect and share work during this time when connection feels scarce.
In pursuit of this quest, we have started producing Compilations, a unique limited edition subscription art service. Compilations are experiences that contain a collection of handmade and digital art objects by S.E.M. such as handmade paper and letterpress items, tarot-like art cards, lists, artist books, poetry, cut paper, art pins, exclusive sound and video art files and special surprise pieces. They take inspiration from sources as disparate as Marcel Duchamp's 'La Boîte-en-Valise', Community Supported Agriculture, pillow books, mixtapes, time capsules, reliquaries, curio cabinets, CD clubs, jewelry boxes, magic hats, scrapbooks, and miscellanea. Through the materials in these collections, we bridge the physical distance between us. They grow out of our shared creative explorations and are as interested in the ephemera and remnants of the creative process as they are in delivering a novel conversation between art object and viewer, the emphasis being on interaction and discovery more than functionality. Compilations offer an intimate, personal, tactile experience with our art that would not be possible in a gallery. Compilation 001 is now available to purchase on our website: https://www.semcollective.com/ We are excited to begin work on Compilation 002, to be issued this Spring;)
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