Broadside Attractions: Vanquished Terrains embraces the tradition of the broadside while pushing the interpretation of the form further. Curators Maw Shein Win and Megan Wilson invited twelve visual artists and twelve poets/writers to work together in collaborative pairs to create new visual and literary works that reflect on current events and contemporary culture using the theme “Vanquished Terrains” as a point of departure.
Writers created a poem or prose up to 1,000 words based on the playlist provided to them by their artist collaborator.
Visual Artists created a 2-dimensional graphic black & white image inspired by the written piece created by their writer collaborator.
The written and visual works created in Parts Two & Three were paired together and printed as a traditional broadside. The size of the broadside is 15 by 22 inches.
The Collaborative Teams worked together to create a non-traditional interpretation of the broadside, integrating the written text from Part Two.