Process

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.

Part One:
Visual Artists provided their writer collaborator with a “playlist” inspired by the theme Vanquished Terrains.  The playlist included:

Part Two:
Writers created a poem or prose up to 1,000 words based on the playlist provided to them by their artist collaborator.

Part Three:
Visual Artists
created a 2-dimensional graphic black & white image inspired by the written piece created by their writer collaborator.

Part Four:
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.

Part Five:
The Collaborative Teams worked together to create a non-traditional interpretation of the broadside, integrating the written text from Part Two.

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