what happens when artists work together

In BIN INFO on November 18, 2008 at 9:26 pm


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SEED, an art collective in Chattanooga, TN is producing BIN. The motivation for BIN comes through a need to address the historical marginalization of artists and methods for overcoming this scenario. Each collective involved in this project is a vital model for alternative pathways, invention, action, and interdisciplinary approaches to making. This project is not predetermined. Instead of formulas, conventions, expectations, and objects – SEED is working with online relationships, and local negotiations.

SEED is pleased to announce the participation and/or contribution by some fantastic collectives including Basekamp (Philadelphia), BLW, Common Places Project (Tampa), DeadTech (Chicago), Fugitive Projects (Nashville), Graffiti Research Lab (New York), Guerrilla Girls, InCUBATE-Chicago (Chicago), Mess Hall (Chicago), Paintallica (Washington), RTmark,  TEAM LUMP (Raleigh), Temporary Services (Chicago), 6+ ,  and The Yes Men.

SEED is grateful to all the participants.

preliminary conversation, installation details, and events

In BIN INFO on November 18, 2008 at 9:24 pm

SEED is pleased to announce Adam has work in a collections installation at Mess Hall. I think Chattanooga needs a space like this… Info on the exhibit: Collections and Archives as a Creative Practice The collecting and/or archiving of objects and information has emerged as a vital creative cultural practice. “Collections and Archives as a Creative Practice” presents the final projects of grad students from this University of Illinois at Chicago seminar that was team taught by Marc Fischer and Randall Szott. Exhibition, screenings, discussion and reception at Mess Hall Monday, Dec. 1st, 5-9 PM: with a formal critique and discussion of the works on view. Closing reception Saturday, Dec. 13th, 6-10 PM.

SEED is pleased to announce the participation of Patrick Lichty of The Yes Men and RTmark in the BIN! More fantastic collectives.

SEED is pleased to announce James Powderly of GRL will be visiting Chattanooga on Thursday November 20, to talk and meet with art students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. More events will be announced as they come up.

BIN will manifest at the AVA Center in Chattanooga, TN January 9 – February 20, 2009. There will be several programs including talks on Wednesday January 28, 2009 with Jessica Westbrook, SEED collaborator, artist, and UTC Art Faculty, about “shifting motivations: art practice as relation, network, system” and Adam Trowbridge on “Negotiating with Terror: Review of Fronts, Collectives, Movements and Guerrilla Tactics.”

A reception is scheduled for February 6, 2009. Other programs will be announced as more information is available. AVA Center is located at 30 Frazier Ave. Chattanooga TN, 37405 and can be found at

AVA Center is located at 30 Frazier Ave. Chattanooga TN, 37405. The project space hours will be posted soon.

SEED progress reports

In BIN INFO on November 18, 2008 at 9:24 pm
Fugitives Project

Fugitives Project



SEED project


Tuesday January 13: Okay, its been insanely busy past few weeks but we are installed sans one more work by GRL which needs some tuning tomorrow.

Monday December 8: Stencil out to Fugitives, Box out to DeadTech

Wednesday December 3: Message in from Team Lump with project plans and requests for measurements.

Tuesday December 2: Cooler in from Paintallica (content tbd).

Monday December 1: Box returned from DeadTech/UPS! Out again via USPS.

Sunday November 30: Message in from Fugitives with project plans and requests for measurements.

Wednesday November 26: Note from Patrick Lichty confirming participation by Yes Men / RTmark / Second Front.

Saturday November 22: Note from Rozalinda confirming participation by 6+ and Common Places Project.

Saturday November 22: Test AVA/Clumpies wireless/bandwidth for installation use and Skype conversations.

Friday November 21: Abigail of InCubate-Chicago comes back with great ideas. Soup will make its way onto calendar.

Thursday November 20: Incredible onsite visit with James Of GRL. Thanks so much for all the insight and disclosure. 

Thursday November 20: New box out to TEAM LUMP. USPS this time.

Thursday November 20: Received a white padded mailer from Dan of Paintallica. Contents Unknown.

Tuesday November 18: Bill from TEAM LUMP writes – UPS box mia. UPS calls me with claim. 

Friday November 14: Brandon, John, Ron, Julie, Jessica, Tyrick, Phillip, and Adam (Skype) group at the SEED studio for veg pizza and white board thinking. 


BINs on the way out, SEED STUDIO Chattanooga, TN Oct 2008