Idea and approach
The Outposted Project is a participatory multidisciplinary arts project and platform for creativity and connection in a time of crisis.
We have gathered together over twenty five writers, artists, performers and makers from across Stroud’s Five Valleys to work in our collective solitude and create art that aims to be compelling, relevant and high quality in content and execution.
The Outposted Project is sending an Ordnance Survey map around the Five Valleys and inviting artists to create a piece of work, paste it onto the map and send it on to another artist. This creative chain will speak to the impact of crisis on our individual lives. The map will become a collective artwork and palimpsest, a kind of psychic space where we belong as artists.
Social media is playing a part in the project at each stage of the map’s journey from artist to artist. We are also intending to exhibit the map, along with others if this initial pilot is a success, in a gallery space.
The map started its journey on 20th April 2020 and we are working towards finalising the map before the Site Festival in Stroud, September 2020, assuming it is going ahead.
We are also looking into options for having an augmented reality exhibition if we can secure funding.