It’s not a word, I made it up.
At first because I liked the way it sounded, and it seemed to describe a charged state of not-knowing, and potential, that can only occur when we meet others.
Now I think it could also describe the spaces I try to create; where good art and curious minds meet and find something new. Taking what is already present in ‘the public’ (a gathering of humans, architecture, history and time) and introducing a rogue element that electrifies its potential, catalysing new ideas. I am most interested in art that touches otherwise dormant aspects of my heart, body and mind; art that challenges me to find new frameworks in order to understand it. This kind of art requires good contextualisation, and in my work I have found a lot of people who love this experience, once they know what it’s for.
On this site I generally write about art, liveness, cities, gathering, festivals, spontaneity, enthusiasm, collaboration, resistance, discomfort and finding a way to progress despite the moral inconsistency of contemporary life. But perhaps none of those things.
Mostly I just think we’re better together than we are on our own.