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Dispatx Art Collective :: Scar as Sign


Dispatx Art Collective are pleased to announce the publication of our third edition - Scar as Sign. The works making up this issue explore the theme in a diverse manner, confronting concepts from personal experience and showing their significance in a much broader sense.

Our bodies, relationships and environments are defined by information built up over time, as if there were an implicit will governing what should be preserved. Through dislocations in the storage process, wounds can be generated, and attempts to erase these wounds from our memories give rise to scarring. In their turn, lasting scars are then converted into objects of great significance. To talk of these significations is to talk not only of the object itself but also of all that it signifies. Human memory is thus made up of a tension between defects and the processes undertaken to hide them.

The edition is made up of 13 works in various media including photography, sculpture, sound and poetry. It is the result of 4 months' collaborative development of the theme by 17 different artists, and can be seen at

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great compilation, oliver! i am impressed with the scope and execution of dispatx's publications. are they available only onlie or are they also presented as physical exhibitions?7/12/2005 1:50:35 PM
Ben - thanks for your comments on dispatx ... at this present time we are compiling a physical publication of the last three issues, and this will become an annual publication. We are currently building funding applications in order to create physical exhibitions, which will also include workshops in the creative method.7/13/2005 7:55:27 AM
Lots of great work! The cello piece is very striking.7/14/2005 11:36:54 AM
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