Sharing Tools, Resources and Ideas
Each year Into the Wild artists create ways of sharing their experiences as part of the process of working with each other and building their own art worlds.
In 2020 the artists worked with Esther McManus, Into the Wild Artist Interpreter - who had been selected by Chisenhale Studios to make the learning and experiences of Into the Wild accessible to many more emerging artists.
Esther's idea to create a wiki site as a growing resource for artist around the country was developed with the Into the Wild artists to share local knowledge, inspiration and useful resources:
Mesh: a sharing hub for emerging artists
Mesh also houses Artist Assignments created by Esther.
The 2020 programme was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore a final show wasn't possible, so the cohort instead developed a 'physical chain-letter of sorts', as a creative project and way of staying in touch.
Out of this process emerged the 'Wild Letters' publication, which traces the attempt to make work 'collaboratively in solitude; of finding each other in the disorganised, unplanned and... wild.'
This publication was produced as a very limited edition risograph print, and in online and print at home versions, which can be downloaded here:
Print at Home Version
In 2019, members of Into the Wild spent a day at Live Art Development Agency (LADA), responding to the resources in LADA's Study Room, to create a group performance that conveyed some of their experience of the programme. This was performed with LADA and Chisenhale Studios staff at the end of the day. Alberto Balazs was commissioned to document the event through a short film.
In 2018, artist and curator Fiona MacDonald aka Feral Practice wrote specially commissioned essay: Artists of the Wild, Unite!
The 2015-16 Into the Wild handbook brings together advice for other artists, including:
- There are as many artist practices as there are artists
- Be a nice person
- How to find out all about this money
- Line up your pickles
- Adapt like amoebas, hope like a human, be like an artist