heidi zednik

conversations from the underground [2004]

After Denver we knew there would be a continuation of the first collaboration, just as we knew the continuation would be more conceptual. Again, because of the constraints of distance, we began Conversations by shipping packages back and forth. We wanted to focus on the relationships between artifacts, mark making and texts. In Conversations we introduced work created individually within certain material and size parameters but installed as one work. Alicia came to Asheville the week before installing at The Black Mountain Center for the Arts. The resulting installation exceeded our expectations of collaborating. Our individual artistic hands had completely blurred into one. It was at this point we decided to form Spondere, though it took several more months to find the name that would fully describe our collective.