Working internationally, and how this informs an individual artist's practice, need not only be about physical travel. Gavin Wade and Aleksandra Mir give personal assessments of their involvement in two different projects. Both projects are ongoing, constantly evolving, and involve a process of research and collaboration with individuals and organisations from different countries. The results of this methodology the surrendering of a degree of individual authorship influences the physical manifestation of each artist's final work.
Gavin Wade is an artist-curator, Director of Eastside Projects, Research Fellow in Curating at Birmingham City University. Recent projects include: 'Support Structure Phase 1-6', 2003-06, with architect Celine Condorelli; 'Strategic Questions', 2002-07; Public Structures at GuangZhou Triennial, GuangZhou and Creek Art Centre, Shanghai, China, 2005.