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i.13. Apart—Together

Collaborative Publication

Apart—Together was a collaborative project made at the height of the COVID-19 crisis with designers Eric Francisco and Emi Takahashi. It began with a question about what it might look like to work on a storytelling project together at a distance during a time of quarantine and social isolation.

            Taking inspiration from a point on John Baldessari’s 1970 CalArts assignment sheet, the project’s co-authors took turns photographing, writing, and combining the two to create new, unexpected meanings from these fragmentary pieces.

            The result of this collaboration was a collection of riso-printed postcards and double-sided posters that describe the creative process of the exercise and that feature original images and captions by its authors.

            Postcards were mailed out to friends and family as a way to connect at a safe physical distance. Extra copies were packaged into kits and sold to raise money for a Toronto-based food bank that provides free healthy meals to people facing increased food insecurity as result of the COVID-19 economic crisis.

—Postcard edition of 180 copies
—Poster edition of 36 copies
—Poster Format: 11” x 17” 
—Postcard Format: 6” x 4.25”
—Printing: Risograph on multiple stocks