In our project space, Pete & Repeat, we’re pleased to host Protocinema in the form of their recent series of zines Protozine; extending the notion of co-operation and collaboration.
Protozine is a publication project of commissioned texts accompanying programming, initiated in 2020 by Protocinema. The first gu of Protozine accompanied a recurring multi-city exhibition, A Few In Many Places, of art interventions across North America, Europe, and Asia. Protozine was born out of a desire to connect these installations and the communities that both made and experienced these artworks. Envisioned as a thoughtfully-localized and globally interconnected format, Protozine is distributed in person at each exhibition site, by social media and mass emails from Protocinema.org. It is online in a viewing version and a printing version so that it could be printed at your local or home xerox machine.
Protocinema is a cross-cultural art organization that commissions and presents site-aware art around the world. Its purpose is to support dialogue between cultures on equal footing and create opportunities for listening & expression. By doing so, Protocinema aids the development of relationships both at the mindfully local & globally interconnected levels. Protocinema advocates for empathy, working towards an understanding of difference across regions through its exhibitions, commissions, public programs, publications, and mentorship. Founded in 2011 by Mari Spirito, Protocinema is an ambulant nonprofit 501(c)3, free of ‘brick and mortar,’ its locations are varied, responding both to global concerns and changing conditions on the ground.
Pete and Repeat is a platform for artists’ publications, editions, online projects and content. It takes its name from a fanzine we published for the gallery back in 2008/9. Pete and Repeat has a physical presence in the Brussels gallery within a structure designed by Anna Barham as part of her ongoing ‘Crystal Fabric Field’ series.