My name is Jason Kofke. I am an artist that tries to makes sense of the present by examining the way we record or remember things of the past. Thus, I have become an expert at dead media: film photography, printmaking, bookmaking, typewriters, 8mm, UHF/VHF transmission, microfilm, projectors, drawing and writing. I use these outdated media to understand the events they record and, ultimately, how we comprehend events in the present.
I recently applied to be a member of the annual Arctic Circle voyage, and was one of a few selected to journey on an ice-class expedition sailing vessel. This October, emerging artists, scientists, researchers and architects will sail around the high arctic. Our ship will be an incubator for thought and experimentation. We will seek out areas of collaboration to engage in the central issues of our time.
We will visit the World Seed Bank in Svalbard and will share ideas and concepts throughout the various destinations. My goal in these collaborations is to study where our culture is going based on where we’ve been. I will make drawings and work for exhibitions based on what I witness and learn on the trip. And I will share this experience and knowledge through art and exhibitions.
In order to participate in the project this year, I will need to raise at least $4000.00 to cover the flights and program fees. (And maybe buy a warm jacket?) So I made my awards as good as I could for you. Go big! If you want multiple items, just select the appropriate award amount to cover both and I'll get in touch with you to see exactly what you want. Thanks for the support. This project will result in some amazing new work, friends, and ideas.
- (30 days)