Prom.Run issue 1

Prom Collective

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A collection of interviews and articles on Spanish art and the Spanish art scene by a fresh new art collective whose aim is “to provide things that we find useful in navigating the world and rework them for better availability.” Prom consists of Federico Pozuelo, Javier Ruiz, Martín Alexandre Alonso and Marcos Gutiérrez Morquecho.

About Prom and this first issue:

“This project is the result of the activities of our collective Prom, a group for artistic production with little hope for commercialization. Since the very beginning, we accepted our lack of ‘coupling’ to artistic circuits and decided to make a virtue of necessity. We found that some interesting things happened once we assumed it. During the time we employed in collective art-making, we followed our own objectives in a whole new way and, more importantly, had to think and do things differently. We became entangled in a collaborative dynamic. The individual gave way to working together and learning from each other.

This platform aims to give continuity to such a way of doing. The different members of our collective search for things and refer them to each other, often adding explanations or translating bit and pieces to facilitate the access for the rest. Every day, we exchange emails and messages under the subject: ‘Hey, check this out!’ Based on the belief that if we kept these materials and connections private they would be lost, we started this project.

In Prom.run we will publish translations, interviews or other records of our own collaborative research. We will rework the materials and suggest those connections that once a member of the collective brought up to the rest. For this first issue, we have recovered some of the materials and ideas from our time in Madrid. Prom met in this Spanish city and where our activity started. So, although now we are scattered around Europe, this is the context of our original exchanges. The material possibilities that this place allowed, the nature of its contemporary art activity and the forms of intellectual activities inspired this dynamic.”

Texts by Jordi Claramonte Arrufat, Prom and Tomás Ruiz-Rivas, translation from Spanish to English by Prom, newspaper-like loose folded sheets, 43 x 32 cm, Carrara 2019