GRIDLOCK is dedicated to outlining the explosions in creative activity brought about by the density of New York City. Where government planners, financial institutions, and cultural gatekeepers attempt to enforce contemporary segregation, GRIDLOCK explores the unpredictable, and unaccounted for, syntheses of creative people and practices in the city.
We conceptualize the GRID as an assemblage: a formless collection of conversations and the materials they produce. LOCK foregoes connotations of standstill for synergy — the lock is an adaptor that enables agents of creation to generate currents of cultural exchange which power the production of the city’s sociality.
GRIDLOCK represents the artistic output that emerges from two antagonistic yet symbiotic forces: the individuals who create, and the city that circumscribes them such that their creation becomes inevitable.
EDITION ONE coming summer 2023.