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Not a Single Cell Stand Still

2016
Collaboration of Sonja Dahl and Emily Van Kley for 7x7 
Published collaboration can be viewed here: http://7x7.la/not-single-cell-stand-still/

Original cyanotype collages by Sonja Dahl 
Original poems by Emily Van Kley


About 7x7: Writer 
Amy Bonnaffons and artist Axel Wilhite launched 
7×7  in 2015 to facilitate a new kind of interdisciplinary collaboration. Each 7×7 invites one visual artist and one writer to engage in a two-week creative conversation. The format, inspired by Surrealist games of the early 20th century, challenges participants to improvise, in their respective disciplines, a spontaneous story that pushes into ever-wilder imaginative terrain. Every finished 7×7 is singular, unclassifiable, and wholly original.

The participants decide who starts: the artist creates a picture, or the writer begins a new composition.
The following day, the other collaborator responds according to his discipline, with words or an image.
In this fashion, the two participants alternate turns, interpreting and elaborating on what has come previously in the spirit of “Yes, and…” 






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