Collectivizm is a artistic collaboration formed in 2014, engendered with a strong Punk ethic, a dash of Provoke and importantly all our egos corralled.
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We started Collectivizm during a time of super high quality constructed images, with portraiture being the dominate genre. We did not feel this path was for us so we set out to find our own voice(s) - following a simple mantra, lets get on and do it.
Our project started with day books, one walk equalling one book. This helped us to refine our method, learning how to collaborate during the different stages to completion.
As inspiration we tapped into Psychogeographic, Dada thinking and the great philosopher/writer walkers of the past. As we used the rich history of London to create a phantasmagorical exploration. Since 2014 we have continued to explore no longer working over one single day but building richer narrative artworks from our growing archive.
This has resulted in a flourishing body of work of 8 different books, 9 Limited Edition tins and most recently our first zine ‘London Speaks’ a visual voice for our times.