Dazed and Confused Magazine recently began a two-page curatorial residency to feature contemporary art. In January, curator Lindsay Howard extended this opportunity to Jogging. We then submitted two proposals which were rejected by Dazed and Confused.
1. Our first proposal featured scans of advertisements included in the previous issue of Dazed as a background, conflating the commercial aspects of print media with our pure contribution of art into a single visual plane. In doing so we hoped to both provide a more accurate back drop for our own submission –pointing to the way our art could only be viewed in this magazine due to the generous sponsorship from Carhartt, for instance– as well as pre-empt the natural visual associations that will be made in flipping from page to page between art, sponsored ads, and other magazine content.
2. Our second proposal was to use the advertising-inclined pages of print media to broadcast an honest depiction of what we’d like to advertise the most about our own project: our collaborative process and the open submission page that provides so much of Jogging’s content. This proposal featured only images submitted through the open form as a shout out to all of the people who put time and energy in to Jogging with us.