SHAPE+ shares new publication

The booklet features artists from the 2022-2023 cohort as well as testimonials from previous SHAPE alumni.

SHAPE+ has shared a new publication with essays and interviews related to the platform. The new booklet has been released to coincide with the end of the 2022/2023 project, taking a look back at the SHAPE+ activities over the past year and also experiences from the previous SHAPE iteration.

Opening with an introduction by Freddie Hudson, the SHAPE+ Year 1 publication includes an essay from Kimyan Law who shares his experience as a SHAPE artist in 2018 and speaks about taking part in the Nyege Nyege showcase as part of this. Another essay comes from composer and sound artist Simina Oprescu – who was part of the 2020 SHAPE cohort.

Elsewhere, there’s interviews with SHAPE+ artists including vocalist Maryana Klochko, artist and researcher Yara Mekawai, piano and percussion pair Passepartout Duo and composer, sound artist and sound engineer Aleksandra Słyż. The booklet also features a guide for prospective artists interested in taking part in the project in future.

The SHAPE+ booklet is available to read online and free copies of the publication are distributed at SHAPE+ festivals – which includes Terraforma, Intonal, Schiev, Unsound and CTM. Read the booklet here.

This latest publication from SHAPE+ follows on from a 2022 book which focused on the previous SHAPE project, which ran from 2015. SHAPE+ is a Creative European-supported programme dedicated to innovative music and audiovisual arts. The platform recently announced its full roster of artists for the coming year.