Hey - we've missed you!

We were thinking about the last time we hugged…We searched online trying to connect, trying to find you, but we still felt so distant. So we have turned each of our feelings into code to build a space to meet - It's a web wormhole, a digital celebration, a space for offering, giving and holding one another.

This is Collective Trace and we are so happy to be here with you.

With the energy of an art opening and the warmth of a hug Collective Trace is bringing together artists and the internet in acts of generosity that leave a trace. Manisha Anjali, JD Reforma, Kris Savic and Akil Ahamat are here with us, creating performative instructions for a New World Order, snail soundscape games, TikTok art opening banter and Zoom portraiture.

Dive in with us, explore, click, scroll and playfully experience these artworks. We hope you can feel the collectivity and optimism we are trying to foster here, an antidote for times such as these. We aren’t trying to create what was, but to make something new - together.

It’s cold outside, so let’s share some warm feelings.

Love,

Collective Trace
THANK YOU to YOU, thank you for joining us, holding us, giving yourself over to this experience and the artworks that have inhabited it. We did this for you, and we are so happy you’ve come. 

THANK YOU to Akil Ahamat, JD Reforma, Manisha Anjali and Kris Savic, the artists that have trusted us and created new works for this platform, we are in awe of you and eternally inspired by your visions.

THANK YOU to all those that helped us along the way, special thanks to Ben Barnes for your game development skills, dedication and eye for detail and to Isabella Sanasi for your web development 

THANK YOU to PACT for including us in the PACT House program, thank you for traversing this new digital landscape with us as we infinitely zoomed and emailed, bouncing support back and forth within the web of the internet and giving us a platform to share this experience with others.

THANK YOU for sharing your feelings with us. Isolation has had varied impacts on people. Please reach out to Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or at beyondblue.org.au and Lifeline on 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au if your situation is urgent.
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COLLECTIVE TRACE
Collective Trace is presented by PACT Centre for Emerging Artists through their PACT House program. PACT House has been made possible with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; and the City of Sydney through its Cultural Grants program.

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Collective Trace is presented by PACT Centre for Emerging Artists through their PACT House program  PACT House has been made possible with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts  its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; and the City of Sydney through its Cultural Grants program.