Poems by Rachel Lehrman
By Rachel Lehrman
Nomadic-Collaborations is an interdisciplinary and international arts-collective. Our goal is to help artists expand their practices and their perspectives through artistic collaboration. We believe that by working together, we can overcome artistic, personal, cultural and intellectual boundaries.
Presently, collective members work in a variety of fields including creative writing, theatre, fashion design, sculpture, sound composition, installation, photography, and net art. Additionally, we have collaborated with dancers, set-designers, builders and technicians. By uniting our visions and talents, we aim to produce fuller, more sensory works, bringing our individual areas of expertise into new and unusual contexts.
Founded in London in 2004, the collective first came together as part of a yearlong investigation in collaboration. After accepting a sound-composer and set-designer into the project, I sent out a call for new media artists on the ACE (Arts Council England) electronic mailing list. In less than a week, I received over 150 enquiries. Artists circulated the notice not only across theatres and galleries in London, but across continents. I received emails from artists in countries as far away as Singapore and Mexico, working in disciplines ranging from film and net-art, to theatre and dance.
Since then, Nomadic-Collaborations has developed three main programmes: Nomadic-Productions, Nomadic-Connections, and a Net-Art Programme also known as Tosoma. All of these programmes function on both local and international levels.
In accordance with its name, Nomadic-Productions works primarily as a production company. Collective members work together to co-produce and direct large-scale projects. We also collaborate artistically on these projects, both locally and with our international members, sharing our skills and expertise in order to realise visions that we could not create individually. Each collaboration works differently, and we remain open to new ways of working together.
4,000 square foot installation
in collaboration with sculptor
Sharon Baker & Lastonet
from The Journey,
a net art piece designed by Eileen Botsford in collaboration with Nomadics
the installation, 2005
For more information about the collective or to find out how to get involved, please visit:
www.nomadic-collaborations.com, or email.