Tortuga collective – collective drawing/portraits: Adina F. Camhy, Robin Klengel, Martin Kollmann, Katharina Pressl, Elisabeth Pressl, Philipp Markus Schörkhuber (nicht am Bild), Eleonora Wenzel

Tortuga is a collective that uses DIY-printed publications (zines/booklets) as its main artistic medium. Founded in Graz in 2013, the Tortuga cultural association furthermore understands itself as an experimental platform, in which playing with formats, disciplines, and media is elementary to their working method. Themes are usually approached collectively, in dialogue with the positions of others and in connection with the aim of setting up and colonizing common platforms. This also involves exploring a wide variety of media channels from zine to exhibition, performance, radio play, concert evening, print work, and web blog.

The focal themes „Grenze (Border)“ (2013/14), „Lärm (Noise)“ (2015/16), „Körper (Body)“ (2016/17), „Ver-“ (2017) open wide thematic fields and at the same time serve as crystallization points for artistic and discoursive analysis. The resulting material is collectively processed or „remixed“, using a do-it-together approach.

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