FROM KOLAJ 31
The Importance of Artist Play
In 2019, Rhed Fawell of the Edinburgh Collage Collective and Miss.Printed of the Scandinavian Collage Museum teamed up to give us a month-long parlour game: Februllage. Set up as an open submission project, Februllage invites collage artists to make a collage a day throughout the month of February using an official Calendar of pre-determined word prompts. The works are posted to Instagram and tagged #februllage for others to see.
In Kolaj 31, we review Februlage with an eye towards how this annual event is a 21st manifestation of Surrealists parlor games in the 1920s. “If the internet is the house of the 21st century collage movement, then Instagram is its living room. It is the place where artists come together.”
Play is a key part of an artist’s process. Play allows us to try new things, to flex old muscles, to step outside of ourselves. Februllage is a chance to play together.
“Februllage” is an open submission project, a collaboration between Edinburgh Collage Collective and the Scandinavian Collage Museum. “Februllage” invites collage artists to make a collage a day throughout the month of February using their official Word Prompt Calendar. For full details, visit Instagram @februllage.