A collaboration project between the listed artists and Simon Stage. All series were initiated through email with a static image file, modified by the artist, then sent back, and repeated - with the intention of making it becoming an animated .gif at some point in the modifications. The series were done at different points in time from 2011 to 2014.
"…This is an attempt to speak of depressions. To speak as depressions. For speech, words, etc. to depress. A coincidence of forms to depress. A critique of depressions also, if I say so. To speak of depressions from within depressions – from the wet floor of depressions, looking up at a blurred chink of grey light. An echo in here that serves to plot the internal walls of the depression; a sorry parody comes drifting back. (I don’t sound like that, do I?) – Conveyed from this narrow black bed at the bottom of depressions. This narrow, black, wet bed – the ceiling above which artexed into complicated symbols that denote the more familiar constellations, only rendered absurd, properly alien by this dislocation beneath the skin of a moon a few light years away, but within the same solar system. A dislocation half a mile or so below a sea-level of tranquillity. The schism between a sea on earth – quaint, perversely – and the lunar reality of a billion dead craters we understand as fossilised sea. A sea churning with tentacles and great, incontinent spurts of fetid black ink. The canyon floor. Or skulking in depressions, entrenched….”