morning activity of preparing one's toast is nowadays
accompanied by scrolling the computer screen to feed one's
visual and informational needs, as much as one's stomach.
Buttered Toast invites artists whose practice investigates
painting to enter into a correspondence with one another by
exchanging and reworking digital files over a
virtual breakfast table.The project adopts the name
buttered toast from a hashtag. #butteredtoast
is an ever evolving feast of shared breakfasts, comprised
mainly of numerous public posts picturing butter spread on toast.
One can imagine a buttered piece of toast in terms of painting. The
gesture of the hand-held knife applying medium and pigment onto the
surface of a support. These actions made in realtime can be
found restricted and standardised within screen technologies.
This invitation to correspond and collaborate inserts itself into
the production stage of painting. Giving artists the opportunity to
link up their private studio spaces to a shared virtual space with
another artist. An attitude which rebels against the modern
construct of an artist as singular and alone.Together, as more than
one mind/body, they can mull over, act out and take pleasure in the
many troubles inherent to painting's digital dimension.
Buttered Toast has a flexible structure which is continually