KOKO sets up a series of “knowledge spaces” stretched between multiple axes – not necessarily Cartesian – represented by thematic dimensions.
To submit to these kokoSPACES, contributors are initially invited to submit images (intuitively) related to specified occurrences – e.g. conferences, books, events etc. – to kokoFRAGMENTS via Instagram posts using dedicated KOKO-hashtags (“dimensions”)*. A list of suggested dimensions is provided below, but contributors may additionally create their own dimensions by adding #koko to any keyword of their choice. Individual posts may carry more than one dimension. To relate posts to specific occurrences, these may be identified by additional hashtags, to be distributed as needed.
* As KOKO grows other feeder platforms (e.g. Twitter, Tumblr) will be added in the future.
KOKO‘s search engine will automatically streamline all posts with a #koko hashtag into kokoFRAGMENTS. All submissions are presented equally and unfiltered in a continuous visual feed that gradually establishes a visual collection related to the respective occurrence to be individually or collectively tagged, commented or annotated by any contributors.
In parallel, kokoMODERATORS will continuously scout the materials to recognise patterns, trends, and note recurring themes or focal points; upon finding such, the moderators will move those submissions as small curated selections – each with working title, key words, and a short abstract – to kokoREVIEWS for further scrutiny by contributors and reviewers. If positively received, contributors will subsequently be personally invited to further develop a selection from kokoREVIEWS into a full submission for one of the kokoSPACES.
Submissions to kokoSPACES may come in any traditional or non-traditional format. Contributions should focus on the articulation, presentation and dissemination of academic/professional contents related to and/or affecting the local and/or international visual arts ecology.
All submissions will be peer reviewed one last time before publication, and publication offers may be subject to specified conditions for development and/or changes. As we expect submissions to heavily rely on visual materials, we would like to remind and emphasise that it’s respective creators’ responsibility to clear all copyrights before publication.