Sunday, July 11, 2010
Antonio Jose Guzman, initiator of the The State of L3, found a different, more contemporary way to ‘obey’ his African DNA. With The State of L3 he searched three different continents for artists, collectives and youngsters with an African background. L3 stands for a network between three continents but also refers to the L3 DNA group very common under people with African ancestry. Through this collective platform Guzman tries to bring a ‘new’, virtual and transcultural state into existence. Once potential collaborators are identified Guzman works collaboratively on resentations and exhibitions exploring cultural affiliation by mapping and documenting a joint ancestry. Through these projects The State of L3 is looking for a new shared (visual) language resulting in a highly eclectic aesthetics expressed in a variety of media.