As a means of expanding Co-Lab Project's programming into the digital realm, artist/curator Vladimir Mejia selects artists to participate in an Instagram hosted month-long residency. Artists are given full control of the @colabprojectsbitres Instagram account, and all images posted by the artist are categorized by hashtags representing the artist name in residency. Original concept by Sean Ripple.


Current Artist: David McMichael #bitresMcM

i’m david. along with some very brilliant folks i run hyperreal film club, an always-morphing art party here in austin.
i’m deeply impatient, easily excited, endlessly amused, obsessively archival, meticulously destructive, eternally enchanted.

there’s this thing where walter benjamin walks through the arcades (huge glass halls stuffed full of people and things) in paris in the 20s or whatever and he just talks about it on and on – this accumulation of sensory overload that politically blocks reality. or the blocking of reality is reality. or some iteration on down the line. i like that.
to casually walk among the aisles of beauty and deception, marveling and embracing the terrific claustrophobia of it all.

my bitres is some fairy tales that go down like a gummy bear with a sticker burr inside.