Low Budget - Issue Vol.02
Basic idea of a design lies in it’s tendency to fit any given budget.The second publication from “Urban Violence” series is proudly marked as “a low budget issue”,and consists of a selection of works self-initiatively created by artists in achromatic specter. They were not informed about financial limitations, which allowed us the privilege of avoiding all compromises between the design and the assets. Ideas we encountered put a different shade to our views on this publication. Drama imposed on us by the contemporary politization of art unjustifiably ignores the problem of creativity in its relation to material circumstances. With this publication, we have tried to contribute to the understanding that the lack of money should not be an excuse for the lack of creativity. Finally, we stand before you with an issue that owns its very existence to the fact that we have gone around the budget limitations with this selection, not design.
The works that directly or indirectly address the problem of urban or every other form of violence have helped us form our own stands on this issue. One of the most prominent forms of structural violence present in mass-democratic societies is budget discrimination. Contemporary societies skillfully incorporate the practice of maintaining the illusion of free citizen’s initiative, while in reality, they censure the contents which are to appear in public by budget selections. What seems to be our inconsolable role of doomed interpassivity in creating cultural contents still leaves room for the initiatives such as this one. Therefore we feel that the low budget version of “Urban Violence” publication can be considered A3.Format collective’s contribution in developing improvisational frames of Serbian budget design for the year 2009.
We have plenty more to say, but we‘re running out of black.