the stalk was a cross between a 'talk' and a 'stalk'
- akin to stalking ideas. Something that grows - like a plant stalk and something that obsessively seeks: stalks.
the stalk was set up by Siraj Izhar in 1997.
the stalk was about independent practice in the mid-nineties and how artists increasingly sought to shape their own environments through their work.
The stalk vision was of artist-created environments as work, not of artists producing work for institutions.
the stalk true to its name was a peripatetic exercise, discussion led and itself uncuratable, involving some 20 artists practices.
the stalk took place over several years, starting at backspace, then at fashion street.
The free web site server stalk.net was set up at the same time as the stalk. Most directories have now migrated.
stalk net remains only as a server resource.
Special thanks to:
All the artists who contributed freely to the stalk.
James Stevens at backspace for hosting the first series of stalks.
James Cronin of flirble for providing server support.
David Herbert of webmast for continued support.