Alina and Jeff Bliumis

We use artistic initiatives to start public dialogues about the politics of community, cultural displacement, migration and national identity. Our projects often progress in a range of forms - a community survey turns into an artist book, then into a performance, then public art, then a participatory event, then an installation. By using socially engaged projects embedded in the real world - performance, photography, sculpture, installation, participatory events and social experiments - we are building an inclusive spirit and a collective imagination. Our core concern is to set spaces of "co-active being" and "co-active thinking." All participants in our works are equal co-creators, and we consider a project complete when it comes full circle by reporting back to the community where the project was initiated.