Laboratory Blackboard


It’s a brain.A visual think tank. An organization that was formed around an idea rather than a medium or a method or a politics. A spiritual and intellectual comfort zone.Not an exhibition space. A space that exists but not here; always over there, somewhere else. Not a Museum,but we have a permanent collection. We’re more like a warehouse,a self-generating archive We’re something like a museum of natural history, or a reliquary with ancient bones wrapped up and hidden.Like a hidden museum.We havePublications,books, with collections of essays that follow different themes. They’re sometimes very esoteric We’re amateurs in the old sense; like the 19th century, like the Renaissance.We’re a group of artists, writers, and scientists who work collectively with no ego; a combined entity. Artists and writers who give up authorship to gain collective authorship. Can be public. Can be activist.THE AIDS CHRONICLES. ICI is ephemeral; a gaseous substance.Something that unfolds.something that must be presented. It’s a place of performance; an archeology; projects dig at something. Visitors have to dig into what¹s there. ICI is a mythical undefinable possibilityit provides opportunities for the unexpected. It is a secret society. A drinking society. A home for lost idealists.
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