Project Art Works is a collective of neurodiverse artists and activists. The term neurodiversity, composed of neurology and diversity, has been forming into a concept and a growing movement based on the fundamental assumption of neurological diversity and the impact of this diversity on perceptual processes, behavioral patterns, and forms of representation.
Project Art Works is working together with cultural and social advocacy organizations, with other artists, with communities, and with public audiences to make visible the lives and concerns of neuro-minorities and to promote their self-determination. Visibility is achieved primarily by creating a presence in civic and cultural spaces, as well as through media, artworks, film, and stories of those who are often hidden by life circumstances and attitudes.
The filmic work Modus Operandi focuses on the artists and producers in the studios of Project Art Works. The film follows them through their familiar environment alongside artists who help facilitate individualized and creative practices. The film reveals processes behind the work and provides an insight into the dynamics within the studio. It was part of the exhibition In the Realm of Others at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, England (2015–16).
Project Art Works is shortlisted alongside four other collectives for the prestigious Turner Prize 2021.
The window of ruruHaus regularly provides insights into the preparations for documenta fifteen and the development of the international lumbung network. All video works of the lumbung members are also available on YouTube.
Project Art Works, Modus Operandi, 2016, Video, 10:00 Min, Courtesy Project Art Works