Participant Profile

Les Joynes

United States
New York
New York

Joynes is founder of FormLAB™, a nomadic art laboratory that engages community discourse. He is member of the editorial committee for ProjectAnywhere, a journal of artists’ projects that explore the limits of site specificity.

During the residency, he createed cabinets of curiosity using found objects and audio captures from St. Petersburg which were collected and or borrowed from museums and private collections, and which were purchased from the period from 1977 to 2017. This project reflected the artist’s as well as the city’s collective audio and visual memories. In addition to creating FormLAB-St.Petersburg as a website, Les held a public lecture on FormLAB and the experience of creating a collection for this project.