Coda Press’ curatorial focus is centred around developing the work of artists working primarily with text as a central medium in their studio practice. Coda is dedicated to promoting art writing as a catalyst for critical discourse and knowledge production on an equal plane to one’s visual practice. The press aims to promote an argument towards art writing as being something different to academic musings, exploring metafictions and intertextuality, and seeks to highlight a growing medium that is still in its early stages of recognition within many artistic circles.
Scott Elliott (Editor / founder) is a graduate of the Master in Fine Arts programme at Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen and is currently working at the Hordaland Kunstsenter where he coordinates the artist in residence programme. He is also a writer and curator. His first award winning artist novel, ‘The El Dorado Commission’ is being released in Autumn of 2017 and is the recipient of the Scorpion and Felix Award from Publication Studio Vancouver. Elliott is the co-director of Weekend Server, a Bergen / Johannesburg based curatorial platform that creates alternative contexts for the circulation of art.