Our interviews took us from visiting SXSW artists to Austin locals and back again. We found ourselves traversing across Austin city, seeing things and meeting people we would never have hoped to otherwise - not even in the chaos of SXSW. Their hospitality and friendliness was touching, and their unquestioned support, like that of our readers, made the whole project worthwhile.
To celebrate both the end of the project, its success and the pivotal role Sonnenzimmer came to play, we are giving away one of their screen printed beauties for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, to a Gather & Fold reader. You can be anyone from anywhere, all you need to do is follow us on Twitter and tweet your favourite interview from the SXSW project. This way, we don't give away a piece of art to a randomly selected troll or pathological multi-follower.
Make sure you mention us, follow us, and we'll randomly select a human follower on the 26th of March - one week away. It wouldn't hurt to subscribe, either.
The referrals began with Leah Jackson who referred Stephanie Downey who referred Chris Hill who referred Jonathan Wallace who referred Dominic Hofstede, who referred Paul Fuog, who referred Ben Edwards and Juliet Moore, who referred Ryan Russel and Byron George, who referred Dianna Snape, who finished the stream with Jessica Brent. We also introduced Matt Hinkley who referred Warren Taylor who referred Yanni Florence, who referred Liv Barrett, who referred Fayen d'Evie, who referred Masato Takasaka, who referred Madeline Kidd, who referred Meredith Turnbull, who referred Nella Themelios.
In May 2012, we began a new Melbourne stream with Oslo Davis. He then referred Alexander Stitt, who referred Mimmo Cozzolino, who referred Fysh Rutherford, who referred Simon and Jenna Hipgrave.
In March 2012, we went to Austin for SXSW, where the daily referrals began with Sonnenzimmer who referred Landland and Hometapes who referred Zorch, who referred Brian Maclaskey, who referred Bobby Dixon, who referred Brian Phillips, who, through some auspicious coincidence, turned the SXSW referral interview project into a perfect circle, by referring us back to Sonnenzimmer. Then there was a giveaway to celebrate.