testsite, a project of Fluent-Collaborative, situates itself between an exhibition space, an open studio, a temporary residency program and a private home. Participants, usually a writer and a visual artist drawn from far afield or close to home, are invited to create parallel experimental projects through a shared conversation. testsite presents these projects as they are germinating, or at a stage of fruitful exploration and healthy doubt integrated within the corners, shelves, walls and rooms of an intimate space.

just because...

just because..., a sister project of testsite, is an occasional series of small exhibitions of works that we think are visually interesting.

Current Project: Pulp Friction



Founded by Laurence Miller and Regine Basha, testsite began inviting writers and curators to develop collaborative projects with artists in summer 2003. Miller opened his home on 33rd Street as a kind of experimental space: part exhibition gallery, part open studio, part temporary-residency program and part private home. In the early years, testsite drew many of its writers and curators from Austin and San Antonio. These participants in turn selected artists from near and far. In the years since, testsite has continued to develop experimental projects with local, national and international artists, writers, and curators.

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Fluent~Collaborative / testsite
Street Address:
502 West 33rd Street
Austin, TX 78705

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 49130
Austin, TX 78765-9130

(t) 512.453.3199
(f) 512.453.3486
(e) jkriseman@fluentcollab.org 

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Recent testsite Projects