Beyond what it describes, we were drawn also to the plain poetics of the word Goatsilk. At first glance it looks mysterious, almost like a foreign word. The first half of the word describes a coarse animal, the latter half a refined fabric. So much of the world’s beauty is charged by this kind of tense coupling.
Goatsilk was formed in 2002 as a gallery space on the outskirts of Missoula, MT. As a creative force, it has changed forms many times since then, finding outlets in street performance, independent movie theaters, galleries, universities and museums. An expanding variety of creative minds collaborate in Goatsilk projects, including computers programmers, actors, writers and other artists. In the midst of all this morphing, we find we keep returning to the internet as the place where art and audience seem most alive, where desire and possibility shake out most truly.
—Ben Bloch and Caroline Peters