Close Distance overall is an in flux curatorial and educative platform that brings together the work of artists, writers and organizers online as well as in multiple locations in Los Angeles and Amsterdam through collaborative projects, thereby opening up accessibility to contemporary art and thought across borders both disciplinary and geographically. Founded in a philosophy of becoming, making, and moving Close Distance focuses on before finished states of work, allowing both maker and audience to divert from questions about success, failure and understanding to finding a place between different parties that is open for interpretation, influence, and conversation instead.

In three parts Close Distance is an online poetics journal of and about work in process, an art consultancy that facilitates dialogue and collaboration between artists, (art) spaces, (art) publications and audiences, and a future baroque press.