4/3/2021 The beginning
It’s March 2021 and we are in the very verge of putting our residency program in action. This is a project thats seeds have been planted a few years ago. Luckily now things have aligned in such a position that it is possible to open a space for co-creating and -learning and to develop our dreams further into production of works around our environment.
With the current situation of the world for me it has become even more essential to strengthen structures for creating, grounding and connecting. I’ve always felt being in a residency has done that for me. A designated period to work, a designated space to work, designated people to help and reflect together, a new environment and a culture to discorver, new collegues to discover, new layers of the world revealed, some part of myself to discover or leave behind and say goodbye to. A work of art to discover.
These jouneys have always given me a great opportunity to expand and really get the hang of the very foundation of my artistic work– almost like magnifying my practice. When all my usual mundane is swept away for a while, where its just a bit more silent, somehow a safer space to investigate something still fragile and growing and unsure.
My main motivation to put such a thing into motion as an artist residency is to get to work as this enforcing and supporting anima for creation and learning. I want to get to witness from very close artists engaging themselves with their vision. I want to see more environmental art around in this city. I want to create a neutral ground for experiments. I want to be able to create time and space.