“Failure-in-Residence” - I picked up this letter of acceptance by the Nomadic Residency Council years ago at an exhibition by @paper_pusher in Toronto. I bring it along with me when I go on residencies to help remind myself that I’m here to experiment and play and that the work is never really “finished”. Currently it is hanging on the wall of my studio @therooms_nl where I am finishing up my last few weeks as the Elbow Room artist in residence. #failureinresidence#art#canadianart#paperpusher#artistresidency#elbowroom
Over the last couple of days I have had some wonderful conversations about the structure of my next book of poems with an architect friend from Macedonia, who helped me resolve some of my dilemmas about structure by getting me to think about the book as if it were a house. This morning a few of us went to a lovely art store where I bought drawing ink thinking of the “dot that went for a walk” drawing project I did in 2016 as part of the Clay Time program organised by Atelier Lalmitti. On the bus ride back I had a great conversation with a Colombian visual artist about her work (and I got to speak in Spanish after ages!). This evening, I received the news that I will be able to use the Ceramics workshop at an art school in town and started thinking about the poems I want to sketch for that project. Somewhere in the midst of all this, Akhil was reminding me not to lose the sense of whimsy and buoyancy in my manuscript, even when I write about tough things.
Suddenly, all of that coalesced into a bunch of little doodled lines from the manuscript that are becoming an interesting organising principle for the book now. I’m very excited.
So this is why we do artist residencies. I get it now :) #thewritinglife#schlosssolitude#penandink#artistresidency#doodles
BarnFest NYC 2018 was an embarrassment of riches. Thank you to all of the outstanding resident artists who shared their pieces as they grow into incredible works of art. Thank you to our audiences for supporting the work and sharing in these stories. See you in Maine - deadline for residency applications is February 18! #barnartscollective#artistresidency#barnlove#barnfest
Ce jeudi, la résidente catalane Ana Garcia-Pineda présentera une performance intitulée "Neige Rouge, Feu Blanc". Dans son atelier transformé en installation in-situ, l'artiste réagira aux bouleversements multiples, tant personnels, culturels, politiques, que climatiques, qui ont marqué son séjour de trois mois à la Fonderie Darling
On Thursday, Catalan resident Ana Garcia-Pineda will present a performance entitled "Red Snow, White Fire". In her studio transformed into a site-specitic installation, the artist will react to the numerous disruptions that have shaped her three-month stay at the Darling Foundry, on levels that are altogether personal, cultural, political as well as climate-related