I’ve been on residency here for 2 weeks now, and it’s fantastic to have the space and time to be able to experiment without a show deadline/commission or even assignment. Just to make things again but with a structured self guided pathway entered voluntarily without any particular goal in mind other than to explore ideas visually/physically.
The studio that I’m staying in is the largest that I’ve ever worked in. I find the scale intimidating.
That being said, I’m off to a good start. I identified 3 outdoor sites that I can experiment with. I’m in two minds as to whether I should do the module at Valand. In some ways it will push my process and I really want to experience an alternative pedagogical approach to PG arts education – to compare it to my previous experiences. But, I don’t want it to distract from my making either!
I’m waiting for two small sensors to turn up for a new work – it’s really simple from an electronic perspective but I’m hoping that it will allow a different way of experiencing a viewscape from a more than human perspective. There is still lots of repetitive construction of the actual viewing device so progress is slow and steady. I’m hoping to have it ready in the next month or so because I’ve put myself down for open studios.
I’m looking forward to the Christmas break from my day job which starts this Friday! It means that I will be able to venture out and explore a little but more importantly have lots of time to do the work!!!