I was recently selected for a residency in Denmark running between mit November and part of December.It is at the very top of the mainland in a town called Skagen where two sea meet. Skagen It is famous for a group of Danish painters that in the late 19th century created paintings capturing the very special light.
As my working methods are very much based on research, much of my residency was used for this purpose and it is first now I have returned to London that I have had time to start editing my other result from the Jeckels Foundation Residency.
It is a short video picture which initially was supposed to be based on a artist party from a well known painting from the area but in a winter setting with local artists from the area but ended up being called The Crisis Meeting and being inspired by the difficulties I found in trying to collaborate with the other artists and the curators at the local art museum in the area as well as a heafty dose of the Credit Crunch and its effects on artists in the comming year. Hence I ended up posing for all the parts.
So my piece is quite start in its outlook and hence the HD video is in greys.
It was also inspired by a book of local photographs taken at and around the historic Jeckels Hotel in the late 19th and early 20 th century, which was where I stayed in a hotel flat with an adjacent studio.
I created a performance video which at the moment have the working title of MOLTERN STATES.
It is inspired by the the meeting seas and the fustration I have felt when the people you were relying on lets you down, but then I am sure this happens for most artists in residencies.
At the moment I am am working on a performance video with a working title of MOLTEN STATES.
It is inspired by the seas but also a certain amount of fustration I have felt in regards to people that promished to assist me in another project I was creating and then didn't but I am sure other artist have the same experiences often.
. There is unfortunately no artist colony there today just a museum to commemorate them and some of the dwellings they inhabited have been made into museums.During my residency I will be creating a video pictures and new body of sculptural work