During my two-month residency at Salem Artworks in rural Upstate New York in 2018, my goal was to make as much use as possible of the facilities offered, learning about other mediums such as glass, cast aluminum and iron, wood and clay, and to experiment with installation.
My focus was on expanding playfully, not on producing a serious body of work. I was at a crossroad in my life reevaluating different paths taken in general as much as artistically. Therefore my “play” unfolded around core themes such as memory, the notion of waste and catharsis.
Entering a highly perceptive state, due to the sudden immersion in a cultural and natural landscape rather alien to the known, led to the pop up show “Traces” in the abandoned Salem Train Station, as an attempt to communicate a subjective impression of the area and the building itself.
Material Studies (examples)
glas, ceramics, iron, aluminum
burdock ("harvested" on site)
site specific installation
personal and handsliced fotographs, found objects, rubber tubes
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