2014, 09:

Artist in residence

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
The series produced during a month-long artistic residence in Riga ponders on the subjective mechanisms of the formation of a psychological bond with one's own surroundings through recurrent encounters, planned or unplanned, while exploring the very concept of the artistic residence as an inherent part of contemporary art routines. The act of cognition commences from artist's nearest surroundings and results in approx. 90 photographs with almost every item found in the residency space. The work goes on to explore the space outside the confines of the residency to delineate the area of 1 square kilometre around the residency perceived as close / comfortable surroundings, which is done in a series of field trips and through causal photographing. The latter step completed, the work proceeds to focus on Riga's centre, the area within a walk's reach. While continuing with the expansion of the space apprehended as familiar, the project branches off to venture into smaller expeditions, such as sampling grass from assorted lawns in central Riga, or documenting the results of a trip to Bolderaia neighbourhood of Riga. Several series of photographs are made documenting recurrent actions such as shopping, disposing of waste, preparing food, as a means to explore the temporal aspect of becoming familiar with a place. Where applicable photographs are accompanied with textual descriptions (e.g.: a reference to date taken, location, etc.). The installation is supplemented with a video, an artist's statement, three pieces of poetry and miscellaneous factual data.

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