Here’s an article by Curt Derbyshire about the residency Latifa and I just finished…. from the Crowsnest Promoter. Click on the screenshot to read the article!
This is a partial video of the work we showed for the Open House in Blairmore, and at the Blueprint Gallery in Lethbridge. It is a house we constructed out of scrap lumber, covered with white cotton, and projected images onto. Latifa made the sound component, which emanates out from inside of the house.
Ephemeral Home documents our collaborative experience as artists-in-residence at the Gushul Studio, in the Crowsnest Pass, in September of 2011. It has been our home away from home, both increasingly familiar and surreal. As a collaborative experience living in close proximity with someone who was not so long ago a stranger, this installation documents our shared feelings and experiences as we relate to each other, and our new environment.
Thank you, Trap/Door, for the amazing opportunity!
Thank you especially to Mike, for orchestrating it all, and letting us stay at your house.
Also, thanks to Blueprint Gallery for hosting our show in Lethbridge!
A special thank you to Krisztina, Kristin, and everyone else we met in Blairmore!
And last, I’d like to say thank you to Latifa, for being so open and sharing, smart and entertaining, and a pleasure to be around. I think I’ve made a good friend.
It has come to our attention that there’s a bit of confusion about the date of our evening Open House…. the correct time and date is Thursday the 29th, of September, 7:30 t0 10PM, at the Gushul Studio in Blairmore.
At this Open House, we will be showing our final, completed work in the way it is intended to be seen.
We hope to see you there!
Our Open House yesterday went really well. We didn’t have a humungous turn out, but we didn’t expect one. We had a good visit with Mike, Riise, and Arianna from Lethbridge, and met a few of the locals here in Blairmore. It is a little too bad, however, that there was no workable way to show the “house” properly (in the dark) and have the Lethbridge contingent be able to come.
After the Open House, Latifa and I just hung out. We talked a lot, and played some video games, and generally did nothing serious. It felt to me like we’ve been so concerned about getting this thing ready that now that the Open House was done, I felt free to do whatever I wanted. It was nice.
Latifa says doing nothing last night motivated her to work today. She’s been working on finishing her drawing. I’ve been working on applications, and writing letters. We are going to go see Tree of Life in Pincher Creek tonight.
We have a few things left on our list to do before we go to Lethbridge this weekend to show our residency work for Alberta Arts Days. Stay tuned for details on that.
Any suggestions on things we should absolutely make sure we do while we’re here?