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    Just for a Week, 2007

    Artist Residencies
    Independent

    I curated a series of short-term residencies involving emerging Bristol based artists.

    Each artist was given the opportunity to occupy The Basement Studio and participate in a collaborative process with the me as the curator in order to explore the different ways a piece of artwork could be displayed. Each week culminated in the studio being opened to the public to invite them to witness the process that the artist and I had gone though.

    Ruth Hopwood used the week as an opportunity to explore the installation possibilities with a series of existing video work. She was particularly concerned with being able to show existing works in relation to one another in order to identify new formal and conceptual connections.

    Kate Gordon used the week as an opportunity to experiment with sound against her existing projection work.

    Lucie Wilkins used the week to develop a new installation work.

    Tash used the week as an opportunity to investigate the conversation that her work might have within the context of the studio space. During the week she brought her working practice into the studio to create a new piece of work, which was influenced by the dialogue with, and the time spent in, the studio. Her week culminated in a closed dinner party for a selected group of local artists. www.natashamacvoy.com

    Rhys Coren used his residency time to conceive and develop a magazine. In addition, he also produced a new poem, which he recorded directly on the studio wall. www.rhyscoren.co.uk

    Dinner Party (working title), 2007, Tash. Photo: courtesy of the artist.
    Tea, 2007 and Window, 2007, Ruth Hopwood. Photo: courtesy of the artist.
    Experimentations by Lucie Wilkins. Photo: courtesy of the artist.
    Experimentations by Lucie Wilkins. Photo: courtesy of the artist.
    Experimentations by Kate Gordon. Photo: courtesy of the artist.