07 August to 17 August 2018, Bare Oaks, East Gwillimbury, Ontario L0G 1V0, Canada
The aim of this 10-day residency is to create artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. For the duration of the residency, the artists creating works that explore questions such as: What is nudity? Does stripping away clothing rid us of class, gender, and personal expression?; Do the connections between our bodies and the land change when nude? Is nudity always sexual? What is the role of the nude in historical and contemporary art?. Is it possible to be civil in the nude?; Is there a natural state for human being? Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that explore these questions through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance art, dance, sound art, media art, etc.
I am one of the artist who take part in this residency, because the human body plays an important part in my work. Beside my collaboration project Unfolding-Unwrapped which I hope to conduct during the residency, at the same I focus on a individually project, I tried out already some short video and video performances sequences. At this stage everything is experimental, but to be selfcritical I am not very convienced and not very satisfied at this stage of the residence