Online-residency

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animation-03It is a strange feeling to get the login codes from someone’s instagram account and post messages as an online-artist-in-residence. Normally the artist in residence travels to a destination with a bag,  but I stayed at home. That is how it was with the SchetsupResidency. I posted my sketches twice a day and every now and again, my telephone would beep with a message for the curators Sid and Jim. But stranger than the feeling of being at home with a stranger’s account was that this online-residency actually felt like a residency. I was focusing on my art, posting twice a day, I put myself through extra challenges, and got out of the house to photograph industrial areas, I got direct feedback (likes) and I landed up with a body of work that will give me enough material to make some choices.

On the website gu.pe.hu I put my artworks together, so have a look at the results of my residency. You will find my collection of images in the form of a scrapbook bound together with lines and shapes and presented in a SVG format on a one-paged-website.

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A SketchUp Residency

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On Monday evening I started my SketchUp residency with two images that I uploaded onto the sketchupresidency Instagram.
The SketchUp Residency is a project created and curated by artists Sid and Jim. The participating artist (me) is asked to use 3D modelling software ‘SketchUp’ for the duration of their term of one month.

My research during the residency is going to be geared towards smoke being expelled into the air from vents or chimneys and sketching and buidling up 3D low polygon models. I’ll be posting my material right onto the https://www.instagram.com/sketchupresidency/ so make sure you keep up to date.

And just in case you are wondering…. is this an online residency operated from the comfort of my own living room? Yes and I also go around looking for smoke and vapours being expelled from vents.