This is my last blog during ARiM, which I started three months ago. I started this residency with the intention to set up my art practice again within the conditions of today. During this residency I noticed that I didn’t feel the need to make work anymore. First I was a bit worried about that, but I realized that this is not so strange because of the life phase I’m in. I have too little time and I don’t have the concentration to go into a visual- and making process. When we are going to travel around the world in 2021 I’m sure this process will flow again.
The further I came in this residency the less time I got. Therefore blogging became the place in which the process occurred. I like that actually and it works for me to keep a process going, whether it’s visual or not.
My ARiM period is finished now but I decided to keep blogging at Witte Rook. I want to explore the possibilities within this medium and develop myself in blogging. I think this medium is also appropriate in the future to do reports from The Atlas about the life onboard, the nomadic way of living and about the projects with artists and scientists in which we will be involved.
For now, I take a summer break. I’ll be back with a fresh new blog on September 1st. From there I’ll blog once a month.
Photo: ‘Kijken naar een veranderend landschap’ (Looking at a changing landscape), Laura Schippers, Landkunst aan de Zuiderwaterlinie, BKKC, Staatsbosbeheer & Erfgoed Brabant, ‘s Hertogenbosch, 2017
This photo is made by Max de Vries.