On the 1st of October I will be heading to Yerevan, Armenia for two months to partake in an art residency program operated by Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory. This is an exciting opportunity especially after my experience in Athens previously I feel more than ready to make the most of my time there. It is a place that I have not experienced before but sits in an important part of the world. Its rich history and current economic state will provide many new thoughts and ways to reflective current thoughts and perceptions.
This year has seen me move quite a bit and most of that time I have been immersed in countries where I speak little of the language. This isolation in my nomadic practice really plays on my current thoughts of what home means to me. My projects tend to start from a personal response but then tend to be expanded to become works that others can reflect on and read in their own light. However I feel also whilst in Armenia I need to document the daily emotional attachment I have to what I deem as home, the never studio or practice nomadic..
I am also grateful for the funding that has been provided for this time I will spend in Armenia. The ECF Labs and their Step Beyond Bursary has made this time one which I can devoted solely to furthering my research and creating new works.