RESIDENT TECHNICIAN’S NOTES
In 2007 the Dwelling for Intervals hit the road as a para-site hosted by ex-residents and galleries in Europe, Canada and Japan. As a way to further explore and physically push concepts about geography, culture, citizenship, and collaboration vs. technical assistance, I created a roving version of the International Residency and forest. First I invited all previous residents to email me an image of a tree from their current environment, then I took these trees out of their contexts and put each on a white background and printed and sewed a flag. This forest of flags would be used to temporarily stake claim to land at each site that Knock on Woods would travel. Next I made a tent, using a photographic image of the cabin in This Neck of the Woods, to be erected each time in my protective forest of tree-flags. Then the Dwelling for Intervals went on the road offering itself up for residencies to local and international artists, continuing the tradition of the previous two incarnations while creating a very new situation for artists and 'the resident technician' to respond to. With each installation the Knock on Woods para-site would be subject to the wiles of a different host in a different geography with a different political atmosphere.
SITES (in chronological order)
TENT Centre Beldende Kunst Rotterdam, The Netherlands
May 25 - July 1, 2007
Installed Chez Cath,
October 22-27, 2007
Mercer Union & CIL films
Installed curbside on Gore Vale,
Toronto, ON, CANADA
August 18-19, 2008
Installed in crevice behind articule,
Mile End, Montreal, CANADA September 4-5, 2008
Installed on studio balcony
Kofu City, Yamanashi,Japan
LIST OF RESIDENT ARTISTS (in chronological order)
Roland Scheffers, Valerie Zwart, Hieke Pars and Wouter Bos, KnowlesEddyKnowles, Adrienne Connelly, Izumi Sakamoto, Yoko Hinuma, Adriana Sa, John Klima, Bo, Peter Bastiaan, Nuno Tores and Nuno Ribeira, Loretta Lowman, Annette Witteman, Brenda Petays, Tina Farmilo, Laurie Ljubojevic, Waine Rysak, Gregory Ball, Gabrielle Hanlon, Craig Willms, Helen Marzolf, Danielle Hogan, Julie Saragosa, Debbie Westergaard-Tuepah and collaborators, Stephen Collis, Frederich C. Brummer, Michael Markowsky, Joey Dubuc, Vanessa Brown and Judah Stephens, Ilze Bebris, Gaile Addison, Michelle Day, Michelle Allard, Janine Miedzik, Julia Baird, Meichen Waxer, Su-Ying Lee and Helen Yung, Scott Everingham, Milka Stupar, Katherine Harvey, Pierre-Luc Brouillette and Francois Raymond, Audiotopie, Noizefer CWU, Caroline Boileau, Christine Brault, Donna Akrey, Adrienne Spier, Matthew Sean Forbes, Liane Keightley, Taien Ng-Chan and Amy Chan, Sarah Julig, Leisure Projects, Lisa Figge, Bruce Kauffman, Anna Elmberg Wright, Rebecca Soudant, Stephan Kurr, Tobias Tinker, Swintak, Mitzi Pederson, Donald Miller, Niki Singleton, Emiko Suzuki, Tetsuo, Noriko Horiguchi.
Follow the links below to see details about the sites and residencies.