Blank Space, Fellowships
[Blank Space] 1
During October 2017, Fundación´ace‘s Políglota Room contains the void to foster reflection, the exchange of ideas and discussion amongst local artists.
Some testimonies about the experience:
The residency was essential to have a daily place destined to delve and explore into my artistic work. ´ace was the place where I could submerge myself in the challenge that I had set for myself, an island of concentration, deepening and takeoff in the middle of the day. Together with the feeling I got inside this special oasis, it was very nurturing for me to be able to work in collaboration. To work together with other artists, to exchange opinions, materials, to bring something into someone else’s work and to let someone else bring something into mine, to witness the development of another artist’s work, see it grow, the come-and-goes. To create bonds and combine the pieces of our works so that together they form new dialogues and possibly futures projects, the exchange of knowledge, of information about possible scholarships and residencies, experiences… it al got amplified by working in a group.
In my first attempt to turn the small drawings into bigger ones the result wasn’t what I expected, until I searched and found a way that I felt more resolved. It was a whole month of huge dedication to arrive at a result that I’m very happy with and that triggered two large projects for the near future.
My experience as part of the [Blank Space] residency, in its initial edition, has been very satisfactory. Amongst the motivations that took me to this space was to interact with other artists in a project of daily coexistence, where we could discuss our visions, processes and ideas; on the other hand, to come closer to a place where I could nurture myself from appreciations and a follow-up of my projects by a qualified team, which was all very fruitful. Each of the five participants, I dare to think, has taken each other’s views as part of our experiences, and that, in the visual arts field, is always enriching for the artist and the artwork. I believe that, after four weeks, [Blank Space] started to fill with ideas, projects, new energies for creation and, above all, a bond between the organizers and participants that aspires to last. It’s worth mentioning, in the scope of the final open studio, the exhibition of results that –even though they were not definitive, as this was not a production residency– accounted for advances and progresses in our processes.
FELLOWSHIP FROM FUNDACIÓN´ACE