The Site Residency
Imagined as a residency that would result in no material production, the Site Residency (TSR) was conceptually grounded in theories and practices of withdrawal and in the critical questioning of creation, materiality, and objectified artistic output, paying tribute to the artistic strategies from the 1960s and ’70s—an escape from rigid institutional structures and gallery/studio-based production.
Introduced by Lívia Páldi and with a contribution by the residency’s conceptualizer, Sebastian Cichocki, this publication presents various visual and textual materials of the residency’s three participating artists, Annika Eriksson, Susanne Kriemann, and Agnieszka Polska, including the “results” of their invited ghostwriters who translated the experience of the artists and curators into literary fiction. TSR was an opportunity for various artistic and curatorial processes, fantasies, and trajectories to intersect in unique and significant ways. The design of the book, by Krzysztof Pyda, allows for the thought fragments, notes, stories, and poetic observations of the participants to intertwine, bringing the reader into the free-floating conversation that has been basis of the residency.
Maria Barnas, Sebastian Cichocki, Annika Eriksson, Susanne Kriemann, Lívia Páldi, Agnieszka Polska, Justyna Wąsik
May 2017, English 11.7 x 16 cm, 160 pages, 23 b/w and 28 color ill., softcover ISBN 978-3-95679-317-2