The Winter Artist Exchange is a three-week open residency which will happen at Ponderosa, from 24. February to 13. March, 2020 for artists, researchers, curators, dancers, and writers.
This time of the Winter Artist Exchange is offered as an opportunity for artistic work and research, in a collaborative environment, together with other participants.
The residency will include open practices of shared research and working with embodiment and healing techniques, led by Yoav Admoni, Caitlin Fisher, Stephanie Maher and Mariana Vieira. We will be interviewing and researching Daniel F. Fishers lifelong-work called Emotional CPR, bringing Ponderosa artists up to date with this healing training and practice. Knowing we are confronting trauma and daily conflicts – what are our skills?
We also like to welcome out weekly visitor, our yearlong Artist-in-Residence Asaf Aharonson with his project Delight.
Winter Artist Exchange — navigate, hibernate, collaborate
Residencies at Ponderosa provide everything that is needed for deep and concentrated work, while also allowing for a collective experience, shared social spaces, and collective discussion and exchange with like-minded artists and investigators. The Winter Artist Exchange follows in this path of creating space for the imagination and investigation of possibilities. For being guardians of social equilibrium embracing the poetics of process.
Ideally, participants in the Winter Artist Exchange will have their own artistic project or other active curiosity on which they intend to work during the time of the residency. The work that participants will undertake will be self-directed and self-managed.
There may be some practices and collaborative proposals that can be open to everyone during the residency. Evenings might include sparkling hot topics and artistic investigations around the dinner table and cocktail bar.
Costs. The cost to attend the entire time of the Winter Artist Exchange is 490 €. This includes:
Studio time. Studio time will be scheduled each week by the visiting residents. Since studios are shared by all artists-in-residence, collective effort is required to make sure everyone gets what they need.
Living together. A collective effort is required to organize daily living tasks and to keep working and living environments clean, comfortable, and inviting. Ponderosa is a space built around collaboration, flexibility, community, and shared efforts among all who are here — if you or your group can also be flexible and collaborative, then that is how the place works best.
Funding. Applicants who may need to apply for funding can rely on Ponderosa to supply letters of intent, information about residencies, and any other details that many be relevant to funding authorities. Applicants may find the Ponderosa funding page helpful in this regard.
Available studios and spaces. Ponderosa has two available heatable studios, along with myriad outdoor spaces for exploration and transformation.
Our (heatable) studios are:
We welcome for our Winter Artist Exchange 2020 following participants:
During the first Autumn Artist Exchange, in October 2018, we conducted interviews with some of the participants in that year’s residency time, and gave some outlines of their work. This was summarised in our post about the Autumn Artist Exchange 2018 on the Ponderosa blog. It gives a good overview and sense of what the residency time here was like — take a look.