the quality of being nothing - a three week residency exploring the point at which something comes into being.
during this residency artists anna mawby and chie hosaka will work together for the first time. united by a shared interest in human vulnerabilities, passing moments and the ephemeral nature of our existence, they will each bring their own artistic style alongside an openness to respond to the environment in which they are residing. using an empty shop in derby as an artists’ studio, mawby and hosaka will react to the space. limited to a stack of paper as their only materials, the artists will begin to create intimate and thought provoking work shaped by interactions with the public. as the residency progresses the public will be able to witness the transformation of the space, observing the daily shift as the stack of paper depletes and the work begins to emerge.
This project is part of Synapse Festival and supported by Derby City Council, Art and Empty Shops Scheme.
today we met in derby to look at all the empty shops available for our project, we had to select our favourites so that the co-ordinator could negotiate with the landlords.
we selected the smaller shops, with not too much work needed in them - the old tregoning gallery is top of our list.
now we just have to wait and see...