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Guest studio Louwrien Wijers
Jan./Feb. 2017

"Intuition tells us that creativity will become a key word in the near future. The initiative 'Art meets Science and Spirituality in a changing Economy' follows in the tradition of artist such as John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Robert Filliou and the many others who have devoted themselves to integrate creativity directly socially and economically instead of through works of art." Louwrien Wijers.

Art Meets Science & Spirituality in a Changing Economy 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5

Being selected by the Mondriaan Fund for a residency period at Louwrien Wijers her guest studio made me a privileged person. It offered me the possibility to learn from her unique experiences (Fluxus) and archive. During my stay in Ferwert I focused on my textual storytelling strategies. Written language plays an increasing role of importance when it comes to the realization of coproduction's in the public domain.

During my stay I improved the conceptual 'containers' that I often use: #strangemessenger and #theorganisation, perfecting them both in content and technique. The signifiers of our time are increasingly encapsulated and therefore it is necessary to develop new policies for image making. The 'mental sculpture' offers great potential here.

Also during this recidency I shared the gathered knowledge and expertise in possible 'arrangements' and 'assemblies' for example in a #focus meeting and I tried to install the outcome in a proactive audience during '5 - 4=1'.

My stay in Ferwert was possible by the generous support of Louwrien Wijers and Mondriaan Fund and followed the concept of #theorganisation.

Mondriaan Fund

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Best regards, Edwin Stolk.