Thanks a million to Bridget H Jackson. Also thank you very much to all previous residents: Michaela Nettell, Anthony Boswell, Susan Francis, Corinna Spencer and Karl England.
I found engaging with the application itself already very intriguing, just imagining a voyage with reside, allowing its playful concept, its endless possibilities to work on me! And now I am already right in it.
Yesterday I read in an interview with Andrea Arnold, the film maker, talking about working with 'actors' in her films. Does it apply when working with 'characters in paintings' as well as starting a residency?
"I try not to think. Thinking is the enemy. If you think, you judge, and you have to not judge your characters. You have to let them live, and if they do something that you find a bit difficult, then so be it. The best thing is if they take you on a journey. If you have to push them around and make them do things and you're thinking about it, for me that's the worst place - that's where you get stuck because you have so many choices."
(Sight and Sound, October 09, Volume 19, Issue 10, ESTATE OF MIND, p. 16-19)