This work consists of a
series of polaroid images, a short text and a site-specific installation.
It was made at a 3-week residency at Cittadellarte in Italy. As
artists in residence, we were asked to work 'in-between' a number
of curated exhibitions and workshops. Faced with the situation of
having to make work without the tools or space I was used to, I
began to explore the role of art-making as a problem-solving strategy,
and became interested in improvisation as a basic, everyday creative
act. I borrowed a polaroid camera and began to document 'improvisations'.
The text 'Improvising the Dictionary' consists of a compilation
of other peoples' personal definitions of the word. The project
culminated in a window installation, a homage to one of the collected
improvisations, which I showed alongside the photos and the text.
to Michelangelo Pistoletto, Clementine Deliss, the staff at Cittadellarte,
and the other a.i.r