A two-week residency in Weitenhagen, Nordvorpommern, Germany
For two weeks in August 2019, I could work, immersed between forests and cultivated land, in the rural village of Weitenhagen, in the north-east of Germany. The observation of the shades of green in the forest, the wall textures in house, the forms of the vegetables in the garden, the rapid weather changes lead to a series of formal research on paper with acrylic and cyanotype. These works were then associated with various found objects – both natural and manufactured, in the form of installations.
These objects whether they are decorative or used bear witness to a particular relationship between the inhabitants and their territory. The decorative object reveals the existence of an affective bound with some components of the environment, sometimes they even expose a lifestyle. On its part, waste hints at the consumption habits and the type of materialistic preoccupations of inhabitants on a specific living environment. The free and intuitive associations between the objects and the paper works, invite to a sensitive and amused reading.