Olle Jonsson and Luisa Carbonelli have been artists in residence here at 84 Fitzroy Street for the past two weeks. Olle and Luisa are not artists. Which is part of the reason why their time here has been so interesting. Tonight, Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. they’ll be talking about their visit and their residency at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Here’s how they describe their “art talk:”
Our residency project is about the curiosity awakened in us as visitors to the Island. We are strangers, and the Island is strange to us. We want to know what shapes daily life here, and what shaped it 150 years ago.
We document this exploration by taking photos and blogging about it on http://hellopei.wordpress.com.
Our talk is more about the process, how we sate our curiosity, and less about what facts we gather. We can not tell the story of the Island, we can only tell our own story.
Ah, but what you did not know is that you are all elements of my own project as an artist in residence, which involves in part translating your blog posts into cathode rays that I arrange to have projected onto a glass screen in Madison, Wisconsin.