Tuesday, February 2, 2010

___tttt h tttt___

Looking at the names of cities on artist residency websites and applications feels sort of like looking at the text on other peoples photographs. The text starts turning into a landscape, the lowercase h's into small homes with chimneys with little o swimming pools in back of them, the t's into the trees around your someday-house and the x's into the street intersections you'll cross when walking into your someday-neighborhood. I'm applying to residencies this week and am imagining myself in all of these places:

Elsewhere (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont)
Djerassi (Woodside, California)
McColl (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Skowhegan (Skohegan, Maine)
Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York)
Bemis (Omaha, Nebraska)
Roswell (Roswell, New Mexico)
Core (Houston, Texas)

This dapper lady is standing in a place called Shorebind, Princeton. It is July 20th, 1975.


オテモヤン said...
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CassieMarie said...

I would love love love to go to elsewhere as well. :)
We just had some visiting artists (guerra de la paz) here and they had been there a year or so ago. I just love the idea of rummaging through other people's things. :)