During the colder weeks of the winter, our Artists in Residence moved their studios from the Mill to the House on the Hill. Even though the grand space of the Mill has been in play in developing the artist's works, the House on the Hill added another dimension of scale and complexity.
Over the course of 2 months, 40 RISD students worked closely with David Gersten and Michael Harrison. The works emerged in to ‘Galapagos In C’: an interactive, multimedia performance combining architecture, performance, and music.
Cassiopeia was an exhibition of works created at the Arts Letters and Numbers residency program on October 24th 2015. It came together as a constellation of ideas expressed in poetry, photography, sculpture, painting, music and comedy all set within the magnificent mill space.
A joint exhibition between Guatemalan/US artist and architect Aida Miron, and Bosnian/Norwegian artist Adi Dukic.
The book has a capacity to reach across disciplines as no discipline can renounce the book which is what makes it such a universal object/subject.
The Summer Exhibition with works from Resident Artists took place on Aug 29th, 2015 and was our biggest joined exhibition so far.
Inspired by the Galapagos Archipelago and the knowledge transformations that emerged from Darwin’s five-week experience within their dense bio-diversity, the Galapagos workshop invoked the first principle of the theory of evolution. When individual agents are brought into proximity, they interact, building new linkages. Under the right circumstances, these symbioses create transformations, catalyzing new forms. The proximity and interactions within diverse agents is fundamental to the emergence of new logos, new species, new modes of being, the events of variety and variation; knowledge evolves, comprehension evolves, new forms emerge. Recognizing these diverse forms of agency as a diversity of ‘ways of knowing,' we begin to understand a living system of knowledge permutations—thereby, a 'general assembly of education.'
The 2015 summer’s workshop was arranged as a five-week intensive program. Inspired by the Galapagos Archipelago and the knowledge transformations that emerged from Darwin’s five-week experience within their dense bio-diversity, the Galapagos workshop invoked the first principle of the theory of evolution. The structure and nature of the questions offer different ways in which the experience can be meaningful for each individual and where the contribution of one’s own work supports the larger body of work.
NOW: is a pre-enactment of Galapagos Now: and the first action in the Galapagos Project. Simultaneous live events were enacted between the Mill, and Galerie Subsuelo in Berlin. During a five day span, both locations hosted a series of 'Now:s', actions within the duality that collapsed time and space.
Artist in Residency Exhibition: El Molino by TOTEM
Francisco Perez is a Chilean contemporary painter, based in Berlin and known in the art-scene as TOTEM. During his residency he has been working on large scale drawings and installations in our Mill. Not only has he created a great amount of amazing works, he has also been collaborating with the local artists and the community thoughout the process. This exhibition was the celebration of his time in Residence at Arts Letters and Numbers.
In March 2015 a group of 25 people from all over the world, and representing a wide spectrum of disciplines, convened upon a snow-covered House on the Hill to take part in “Oppenheimer’s Table” - a workshop examining and expanding upon the nature of 132 doodles generated from the secret joint committee meetings held in 1947 and chaired by Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer.