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Action 11: Acknowledgement | eDuard Helmbold

  • Arts Letters & Numbers | The House on the Hill 1543 Burden Lake Road Averill Park, NY, 12018 United States (map)

eDuard Helmbold warmly invites you into his studio at Arts Letters and Numbers – House on the Hill, where he has spent the last three weeks as artist in residence. On Friday April 6th at 6pm, eDuard will open his studio as part of his final installation/sculpture/performance of this residency:

 

“For the duration of the residency I set the task of [mis]reading 15 chapters of the Michael Craig Martin’s text: On Being an Artist (Art Books Publishing, 2015). These mis-readings involved searching for insights and reflections on art history and practice relating to the past and present. Each day’s reading resulted in a conceptual practice that directed my Actions for the day. Sometimes these actions came as a result of direct quotes, other times it was through decontextualizing and twisting words by placing nonsensical notions together, and using the Studio to bridge the gaps. These Actions took the form of drawing, sculpture, performance and experimentation.

 

The 11 Actions (or parts thereof) that are presented are therefore both works in/of progress and works in/of process:

Process that allowed for a practice to emerge

Process that affirmed this practice

Process that questioned this practice

Process that opened new avenues

Process that created space to be an artist

 

Action 11 the final action of this residency is Acknowledgement: As the community that creates space around the space for Arts Letters and Numbers to thrive you are invited into your/OUR space. I invite you, not to a mere “show and tell”, but to participate in the last Action of my residency; an Action that materializes the people who, through creating space, now being IN the space – influenced my practice irreversibly.”