My studio at this residency in Camac, Marnay-sur-Seine has been packed up and I have gone (nearly). I hear there’s two writers, a dancer and a visual artists who have moved in. I think they too will be stamped. I certainly have been. I am sure to carry with me many experiences like the rush of the launch of the pigeons from the tower above, the bells chiming on the hour and half, the slow whoop of the swans as they fly by my window, the amazing food and good wine too, the earie closeness of the nuclear power plant, the what must be 400 year old oaks up the hill, the spiral stairs up three floor climbed daily, the shooters presence, the marks left from centuries gone, the immenseness of my studio and amazing side tower, the journeying with the wonderful group of artists from all corners of the globe and the locals too, who so warmly welcomed us to the fold, but most of all I think thanks to this time, this place and these people, I will take with me the sense that I really have been in the present.
And very much in the present is the work of Sandra Lapage and Carlos Pileggi They held us all close with warmth and laughter and such delicious food cooked. Check out their work and their collaborations too. Last year when last here they shared the studio I was in they created a labyrinth of beauty and awe with delicacy and punch too. You can spy just a little of their work here … http://eclusecamac.tumblr.com/ http://cargocollective.com/pulga http://cargocollective.com/sandralapage
This project was assisted by a grant from Create NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). This project was assisted by a subvention through the CAMAC – Ténot Fondation.