Vacant Value


Folkestone, UK

MICRO-RESIDENCY 3: Erica Scourti and Sydney Hart

June 2011

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MICRO-RESIDENCY 3: Sydney Hart and Erica Scourti – Vacant Value/ Report

The week long joint micro-residency addresses Utopias of a ‘return to nature’ (inspired by anarcho-primitivist and Rousseauist discourses), culture as a tool of administration and development, idealised contexts for artistic development, the role of language in dividing existing spaces and imagining new ones, the tension between instructions and suggestions to apprehend a landscape, building by undoing, the compression and paring down of language (e.g. with ‘hash tags’ and ‘sticky language’) and the construction of an authentic experience.

Sydney Hart’s and Erica Scourti’s collaborative micro-residency at LOW&HIGH involves sharing the studio space for a week with each other and sharing their ideas with the audience. The public can get to know the artists and follow the development of their work by attending the residency’s initial and culminating presentations. The first explores places/landscapes/sites that have shaped Sydney’s and Erica’s identity as artists, while the latter focuses on the outcome of the artists’ stay in Folkestone.

MICRO-RESIDENCY 3: Sydney Hart and Erica Scourti – Vacant Value / Day 1, Event 1