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The Site Residency
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  The Site Residency
Edited by Lívia Páldi.
Contributions by Maria Barnas, Sebastian Cichocki, Annika Eriksson, Susanne Kriemann, Lívia Páldi, Agnieszka Polska, Justyna Wąsik.

Published with BAC–Baltic Art Center.
published in September 2017
English edition
11,7 x 16 cm (softcover)
160 pages (28 color ill. & 23 b/w ill.)
€16.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-317-2
EAN: 9783956793172
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Grounded in theories and practices of withdrawal and in the critical questioning of creation, materiality, and objectified artistic output, The Site Residency program at the Baltic Art Center was imagined as a residency that would result in no material production. This publication presents the outcomes of the program's three participating artists—Annika Eriksson, Susanne Kriemann, Agnieszka Polska—, including the results of their invited ghostwriters.
Imagined as a residency that would result in no material production, the Site Residency (TSR) was conceptually grounded in theories and practices of withdrawal and in the critical questioning of creation, materiality, and objectified artistic output, paying tribute to the artistic strategies from the 1960s and '70s—an escape from rigid institutional structures and gallery/studio-based production. Introduced by Lívia Páldi and with a contribution by the residency's conceptualizer, Sebastian Cichocki, this publication presents various visual and textual materials of the residency's three participating artists, Annika Eriksson, Susanne Kriemann, and Agnieszka Polska, including the “results” of their invited ghostwriters who translated the experience of the artists and curators into literary fiction. TSR was an opportunity for various artistic and curatorial processes, fantasies, and trajectories to intersect in unique and significant ways. The design of the book, by Krzysztof Pyda, allows for the thought fragments, notes, stories, and poetic observations of the participants to intertwine, bringing the reader into the free-floating conversation that has been basis of the residency.