is an online studio network that raises the question – WHAT IS A STUDIO?
The project considers the context of artistic production and exchange, and is dedicated as a mediating point where invited individuals previously unknown to each other are paired up and requested to intensively converse and exchange ideas, texts, images, and so on, for a period of two weeks. The content each pair generates is uploaded to this website.
Considering different aspects of what a studio is or could be, the two-week time frame can be seen as a residency that the artist commits to undertake in and from his/her own immediate location and environment, making it the point from which to bridge geographical and other gaps to exchange with his or her designated partner.
For the first phase of STUDIOLOG six artists are invited to pair up as follows:
Sharon Chin & Prisca Wüst 18 July – 1 August 2017
Parinot Kunakornwong & Corina Schaltegger 21 August – 3 September 2017
Jerome Ming & Marc Gerber 17 September – 30 September 2017
Based on the principal of dialogue and response to each other’s inputs (broadly referring to exquisite corpse), the idea of STUDIOLOG emerges out of Monday2Monday, an ongoing communication project set up by Lena Eriksson and Varsha Nair in 2011, with one of their aims being to open up and invite artists to exchange and reflect on what moves artists, how we think, what makes us work, what makes us connect, how we see things and, this, from an inside point of view.
This phase of STUDIOLOG runs through 2017 with a physical gathering planned in a conference featuring talks and workshops by the participants and invited speakers. This will be held at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in January 2018.
STUDIOLOG is a project initiated by:
Lena Eriksson, Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Vera Leisibach and Varsha Nair. It is hosted at the Master of Arts in Fine Arts Program at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, elaborated in collaboration with SRF SRG Sternstunde Kunst