occursus is pleased to announce that Maud Haya-Baviera, who was our second artist in residence at Site Gallery, will be speaking at an event at Site Gallery on December 7th. She will also be screening one of the new works she made during the residency.
More information will follow here soon. In the meantime, please note the date in your diaries!
Nearly two weeks into the residency and I am still following my scheduled plan.
The residency is short, four weeks, and the time scale doesn’t allow much daydreaming. I felt, before starting, that if I wanted to gain anything from this experience it would need to be prepared and planned ahead. I wanted to ensure I would keep focussed and busy.
I decided I would use the residency to shoot one video, to start editing this video and to get enough footage to begin an additional work. Everything was written before I started working at Site Gallery and therefore my ambition was to use the residency as a privileged time for the realisation of new work. I wanted my research to be shaped by the acquisition of new technical skills while benefiting from the knowledge Site encompasses as a leading Gallery for new media.
So far this ambitious plan has worked out well.
On Saturday the 17th of September, after Site Gallery helped me gain access to a green screen studio, I shot the first video. I am now in the process of editing this work, which is revealing a complex but enriching process. I am also preparing the next shoot and arranging appropriate locations while having a constant dialogue with the actresses who will feature in the video.
I feel a little stressed but mainly excited and joyful to be working at a furious pace.
Maud Haya-Baviera, 2011
I’m very pleased to undertake this four-week occursus residency at Site Gallery. This exciting opportunity will allow me to focus exclusively and intensely on the realisation of a new video project.
The first time I worked with Site Gallery was in 2005 when I was commissioned to create a new work for the exhibition Immediate 3. One year later I worked for the first time with Amanda Crawley Jackson, when she invited me to take part in the exhibition Channel, which she was curating. It is a great pleasure for me that my work will once again be associated with the highly reputable Site Gallery and with Amanda’s ability to move mountains coupled with her enthusiasm for thriving intellectual exchanges.
At this point I wish to keep the details of the work I will create secret. I am only willing to reveal that it will be my most ambitious work to date and that I will use Site Gallery’s technical resources to support myself in this aspiration. I also want this new work to remain sufficiently simple in order to incite an immediate and strong appeal along with an eerie curiosity.
Maud Haya-Baviera, 2011