June 2017 Visual artist and composer Hee-Seung Choi worked on the “public image” of Ida, based on the book of Gertrude Stein and the mountain massive Ida that is located in Crete, while music theater performer Lieneke Pisters continued her research on “Energy” at the ResidenceSEA in Heraklion, Crete.
Another project that took place at the ResidenceSEA in May 2017 and which truly widened my horizon. Transdisciplinary artist Kuo Ying Hsiu, from Taiwan, and a choreographer Yang Liu, from China continued their work on what possibilities dance, choreography and video offer as a tool to analyze local realities and social spheres.
Jørgen Teller from Denmark stayed at the ResidenceSEA in April 2017. Due to the location of the ResidenceSEA, there is the constant sound of the sea entered. This sound entered his dreams, which Jørgen translated into fantastic electronic music, which he performed at the end of his stay at the BlowUp Bar in Heraklion.
In March 2017, Brazilian poet Rafa Carvalho came to the ResidenceSEA in Heraklion. His project is focused on the sea, so we had lots to talk about. At the end of his stay he made an amazing and long performance. Rafa took all of us in the audience on a travel with an old sailor, on a travel of life, on a travel into the stories of the sea. It was a truly beautiful evening.
In February 2017, Łukasz Krupski came to the ResidenceSEA to research on the connection of Greek mythology and contemporary culture. He is a young and very talented sculptor from Warsaw, Poland. After his interactive performance, Spin the Wheel, a nonprofit organization raising money for schools in Africa, presented their project and continued the evening with a great Funk beat party.
The presentation of Jörg Laue and Esther Ernst I enjoyed so much, and all the time we spent together remains such a wonderful memory. At another place I wrote all about their presentation. So, I keep it short here.
The ResidenceSEA is not only a place that inspires the artists that come to stay and work, but also it inspires me – every time I go there. It is so close the sea, to the water, and sometimes the waves touch the windows. Then there is this wonderful light all day long and the big space inside. Beyond all that I love what we are doing as a volunteer team at the ResidenceSEA. Now, this is the place where to leave some pictures that I have taken around our fantastic ResidenceSEA.
In August 2016 Rocamadour (Fleur Khani) and Berten Vermander came to the ResidenceSEA to work on music and to raise awareness through art about our often thoughtless pollution. Truly, Rocamadour’s music resonated in me, and I really enjoyed how she played with her own voice, lyrics and beats. Furthermore, Berten’s trash beach sand castle “Poseidon’s Pride” and all the arrangement of the different beach trash findings into an artistic landscape inside the ResidenceSEA was so fantastic. Imagine, we would all collect our trash, how much fantastic art we could make, and how easy we could keep especially the sea life safe and, more generally, our environment clean.
Another place that I would like to come back to, Ravvena, the city of mosaic art. The time was too short and therefore, I did not see everything I would have liked to see. But I had a wonderful time in Ravenna.