Crete is a fairly big island in the south east Mediterranean with mountains, lots of history, and much more. This summer I had the opportunity to visit the south east part of Crete. It was just a short trip, which I enjoyed very much. Although these places are so inspiring, this time I did not take many pictures. But it won’t be the last time that I went there. The rare beauty of Xerokampos, the Venetian Villa in Etia and a short stay in Makrigialos were on my list for this little trip.
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.
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.