As part of the inaugural Transient Project, Arts Atlanta and the Serenbe Artist in Residence Program have invited me to join Canadian artist Asha Jimenez for a residency. I am honored to have been invited and thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with Asha.
Earlier this year I briefly collaborated with Asha, composing music for her forthcoming documentary The Weight Of Gold. Whereas much of my work uses the city as a backdrop for intimacy and community, Asha’s work is all about our connection with the earth. We’re already discussing how we might bring the natural together with the constructed and have some promising ideas.
Starting in April, we have an incredible opportunity to build something really special at Serenbe. We’ll be staying at what they call The Art Farm: Artists stay in live/work cottages designed by Rural Studio, the award-winning program of Auburn University’s School of Architecture.
We’ll be heading out to Atlanta in mid-April to begin preparations and research. At the beginning of May we’ll start building a new piece on-site that we hope connects our audience with the natural world and stimulates their senses. I can’t wait to show you what we build. We hope to launch the exhibition by the second week of June. If you’re in town, please come visit us.