Genesis Project, Philadelphia
Last update: Sept. 2009
Genesis Project, Philadelphia provides a space for individualized artistic inquiry, in addition to horizontal exchange of knowledge and cross-disciplinary collaboration, as defined by the resident artists.
Genesis Project received 36 applications from New York, Philadelphia, several other US cities, and 8 countries abroad. The 5 aritsts come from diverse backgrounds, bringing their skills and curiosity to form a unique, dynamic group. They will converge at Basekamp in Philadelphia from August 1st-28th, 2009. Please read on for more information about the artists, and the overview of the residency.
Interviews with each artist can be found on the Movement Research blog. Arturo Vidich and Aki Sasamoto interviewed each artist via Skype chat.
| Fergus Byrne Fergus Byrne works across several media – drawing, video, performance and writing. He is currently on the Artist’s Residency Programme at The Irish Museum of Modern Art until March 31st 2009. Recent work has involved an exploration of the physical movement in martial arts, freestyle wrestling and Contact Improvisation Dance. This enquiry is being conducted through practical investigation of the above arts. Parallel to this is the project ‘Souvenirs of The Overworld’ a work exploring memory. An intensive study of Greek Classics and their mythology supports this investigation. His work has been featured recently in shows at IMMA, The Sycamore Gallery, Broadstone XL and Birr Union Workhouse. Samples of two dimensional work may be seen on the studio website.
Carlos Eduardo Monroy Guerrero
For 2009 guidelines and application materials, Click Here.