Encounters is a 4-day residential hub led by Helena Hunter that brings together artists working with environments, organisms and geologies as part of their creative practice. The project forms part of DIY15,  a scheme run by Live Art Development Agency that supports training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists.

The residency will take place from 12-17 Aug 2018 at ArtHouse Jersey, situated in Chateau Vermont within close proximity to a variety of woodland, wildlife, nature reserves and coastal areas including geological features such as a watery ‘moonscape’. These unique locations will provide a testing ground for creative experiments and interactions aimed at activating dynamic fields of relation with ecosystems, environments and organisms.

The program will consist of practical on-site activities across Jersey, including collaborative listening and experimental writing exercises, performative interventions and sculptural assemblage. The co-constructive and generative nature of the residency focuses on knowledge sharing, testing and exchanging methods in a critical peer group environment.

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