The Social supports a residency where artists live in a self-contained caravan on a vacant site for a week. The residency is focused on finding a person who is skilled with open dialogue, critical thinking, resourceful, resilient, flexible, and engages in a practice that is under-represented in the local visual arts. This artist may be a performer, photographer, installationist or any number of classifications. Most importantly they will be from outside Christchurch, perhaps even from outside New Zealand. The street becomes the studio setting for their work.
- Gaby Montejo, The Social
French artist Cloe Beauregard created small objects through little manipulations of rubble.
Alex Lovell-Smith visited from Dunedin to shoot portraits of people in vacant sites for the Tindr app.
Dave Marshall positioned himself at the Christchurch Airport as a tour guide for the transitional city. The results were two attempts and a lovely little zine.
The Social, Christchurch City Council
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