SFPC: Day 66 - Eyebeam and Taeyoon's Studio
Eyebeam internship in the morning. Class is taking a field trip here around mid-day. After that, we’re heading to Taeyoon’s studio for a workshop on how to apply for artist residencies.
Red Hook bus in the mornin’
On the subway
I got to Eyebeam a little bit after 10am to work on some videos. The class was due to arrive at 12:30p. It was all of the other interns last day at Eyebeam. Sad. I feel like I was just barely getting to know them all - Mischa, Michael, Taehee, Paula.
SFPC peeps started arriving at noon. At around 12:15p a few of us bopped downstairs to grab a quick lunch. When we came back up, the class went on a tour of Eyebeam and I stayed working in the computer lab.
Artist Residency Workshop
After the tour, Taeyoon gave a fantastic workshop entitled, “How to Apply for Artist Residencies”.
My Notes from the Workshop
These may not make sense, but I’m including them anyway. In retrospect, I wish I’d recorded Taeyoon’s talk but his github repo “Tools for Artists” is a more than adequate document of this workshop.
* SFPC as a “training wheels residency”(my words) - SFPC puts less pressure on production. most residencies focus on producing as much work as possible. * how do you “make a living” vs “making good work” - make a living first. mostly so you can stay healthy and happy and productive. - diversify your sources of income. - For instance, Taeyoon does curatorial advisement for corporations. - it’s very smart to work for other artists. - you’re never going to have enough time or money. - think of it as a CREATIVE CONSTRAINT - there are websites that talk about HOW ARTISTS MAKE A LIVING - RESEARCH - to apply for residencies, you need (3) solo projects to apply. * Residency/Fellowship/Commission * it’s okay to do residencies that you pay for - sometimes they’re worth it * Residencies to apply for: * HarvestWorks * Autodesk Pier 9 * Museum of Art and Design - Educational residency * Skowhegan - “post-graduate school” * very transitional residency - apply here * Academia Schloss Solitude is another really good one * Rijksacademie valbeeldende * DAAD * Taeyoon’s metric: “I apply to 2-3 residencies a month and get accepted to 2-3 per year.” * Find residencies at resartist, and residency unlimited * look at the application very closely * check out alumni of any residency you like * do research on artists you respect and apply to the residencies they applied to * Cory Arcangel * REAL PEOPLE read your application. take your time to fill it out.* ``` We each created an artist bio, artist statement, and project description for our work. Here's my artist bio:
Alex Wagner is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer focusing on documentation of educational experiences, and the archiving of those experiences. Mediums include blogging, field recording techniques, documentary filmmaking, and print media. ```
Afterwards, the class went for a tour of Taeyoon’s studio at Dark Matter, in downtown Brooklyn. I stayed behind and did Eyebeam work and hung out with Michael and Paula, departing Eyebeam interns and siblings-in-arms.
I saw this on the subway ride home
Later, I went to a really bad Bill Murray-themed art show on the LES.
Cheese danish from Ines. Changed my life. Bless all of the wonderful women of Ines Bakery. May they live long and fruitful lives.
Ramen! From the food court downstairs at Industry City. It was pretty good, even though it made us kind of late(5 minutes) to get back.