Episode 1:

Don't Move
Working Towards a Residential Residency

17 Mar 2018, 3PM
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

A discussion showcasing Christopher Roth’s proposal to devise an artist residency that encourages artists not to travel, but to stay put. The intellectual foundations of today’s residencies are no more mythified than 19th Century travels to Rome, aiming to soak up the genius loci of classical antiquity. Their economic logic, meanwhile, feeds into a pattern of Airbnb, urban marketing postfordist exhaustion. Proposals such as Roth’s are initial steps – symbolic as well as pragmatic in nature – towards alternative support systems of a sustainable future.

Language: German