A home may be a castle, but an artist’s studio is more akin to a tent: it is functional, it is often temporary, and it may even be cosy. For sure it’s a highly personal place that mimics its owner and bares traces of every work compiled and accomplished there. I am curious to portrait artists in their natural environments, hence, I visit their tents.
Visitmytent aims to capture the transformation of work and studio situations and to enable access to art outside of exhibition spaces. The project gives an insight into the creative process by portraying and interviewing artists at their place of artistic production; where ideas and works are created. The objective is to develop an ethnography of artistic work places and practices, specifically taking into account artistic ways of existence, often characterized by scarce resources and precarious social security. The selection grows organically – participating artists are asked to recommend artists they find inspiring – giving a platform for emerging as well as established artists in a diverse multifaceted art scene.
Moreover, the artists’ connections and locations are made graspable with the help of information visualization. The interactive visualization visitmyorbit shows the relationships between contemporary artists working in various fields, creating an inside view into the networks of selected artists presented on the website.
visitmytent is a long-term project by Stephanie Neumann. It was founded in 2017 by Stephanie Neumann and Holm Friebe in Berlin.
Visit My Tent – Hinter Der Weißen Leinwand. Goethe-Institut Kulturmagazin. 30.06.2020 [DE, EST]
»Visitez ma tente!« Porträts von Orten künstlerischen Schaffens. Das Filter. 31.10.2018 [DE]
Stephanie Neumann, +49 172 172 80 31, firstname.lastname@example.org