I’m super excited about my Wagon Station Encampment visit this October – an experience of a life time!
Andrea Zittel’s “Wagon Station Encampment” (2004–ongoing)—a series of sleeping pods arranged throughout her property in Joshua Tree, California. Twice a year, Zittel allows artists, hikers, and researchers to stay in the Encampment, which is adjacent to her home and studio. Designed to facilitate social engagement as well as personal exploration, the Encampment is a blend of communal and private spaces. “Everybody has their desert fantasy; my particular fantasy was probably living on an alien landscape,” says Zittel who describes the Encampment as reflecting a “sci-fi pioneer aesthetic.”
For more information on Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment click here.
It was so much fun being a D.I.V.A artist in residence at Electric Picnic 2016 – it was the first year they ever had an artist in residence. I was on site for a few weeks leading up to the festival, which was great as I got to see the festival come together from the beginning.
Mode of transport on site at Stradbally Hall
The D.I.V.A’s studio on site at Stradbally Hall
The amazing cherry picker with my work
There were four artists picked for the D.I.V.A artist residency…. Me, Anne McDonnell, Pamela Byrne and Helena Doyle. We were each making our own artworks but using the same common theme – Mental Health awareness. I chose to work with the colour white, and butterflies – The Greek name for a butterfly is Psyche, and the same word means the soul.
Tent Life – Electric Picnic
Me repealing the 8th at Electric Picnic
The big wheel at Electric Picnic
Fairground at Electric Picnic
I really enjoyed my #EP2016 experience, there is so much to see and do. The food stalls were especially amazing! I recommend a visit!