Artist In Residence (AIR)

With changing patterns of living and working, the artist’s studio – once a respite spatially separated from the domestic realm – is increasingly subjected to domestic demands. The activities of daily life not only clutter the space with an ambiguous sense of spatial occupation, but often cause legal tensions.  The addition of cooking, cleaning, and sleeping areas to studio environments runs counter to expressly allowed building occupancy.

This occupied wall, composed of custom-milled sliding vertical files, is excavated to provide spaces within the wall for clandestine occupation. The artist is thus disguised by her work, camouflaging the inserted domestic space from building owner and maintenance crew that intrude after hours.
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