Open Studios: CCA / CIAP artist residencies (Sabrina Chou, Riccardo Giacconi, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh)
1 October 2016
Sabrina Chou, Riccardo Giacconi, and Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh presented their work at an Open Studios event at CIAP (International Centre for Art and Landscape, Vassiviere, France) on October 1.
The artists were selected by CCA as part of our 2016 international residency programme through an open call, responding to Rem Koolhaas’s assertion that the ‘countryside is now the frontline of transformation … more volatile than the most accelerated city.’ Referring to the countryside as a ‘toxic mix of genetic experiment, science, industrial nostalgia, seasonal immigration, territorial buying sprees, massive subsidies, incidental inhabitation, tax incentives, investment, political turmoil’, Koolhaas contradicts the notion of the countryside as a space that is both inactive and immune from the forces of global capitalism and technocracy.
The residency was part-funded by CIAP, Arts Council Northern Ireland, and Treignac Projet, France.