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TAIR is a mobile artist in residence. In exchange of a stay, TAIR asks you to donate a book, a film or a workshop. The length of your stay can be negotiated. Send your suggestion for a book, film or workshop you would like to give and the possible dates you would like to stay at the T.A.I.R.
TAIR prefers postcards to e-mail.
TAIR strives for going mobile with artists as soon as possible but for now TAIR stays on location. TAIR is open for suggestions. And crazy plans are welcome!
The TAIR is inspired by the landscape, the location and the local inhabitants. The quality of food, ecology, practical knowledge of the landscape, community spirit and the supply of energy are recurring themes within the projects.
The TAIR offers artists the opportunity to dig themselves into the landscape. It is not the express intention of the TAIR to leave behind some kind of physical art object, but rather to organize short-term art projects that might promote social cohesion for the duration of the project and possibly after.
The TAIR specializes in site-specific art.
The T.A.I.R. is a left over from the theatre production ‘Once upon a time in het veen’. A project that was an undertaking in which a small locomotive with carriages was transported with the help of only 100 meters of rail and a lot of people. The storyline of the play and the transport by train was based on the story in “ Once Upon a Time in the West” but situated in the peat colony in the northeastern part of the Netherlands. The story and the exploitation of this peat colony are comparable and are all about colonizing, using and abusing.
Henry Alles: "The project was about a small industrial train being transport over a 100 metres of railway. In which the volunteers had to pick up rail behind the train and put it back in front of the train and this way travelling over a distance op 100 kilometres. By doing this re-enacted the colonizing of the area. Finding volunteers was the main task and also the main way to get into contact with people living in the area. We halted in 10 different locations where we started a railway station. And during the weekends we performed the play, sold out to the very last seat in every show. ‘Once upon a time in het veen’ was a remarkable production with a lot of local, regional and national attention and a great catalyst for stories. Making a railway was a big effort. And after two and a half months only the website remained and a wooden carriage. Now we don’t lay rail. We drive on tarmac. The wheels of the wooden carriage got replaced with a horse trailer and can now be connected to any automobile. On it’s way to new adventures. We gave it a new name: the T.A.I.R, tiny artist in residence, a beautiful tiny home for artists and others."
The end result of the artists stay in the TAIR can take the form of a debate, a scientific essay, a record of conversations with passers-by, a film, soundscape, photo’s and/or a narrative of things that have happened. The artist’s stay is meant to contribute to the artist‘s and the TAIR’s creative development. Their stay should be meaningful for the local community.
A wooden trainwagon, 300 by 170 cm, on a former horsetrailer. Small but suitable for all kind of work. One bed, gasstove, books, cooking facilities and a beautiful landscape. It must be stressed that the TAIR is not only a workshop but also place of residence. You will be living in the TAIR and be responsible for the accommodation and its surroundings. Your location is next to a visitorscentre and a historical farm.
You are staying on private land of the farm.
There is no permanent adress. TAiR is a mobile AIR
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