(The Chemical Pleasure-Garden)
a residency project
Borrowed from an illustrated anthology about alchemy and poems by Daniel Stolcius de Stolzenberg in 1624, the title of this project Viridarium Chymicum (The Chemical Pleasure-Garden), pays homage to the issue of labor, pleasure and alchemy in a specific context of withdrawal.
Launched in San Sebastiano da Po in Italy (Piedmont) in November 2018 by the artist Pieter Vermeersch and the curator Lilou Vidal, the project is articulated around the making of ceramics and the construction of a kiln as a tool and architectural space featuring the participation of:
Rosa Aiello, Danai Anesiadou, Martin Belou, Katinka Bock, Hugo Canoilas, Etienne Chambaud, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, David de Tscharner, Edith Dekyndt, Daniel Dewar, Hilario Isola, Renaud Jerez, Ana Jotta, Gabriel Kuri, Guillaume Leblon, Jim Lee, Erwan Mahéo, Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Valérie Mannaerts, Ives Maes, Caroline Mesquita, Sophie Nys, Nick Oberthaler, J.Parker Valentine, Nicola Pecoraro, Francesco Pedraglio, Tania Pérez Córdova, Bojan Sarcevic, Zin Taylor, Harald Thys, Gregor Titze, Ricardo Valentim, Michael Van den Abeele, Pieter Vermeersch, Robin Vermeersch, Tinus Vermeersch, Adrien Vescovi.
Alongisde the ceramic and the kiln project a writing residency program takes place gathering artists, writers, poets around an open format of narratives and text making with Ghislaine Leung, Emile Notéris, François Piron, Quinn Latimer, among others.
We are pleased to announce the co-edition project with H ART MAGAZINE featuring monthly in its new format an episode of the residency project.
Each month, during two years, until end of Nov 2021, H ART will publish an episode of each resident with a selection of photographs, notes, quotes or observations by the participating artists.