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WHAT DO I WANT ?
- TiiNA HöLLi 's STUDIO -
I am a fairly modest personality and also my art avoids material extravagance and grandiosity. My aims are spiritual and immaterial, and mainly I just want to focus on my own working in my own art practice.
Total time : 4 years.
Focusing for a period of first two years :
I want a good studio in a good place to freely work in, focusing completely on my own work without interferences, all studio expences payed.
I want a free access to the world outside of my studio with convenient transportation and communication methods, expences payed.
For food and other regular expences I want 1.000 - 2.000 € / a month depending on the artist residence country. This amount is to cover also the basic expences at my empty homebase during my first focusing two years stay in the artist residency.
After that crucial two years focusing period :
I want total freedom and self-determination to do what ever I next want to do as an artist and as a person, also to the outcome of my work.
I want the return travel back to the homebase by a convenient transportation method, all expences payed, also for the transportation of my artwork.
For food and other expences for the next period of 2 years, I want 1.000 - 2.000 € / a month depending on the country of my next stay, This is to ensure my safe return to the world I had left behind me, and possibly continue working elsewhere if not returning to the homebase.
I want an additional 20.000 € in my pocket as a salary of working for the first 2 years in the artist residency, as a price of me allowing you to follow me developing for two years, on my terms of course. This would mainly include philosophical conversations and enjoyably slow and positively inspiring long brunches with good vegetarian food. ( I am a highly interesting personality to interact with. )
I want the equality issue, envirponmental issues, world peace & climate solved while I was away working for 2 years in my studio. Okay this might be too much to ask, but hey it's always worth a try.
In short :
Studio, art materials and tools, internet, mobile, van, return flight ticket, cash for food and living expences, total working peace and freedom, and 20.000 € cash.
What would this be altogether ?
Rough estimation : merely about 5.000 € each month from you ! What is this ! Let's face it - this is practically nothing ! It is only 120.000 - 200.000 € / 4 years depending on the residence country.
For you this would mean a rare opportunity to do something good, experience something special, give yourself a luxorious, diaphanous gift of sincerely and deeply lived moments with me during these four years. A very fine investment indeed to the quality of your daily life in the span of four (4) years.
Besides, it would make me very glad.
WHAT WOULD I DO ?
This I do not know yet. If I got a chance to do it, I'd know only then and there, within, by and from the working itself. I am seeking a chance like this to finally sincerely totally absolutely focus on my own working, to find out what it would be like, what would occur when focused for a longer period than it has been possible to focus so far.
In the past I have done some amazing pieces of work in their sudden occurring, in an appeared surprising stage of readiness. Some of these sudden results are on these webpages - for example this hidden extempore project here. I am a continuous surprise even to myself as it is already - what surprising would I be capable of, if focusing for 2 years ?
WHAT CAN I OFFER ?
I am 57. I do not really give a shit about too many trivial things. Should I ? ( Should you ? )
What is essential, is The Authenticity.
The genuine, sincere performance.
I cannot make any promises or estimations other than, that I know well my own working methods, and how things tend to escalate, gather, and get released within me, with me, and when I work on my own concepts, my own tempo and rythm without interferences, I am excellent, and the results are amazing.
So, as an experiment, now I am requesting to focus for a 2 years -period working completely for myself as I choose, and also to do this in a more convenient space than so far - a space secured and facilitated for me to focus entirely on my own working, and with a convenient transportation method available.
Any pre-formulated plan would sabotage the whole concept.