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Intro: Research findings and projects produced during the Breathe Residency, 30 January to 30 April, 2009.
In January, I left northern California for Manchester, U.K., to embark on a three-month artist's residency emphasizing experimentation. I arrived at the Chinese Arts Centre's spacious live-work studio with a few butterflies in my stomach, anticipating how my work might develop, given ample time, space, and support.
The months that followed were filled with reading, research, travel, writing, looking at art, studio experimentation and meeting members of the Manchester art community.
At the end of the residency, I opened my studio to the public, presenting new installation, sculpture, drawings and an artist's multiple. The new work stems from my response to Manchester, and reflects new thoughts on optimism and pessimism, which are described here.
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