De Einder is concerned with the experience of open space and seclusion, of finiteness and infinitude in space and time.
The project, De Einder is to take place in the summer of 2004 and the summer of 2005 on two very different locations.
Twelve artists will be working in the neighbourhood of Montsegúr in the French Pyrenees and a year later the same artists will be working in the Biesbosch near Dordrecht in the Netherlands. Not only will the differences in the project locations play an important role but also the social surroundings of the participating artists will be crucial. Whereas the horizon in the North is a fixed point of orientation a view of the horizon is a rarity in the mountains of the South. This will presumably affect the work done in both locations. These differences and variations will be the starting point of this project.
Fougax and Barrineuf (near Montsegúr, France.)
The Dordtse Biesbosch ( near Dordrecht, the Netherlands.)
In the first working period (17-31 July 2004 ) the artists will stay in the art centre Cat' Art in St. Columbe sur l'Hers. They will be able to lodge in various apartments and use a big communal studio in the grounds. The project will come to fruition in the neighbourhood of Fougax, a village 20 km from the art centre. While the project is in progress the work of the participating artists will be on show in the gallery of the Art Centre Cat' Art.
During the second period of work the artists will be living in the Internationaal Gastatelier Toos Neger and in private homes. The project will be completed in the polderland and reed banks to the Southwest of the Kop van het Land, roughly 10 km from the centre of Dordrecht. The Noordkaap Foundation will allow the Watertoren to be used to house an exhibition and as a communal studio.
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