in collaboration with Maëlle Gross, at ARC Residency in Romainmôtiers and Fooound, Geneva

Confronted with an increasingly commercial art world, the production of work within the artistic field is pressured by a globalised 24/7 economy, where productivity, newness, and financial potency are its main drivers. With regards to these questions Josephine Baan and Maëlle Gross went on an intensive three week residency, subjecting themselves to the rigid daily routines of 6 famous artists, writers and composers. As a playful approach to the supposed preconditions for success, this experiment allowed for an exploration of alternative modes of art production which involved idleness, repetition and failure as catalysts for the making of work

from the mud and the slime


Those dying years. It was about language and about what happens when language is uttered. How some things are said with such confidence they almost seem true. How you can adopt a voice to sound at once fraudulent and faithful. Some people use words with such certainty it bears no refute. I’ve never had this relationship to words, always stuck between languages, never grasping one as a tool to be wielded.