Guest studio 2: Oliver Gardiner

The presentation 'HOMELi-OGRAPHY' in the end of my residency at de DCR parted from the interest in creating inventive strategies for exploring the urban environment. The exploratory approach to art making using a disused Staedion site, which is directly across from the DCR and EON Energy. As I arranged my cameras and rigged the disused space I feel there is an act of comparison from the EON Energy power plant on a 24/7 surveillance program.
Maybe highlighting to the community the value of the land and perhaps showing that traditional barriers between art and audience are broken down. The disused space gives Susan Connolly and myself the opportunity to exhibit work to an entirely new audience taking pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolting them into a new awareness of their urban landscape.