The Union an artist-run mediation platform in Oslo. The residency invites five transdisciplinary artists from the Nordic region to critically rehearse ideas and practices that foster renewed forms of reciprocity, composting, and commoning as forms of resistance, healing, and de-growth. In the state of crisis we live in, the old cannot die and the new is struggling to be born. Therefore, this collective experience will be informed by the sharing of resources in order to formulate possible futures and to unfold new ecosystems fed by digital resistance and subversive know-how(s). The aim of this series of trainings and rehearsals is to question the existing boundaries between the physical and the virtual, between remoteness and closeness, between art and life.
Thus, the virtual residency will run along with the artist’s life as it is; no relocation, no change of job, family responsibilities remain almost intact, and community involvement becomes part of the household fabric.