I remember dreaming with friends

In this essay, Haizea Barcenilla reflects on time, residencies, and the precarity of artistic labour. In an art world that demands more of the artist, Barcenilla uses the Ormston House Artist-in-Residence scheme as a case study to explore a feminist approach to working with, and ultimately supporting, artists.

Haizea Barcenilla is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of the Basque Country. Her research focuses on the analysis of curatorial practices and historical narratives from a feminist perspective. She was an invited researcher at Konstfack University in Stockholm, where she studied the importance of the commons in context-responsive curatorial practices. Most recently, she undertook a research residency at Keio University in Tokyo studying the relationship between feminist economics and creative practices at Kosaten and Hospitale Art Centres. She has presented these lines of research around the world including at Málaga University, New York University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Ormston House is a meeting place for the arts in the heart of Limerick city. The Sustainability Plan (2017-) is a project creating resources to publish research on the expanded value of Ormston House and other non-commercial or non-governmental cultural space and programmes.

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Haizea Barcenilla I remember dreaming with friends Editor: Adrian Duncan Design: Piquant ISBN 978-1-9999513-1-3 © 2019 Haizea Barcenilla, Ormston House Image: detail from Erkyna's Garden (2019) hands-on eco-printing workshop on the banks of the River Erkyna led by Mary Conroy with Mary Michou (local agronomist and photographer) in Levadia, Greece, as part of Memory of Water (2018-2020). Photograph by Niamh Brown.
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