During the big Riots of Rhayader back in October I met Henry Alles from PeerGroup. We decided that I should go out to Netherlands and see what all the fuss was about with PeerGroup and his P.A.I.R...
The P.A.I.R (Portable Artist In Residence) is a pair (clever ey!) of cargo containers converted by Henry to a living space upstairs and a working space downstairs. It's run by solar power, lightning proof, army base security and heated by a log burner. I had to carry logs, I felt really manly. Here's a picture of it...
I spent the week building, meeting local farmers and their very funny mothers and visiting potential locations for residences. I introduced Henry to a radio station from Utrecht on the radio in the PeerGroup workshop - SubLime Radio 'Cool, funky Jazz from the Netherlands' . His mood improved after this!
Other's things I got up to-
Fed the PeerGroup pigs - varkensvoer
Skinned a hare with Floris - lekker (if you don't like seeing dead animals please close you're eyes and scroll down a tiny bit!)
Saw a beautiful show by Hotel Modern in Utrecht - leuk
Night time tour of Arthur's little town called Amsterdam on the back of his bike - zoet
Bought back a radio transmitter for the People of Rhayader
- ate a lot of cheese
- drank a lot of La Chouffe
- sampled PeerGroups very own beer brewed by Marieke
- learnt Dutch
- was on Neatherlands TV with Henry
- Ran off a train to catch another train, only to run back on to the first train without realising it was the same train (also with Henry)
- Learnt a lot about the strange geology of the Netherlands.
FELL IN LOVE WITH HOLLAND!
If anyone would be interested in doing a artist residency with PeerGroup's P.A.I.R here's some more information - Deadline 1st of February.
Dank u wel!
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