Currently, the National Park Service offers 29 different Artist-in-Residence programs in 25 states. For this final off-grid residency profile, Joshua Tree National Park AIR program was chosen to represent these somewhat obscure, and possibly underutilized, federal resources.
Featured Topic: Cultural ReProducers
For the next few months we are excited to partner with Cultural ReProducers to focus on parent-artists and related topics. Cultural ReProducers are an evolving group of active cultural workers who are also parents. Their site is for anyone interested in making the art world a more inclusive and interesting place by supporting arts professionals raising kids.
Additionally, each week we will feature a new animation by Selina Trepp whose hand-drawn Nap Animations (2013-15) activate the indeterminate spaces of her child’s sleep as creative constraint. The duration of each loop is defined by the number of hand-drawn frames produced during a single nap.
Document V: Nihaal Faizal
For Document V, Horizontally Flipped Andromeda Galaxy (2015) by Nihaal Faizal is a downloadable desktop image of an horizontally flipped iteration of the iconic Mac OS X Lion Andromeda Galaxy background in which Apple removed an entire galaxy to increase the picture's aesthetic appeal.