About the residency

The Kammari-residency’s general aim is to bring together contemporary art, academic research, experimental thinking and curiosity of the political and social reality around us – and do it in a natural setting with experimentations on environmentally sustainable forms of living.

In terms of documentation and publications we aim to support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of politically significant research combined with contemporary arts.

On a social level we aim to bring artists, philosophers, researcher and writers together and develop international partnerships with individuals, organisations, research centres and universities.

We aim to create an affordable, rural and materially sustainable space to work in. The residency house an old stone house built with traditional methods and materials. It is surrounded by several unique ecosystems of the mountain area. These surroundings are combined with possibilities of working with contemporary as well as artesanal handcraft tools.

The residency is non-profit and artist-ran.

THE HOUSE

Downstairs are communal kitchen and living space for the coordinator and caretaker couple. Upstairs is reserved for residency guests with two double bed rooms, one small writing room and one studio space in the middle. See the spaces in Photos.

SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF THE HOUSE

Materially the daily life in the residency is based on experimenting and exploring ways of post-fossil self-sufficiency in terms of food, energy, infrastructure, systems and materials. The residency is also building facilities in the village for wood work, a garden with several fruit and almond trees as well as a field near the local water stream for cultivation.

This also means that life in the residency is materially different, requires a bit more participation and can be less comfortable than the usual modern accommodation. For example fire wood for heating must be made in the winter manually and all grey water goes to the garden and thus use of chemical soaps and liquids is impossible. Different sorts of sustainable heating and other life supporting systems are constantly being developed and experimented.