The Kammari residency program’s general aim is to bring together critical theory, experimental thinking and several art disciplines, combined locally to experimentations on the sustainable post-fossil existential means of everyday life.
In terms of documentation and publications we aim to support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of 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 with traditional building methods and is surrounded by a water stream and mountain forests. These surroundings are combined with possibilities of working with contemporary as well as traditional handcraft tools.
The residency is non-profit, artist ran and visiting artists or researchers take care of everything by them selves in collaboration with the working group.
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 more participation and is less comfortable than accommodation in a usual heavily fossil fuel dependent house. 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 sustainable heating and other life supporting systems are constantly being developed and experimented.