The Pro Artibus residency program Snäcksund the Villa, offers its long term (3 year) scholarship holders the possibility to invite other professional artists or experts for collaborative and interdisciplinary working – a residency in residence – during their second year within the program.
The 21st residency-in-residence program guest is Clementine Edwards.
During her residence at the Croft in November 2021, Clementine worked alongside long-term Pro Artibus resident Lukas Malte Hoffmann towards their online-only exhibition, Schlimberlake & Schlieber, at Light-harvesting Complex, Vantaa. Clementine is a Rotterdam-based artist from Naarm/Melbourne. Clementine’s practice is guided by the ongoing research line ‘material kinship’, which thinks material beyond extraction and possession, and kin and kin-making beyond bloodlines.
For Schlimberlake & Schlieber, Clementine and Lukas came together for a duo exhibition of illuminated sculptures honouring the end of the agrarian year and its main harvest.
In the lead up to this long-deferred collaboration between friends, Clementine and Lukas have kept in contact behind glowing screens. Being spatially separated, Lukas turned into light for Clementine, and also the other way around. The question that has guided them is, how to work with light in such a way that it re-releases the social energy it carries?
Now, with the darkening days, the two come together to present a playful, light-soaked installation, a procession of lanterns of sorts, at Light-harvesting Complex, Vantaa.
Schlimberlake & Schlieber
Clementine Edwards & Lukas Malte Hoffmann
The title of the exhibition relates to people they have seen a lot of but haven’t been in touch with.