ANGELA FORTIN

Saturday 4/22/17 time 5:26 PM


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Background as an artist

I am graduated from the European School of Fine arts of Brittany in France since 2011. I use different kind of mediums mainly drawing, sound, video, writing and photography. I participated in various collective art projects (musical collaborations, writing collaboration, collective exhibitions, etc) and shown my work in video and music festivals.

How did you end up choosing your media? 

I think I choose the medias with which I can work the most intuitively. There are the shortest way that lead to the mind.

What do you find as the best and worst sides of being an artist?

Best side is to reinvent the world everyday. The Freedom ' s right. Worst side is always reaching to be recognized by the profession.

Is this your first time in Finland? What kind of expectations did you have about Finland/ Joutsa?

I had already been in Finland. I am very attracted by this country, its culture. And I was very interested by Joutsa's location especially for the natural environment.

What are the best sides / opportunities in having an art residency?

Having a residency give you the time to concentrate on your work, to redefine it. It is a place where you can test new works, where it comes a profusion of ideas. Maybe because you are in a new setting that changes from your everyday life.

What are your plans after Haihatus?

After Haihatus I will take part in a collective exhibition to compete for a price selection that will held in France during the summer.

How does Haihatus meet your expectations?

I was looking for an inspiring quiet place where I can focus on my work : simple things, like working in a studio, going outside, walking. At this time taking some distance with my country was important for me. Haihatus revitalized me !

Furthermore I like working from environment that I can find around. And the residency is well situated for that. I enjoyed a lot all the surprising paths surrounded Joutsa and the wonderful landscapes !


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