Wow. We made an artist residency!
It is amazing how connections and collaborations happen, during unexpected moments. I was on a tour with the ADX Fabrication Team checking out the incredible FORM studio and shop. We were blown away by their machines and talented team of sculptors, designers, and technicians. The 3D printers they use are designed for air and space technology, they use them for art! The 3D scanning technology is used to take an object so that they can create multiples, manipulate the details and scale. This is a place artists dream of, this is a place I would dream of. We have been wanting to create an AIR program at ADX for a while but we have fallen short in certain resources, this was a chance to collaborate and create an incredible opportunity for a talented eager artist. Together we have made a residency we all wish we could attend! Perhaps that's the trick, to create opportunities that others wouldn't have otherwise and the platform to tell their story. It is an amazing honor to be a part of this project and to have the chance to work alongside FORM and with their incredible team.
I am thrilled to welcome Lisa Radon to the FORM + ADX Air pilot. During the AIR launch last week I was enthralled by her presentation where she touched on her approach to process, materials and concept. She spoke about her home, otherworldy inspirations, mine craft, sci-fi, our current political state of affairs and how she uses her work to rise and resist. Radon is a great fit for this pilot program and can help guide us through this experience as well, I have so much to learn!
ADX Portland and Form are pleased to announce Lisa Radon, visual artist, writer and performance artist as the recipient of the 2018 FORM+ADX Artist-in-Residence (AiR.) Radon will receive resources, technology, and materials to explore new ideas, processes, and perspectives. This includes a 3-month workspace at Form with access to 3D digital process and printing, a 3-month ADX membership to work with various materials and equipment, and 1-month solo exhibition at ANX Gallery, which is housed at ADX.
FORM+ADX AiR was established through a partnership between Form and ADX. Form was founded on the idea that the newest advances in 3D technology could energize and elevate artists in new and exciting directions. ADX is a hub for collaboration where individuals and organizations make and learn. By sharing tools, knowledge, and experience, ADX believes in doing things better by working together. As such, this program is a first of its kind.
Lisa Radon has made exhibitions at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Pied-à-terre San Francisco; Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR; Artspeak, Vancouver, B.C; and was included in Six Weeks at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle. Her books include The Blind Remembrance of the Swirling Bone, Infinity Increaser, The Plumb and The Wave, and Prototyping Eutopias. In 2016, she was in a two-woman exhibition at RONGWRONG, Amsterdam, and created a solo exhibition at Jupiter Woods, London. In 2017, Radon launched Atrium of the Sun, The World Wide Web/Disjecta and will present How Like Water for Panel/LA in Los Angeles, CA this coming year. Radon publishes the journal EIGHTS.
To learn more about FORM+ADX AiR please visit https://www.form.xyz/air
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