Now that I am fully set up here things are getting more efficient and I am getting a clearer idea of where I am aiming at during this residency.
I have been experimenting a lot with bookmaking, using art papers and also scraps and recycled objects such as maps, and phone books.
Right now, it's still a little bit messy as I don't concentrate so much on quality but rather on playing and experimenting with this new medium.
One of the first books where I forced myself to do an actual good job was a unique piece named «on m'appelle mollet d'acier», which was a gift for my sister's 40th birthday.
This is quite important for me as I want to focus on more personnal issues during my residency, family included. So I had to spend a good time looking through family albums and understanding something of the point of view of my late father especially.
I am still documenting my activities on my instagram : http://instagram.com/realfocuszero/#
Also a couple pictures on my TumblR : http://focuszero.tumblr.com/
Including this one
which will belong to one of my main projects here, a long and large concertina book of pinhole sea pictures.
Also started taking a look at old mine sites around wales... and there are many !
Anyway, also a good way to move around the country