This year's biennial residency brings together artists whose works investigate ideas of space and surface from a variety of different perspectives and media from painting to sculpture to time-based photographic processes. Drawing upon domestic, industrial, civic and natural landscapes as their starting points, each seeks to deconstruct the frame through which we consume histories and narratives about different spaces with especial interest to notions of time and materiality. The artists will be based on Sarvisalo through the months of May and June responding to the unique location and the wider cultural landscape in Finland.
Sam Falls's works from the residency will also be included in his solo exhibition in London in June 2016. Falls' has produced large scale photograms using powdered pigments that stain and dye vast swathes of canvas, capturing the transition of seasons, the passage of time and weather.
Since 2010 the Zabludowicz Collection has invited artists to come and spend some time on the island of Sarvisalo. These informal residencies offer an open-ended and discursive environment for the production of art. The island has become a place where artists and practitioners from many disciplines will find space to work. Some may produce works which remain in situ, or propose projects to be realised in the future, others may work on research for future projects or collaborations but no specific outcome is required from any of the visitors. What is offered is a unique and supportive environment for the production and discussion of art.