For the past ten years Yvette Poorter has been the 'resident technician' for an unconventional International Artist Residency called Dwelling for Intervals
. The project was based on the slow growth of a forest that she started from seeds. The project had three phases: A Week in the Woods
(in a room, in an apartment, in Montreal, 2001-2003), This Neck of the Woods
(in a backyard, in central Rotterdam 2005-2007), and Knock on Woods
(a roving para-site, in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Portugal, Germany and Japan, 2007-2009).
The last phase of Dwelling for Intervals
is also the starting point for Smoke Signals.
In 2011, Yvette will go to the Arctic to burn the archives for a final telling of the stories via smoke. At the same time, she will stake claim to icebergs with the Knock on Woods
'tree-flags' so that they might drift aimlessly and recklessly declaring shifting, unstable territories in the name of Smoke Signals Sound.
Labels: Yvette Poorter