RUD AIR is first of all a retreat for artists. It is not a space for promotion, exhibition, strategic networking, or facing a public audience. It is a space for reflection and rest in order to make space for something new.
RUD AIR wants to make space for the stillness and peace within the surrounding nature and within human consciousness. As a contrast to the excessive visual noice, imagery crap and egoistic self-affirmation, in this world of crisis and chaos – artists are welcomed to a possibility of being quiet and listen to the silence. RUD AIR wishes to give artists the opportunity to not produce or perform, but to gently direct their attention to the source from where ideas and creativity truly originates, before it is even called art. The boundless space within oneself that constantly redefines itself in relation to the world.
Duration of residency
a couple of weeks to several months
Private flat with kitchen and bathroom.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
RUD AIR´s main focus is on the visual arts; painting, drawing, photography, video, installation and performance. It encourages as well interdisciplinary and cross-boundary practices. Writing and research also fits well in this setting.
Studio / Workspace
The house has a large, spacious hall with an area of 115 square meters. Measuring five meters from floor to ceiling, the hall has seven large windows which provide an impressive ambient light.
Fees and support
4000 SEK / month
Expectations towards the artist