I should quit smoking
To put it bluntly, one could understand artist residencies as the embedding of tourism in the art system. The proximity to tourism veils the fact that these trips, in contrast to other tourist practices, are work stays. The videos show me while blowing up a huge globe beach ball. The inflation costs me a lot of breath and is therefore related to the real energy consumption caused by the increasing mobility of artists due to these programs. By appropriating an object usually associated with holiday and leisure, I refer to the work-life-blending in artist residencies and their ambiguous relationship to tourism.