I Like to eat with my hands.

I like to eat with my hands. Image courtesy Fiona Hallinan, 2015

14 September – 8 November, 2015

Cow House Studios in collaboration with RGKSKSRG were delighted to host the recipients of the Cow House Residency for 2015: artists Taro Furukata, and Ann Maria Healy, dancer/choreographer Claire Huber, and publisher/writer/artist duo KVM – Ju hyun Lee and Ludovic Burel.

The thematic residency titled I like to eat with my hands, and the subsequent exhibition seek to engage, collectively, with the deeply rural environment of Cow House Studios, located on a working farm in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains, County Wexford, Ireland.

Taro Furukata, The Colors Flow Slowly Through my Body (Skin), 2013
Handmade acrylic paint using part of artist’s daily food, T-shirt, transfer paper, hanger, wall hook

The five selected practitioners immersed themselves in research between the studios, the land and the shared accommodation, to create new work, share skills, and reflect on their own and others’ individual practices. Within this activity, the question was asked: can situating oneself within these new ‘Pig Earth’ surroundings potentially radicalise an existing working process? To prod and divine such an imagined proposition, the studio residency was accompanied by a series of gatherings, conversations, workshops, walks, dinner get-togethers, and screenings. This series of events were lead by the following Associate Artists, invited by RGKSKSRG:

Fiona Hallinan (IE); Maria McKinney (IE); Gareth Kennedy (IE); Lee Welch and Linda Quinlan (US/IE).
The residency and related Associate Artists’ events took place over eight weeks from 14 September to 8 November 2015. The group exhibition will be presented in September 2016 at Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland, curated by RGKSKSRG.

Claire Huber, Anatomical Orchestra, collaborative work with Eva Kot’átková, 2014

Open Day: Saturday 31 October, 2015

This year our open day, Hallucination! on the Farm, included feastful greetings and events coordinated by RGKSKSRG in addition to providing a wonderful opportunity to meet our participating resident artists.

KVM, Counter Fictional Design / Design contre-fictionnel, 2015
Page view of KVM publication

I like to eat with my hands is kindly supported by Cow House Studios, Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre.


Residency Artists: Taro Furukata, Ann Maria Healy, Claire Huber & KVM

Associate Artists: Fiona Hallinan, Maria McKinney, Gareth Kennedy, Linda Quinlan & Lee Welch

Ann Maria Healy, Valium Cloud, 2013
Sculpture; dimensions variable