'I questioned my artistic practice and tried to renew my way of working, which is the result of any good artist residency' - Jeremy Pailler, France
During my stay at Sam Rit residency, I worked on a project that involved the children of the village. They wrote sentences about their way of life, that I illustrated in black and white drawings. It was an interesting way to connect two different cultures around the same creative project. I am preparing two different exhibitions from this, back in France. I entitled the project "In my village". I am very happy with this experience. I visited Thailand for several months but staying in Sam Rit allowed me to get myself another appreciation of the country, more intimate and truthful. I also feel like I learned a lot about myself. I questioned my artistic practice and tried to renew my way of working, which is the result of any good artist residency. Sam Rit residency forces the artist to go further by putting him or her in the difficulty of another language, temperature, cultural way of living etc. It incredibly feeds the creation process and imagination. The place is charming, the countryside luxuriant and the people welcoming. The residency's managers help the artists a lot and propose them activities in the village. This is an experience recommended for whoever wants to push the boundaries of creativity and human experience.
Sam Rit Residents
This blog is a space for past residents to reflect on their stay in Sam Rit