Starting a month-long residency with Docking Station in Amsterdam
During the month of September I'll in Amsterdam to join the Docking Station family. During my three weeks residency I will be sharing my ongoing work The United Soya Republic with with their network of contacts to further develop its next stages. I'll be staying at the Story Station in Westergasfabriek, a living unit that doubles as an exhibition space which we will put to use during Unseen Amsterdam, where an audiovisual performance of the work will be presented.
“Docking Station’s mission is to bring high-quality visual stories out there so that they can make an impact. Because they provide us with new windows onto the world. They can help us understand complex issues related to migration, climate change, conflict and identity. They can create empathy and connect people. Sometimes all these stories need is a little help to make them grow and reach a broad and diverse audience. That is why eight times a year we invite one visual storyteller (who we call a Docker) to dock at our bay and connect with our creative network.
Our network that includes: photographers, curators, gallery owners, designers, new media experts, journalists, experts related to the theme of the project and many more that help the photographers to develop their socially engaged story. Docking Station provides a platform for the development of visual stories and is at the same time a mediator between the photographer, workspace/organisations/companies and the audience.“