Report on Spring 2010 Artist Residencies at Kugel/Gips House


The Cape Cod Modern House Trust hosted two week-long artist residencies in March.


Film maker Ericka Beckman and Tara Merenda Nelson, one of her graduate students at Mass Collage of Art, made a film using the house and its environment and natural and projected light. When we first discussed Ericka being a resident the house was a vacant hulk. She adapted her concept to the new reality of the house being restored and furnished.
Ericka and Tara will be coming back to show the entire film on August 23rd for our Modern House Tour Week 2010 - Film Night. Ericka has a very long and illustrious CV which includes the show the Pictures Generation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009.
For more information about Ericka visit:http://www.erickabeckman.com/


Smudge Studio, consisting of Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, envisioned the house as an observation platform for viewing the ice-age formed landscape. The piece they created during their stay in the house (which is posted on their blog) is educational and beautiful. They will be giving a presentation at the Wellfleet library this June about their experience in the house and their work.
Check out the blog post at: http://fopnews.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/pleistocene-modern-where-architecture-meets-the-ice-age/
Check out Smudge at: http://www.smudgestudio.org/