I bought a T-shirt in the market of yet another lovely Umbrian town, Città di Castello, that bears the logo “to play.” This is how I might characterize my time at the Civitella Ranieri Center. A month at the castle gave me time to play, to experiment without a strict goal, to try to simply follow the path that interested me. At least a full day was spent examining the castle’s endearing details, an evening videotaping the sprinklers that catch the light and throw surprising shadows, an early morning recording the cacophonous argument of birds. I don’t predict that these activities will make a tangible mark on my work, but the liberty to pursue them keeps my artistic practice alive.
05/28/2022: Civitellians at MacDowell