Eastman views an artwork or âobject' as a recorder. It visualises experience, records her hands movement and in the act of making, it collects the trace of her heart. For her residency at Chinese Arts Centre, Eastman will observe, analysis and create âobjects' from the perspective of a foreigner.
Life and experience form an important part of her practice and the residency. It will provide her with time and opportunity to live, learn skills from local practitioners and make new works in Manchester. The experience will enrich her language and bring new elements to her work.
Eastman will then photograph these objects in situ.
Eastman will also be running a series of workshops at Manchester Art Gallery as a trailblazer for the Asia Triennial Manchester in 2011.
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