Rural Art Space

April 17, 2007


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I like being a farmer and want to stay one

The art work in this gallery is by Antje Schiffers, who started her project I like being a farmer and want to stay one in 2002 by revisiting her home village Heiligendorf. Antje’s work often uses simple exchange rules to gather cultural information and production.

For I like being a farmer and want to stay one Antje asked the nine remaining farmers in her village to make a video about themselves. What does it mean to be a farmer today? What is the image they have of themselves? Which ideas do they want to tell and share?
In return Antje offered to paint each farmer’s farm in oil, and would spend a week on the farm to produce the painting.

The display shows one of the videos and a photograph of one of the paintings in the farmhouse’s corridor. The quotes on the walls are from other videos.

Antje will continue the project throughout 2007/08 and if you know a farmer in Shropshire who might be interested in getting involved, please let us know!

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