Blind residencies work like an online blind date where 2 former N&F residents each invite one of their artist friends to not only meet another artist online, but also create new work.
For artists, collaboration is usually the result of a somewhat long process of observing and getting to know the other person, personally and artistically. It also usually happens 'in real life'. Processes, themes and work habits vary so much from one artist to another that collaboration is usually a careful, well thought out choice.
In a world where meeting and connecting online has become more common than meeting and connecting in real life, this project investigates how these new social behaviors apply to the way artists create, communicate and make work, first separately, and then together. It is also an experiment on the development of artistic relationships in a space where the intimate act of art making takes place virtually, and despite physical and emotional distances.