Henry Alles / Landscape Labs & Stichting Proef me

Tiny Artist in Residence (TAIR)

Elk gevoel van mogelijkheid en gedroomde actie kan direct worden omgezet in daden. En daarvoor moet je ter plekke kunnen zijn. De T.A.I.R. kan hierbij helpen. Een mobiele verblijfplaats met voldoende comfort om aan het werk te kunnen. Om verhalen te verzamelen. Pannenkoeken te bakken. Delen. En meer bezoek krijgen dan je eigenlijk wil. Impact maken. Natuurlijk valt een dergelijke houten caravan op. Dus moet je weten wat je doet? De T.A.I.R is een kunstzeepkist. Je hebt wat te vertellen en toch kom je om te luisteren. Want het echte werk is nu pas begonnen.

Whenever you feel like direct action you can do it now. When you can be there where you want to do it? The T.A.I.R. can be of help as a mobile residence with jus

TAIR residence at Buitenplaats Koningsweg in Arnhem

t enough comfort to keep you going. To collect stories and bake pancakes. Of course you attract people, you are working from a wooden caravan and probably get more visitors then needed. Sharing to make impact. So know what you are doing. The T.A.I.R is an art soapbox. You have a story to share and are there to listen. The real work can start now.

The TAIR is a mobile artist in residence.

Entering Wales (pic: Craig Titchener)

Accomodation Information
A wooden trainwagon, 300 by 170 cm, on a former horsetrailer. Small but suitable for all kind of work. One bed, gasstove, books, cooking facilities and a beautiful landscape. It must be stressed that the TAIR is not only a workshop but also place of residence.

The TAIR is inspired by the landscape, the location and the local inhabitants. The quality of food, ecology, practical knowledge of the landscape, community spirit and the supply of energy are recurring themes within the projects.

The TAIR offers the opportunity to dig themselves into the landscape. It is not the express intention of the TAIR to leave behind some kind of physical art object, but rather to organize short-term art projects that might promote social cohesion for the duration of the project and possibly after.

The T.A.I.R. is a magnificent left over from the theatre production ‘Once upon a time in het veen’. A project that not only was a beautiful show but above all a great undertaking in which a small locomotive with carriages was transported with the help of only 100 meters of rail and a lot of people. It was a true tinker western.


Making a railway was a big effort. And after two and a half months only a wooden carriage remained. Now we don’t lay rail. We drive on tarmac. The wheels of the wooden carriage got replaced with a horse trailer and can now be connected to any automobile. On it’s way to new adventures. We gave it a new name: the T.A.I.R, tiny artist in residence, a beautiful tiny home for artists and others.

YEAR of start of this residency: 2015