Inaugural Research Residency announced
The first inaugural resident at The Cosmic House is artist Marysia Lewandowska, whose research engages with archives in London and Portrack, with focus on Maggie Keswick’s legacy in the design of The Cosmic House and its intellectual life. Parallel to the early stages of cataloguing the Jencks archive, Lewandowska’s research seeks to give voice to female presence within the house and archive, and inform institutional archival practices at this crucial, formative time.
Lewandowska said ‘May we consider the archive as a source of nourishment and not a sediment, an open-ended construction of contributions, interpretations, a collaborative effort based on generosity? In the archive interpretations are invited and not already determined, which opens up a creative space for an artist to respond to. The idea of cosmic time embedded in the practice and vision of Charles and Maggie Jencks articulated by The Cosmic House and its archive, presents a unique discursive terrain, where representations as well as temporalities may be given a chance to be constructed anew.’