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"What if a group of artists were to work together in an open plan office space for a couple of months ..The Departure Foundation's 'Open Plan' residencies are an experimental arena for artists to reflect upon the character and culture of non-art sites." Introduction / Louise Ashcroft, Departure Foundation, Essay / George Major, Resident artists / Birgitte Aasen, Alex Chalmers, Marg Duston, Robin Gardiner, AnnaMaria Kardos, Carol Mancke, Natalie Sanders and Charlotte Young.
By investigating educational, corporate and public settings, Annamaria Kardos critically engages with issues rooted in the institutional context. Working across media and functional spaces, site-related interventions and performative sculptures the artist’s work often comes tinged with a humour which goes some way to point out potential inadequacies of systems or institutions. Much of her work is created as part of residencies she undertakes within various institutions.