We all daydream, and I’m sure that you, like me, have some go-to fantasies that you return to over the years, embellishing and adapting them over time. I surely share this particular one with many people: When life is majorly stressing me out, I dream of sneaking off to a cabin in the woods, where everything is quiet — no phone, no internet, just water and trees. I’ve decided to adapt my daydream a bit: What’s better than a cabin settled in some remote forested land and shared with a small group of friendly artists and likeminded creatives, cooking our dinners over a fire and spreading out our art supplies on a worktable we probably built ourselves? This dream seems like the reality of Cabin-Time, and I desperately want to apply.
Cabin-Time Art Camp is a roaming creative residency to remote places with a focus on creating site-specific work and making the most of the area’s natural surroundings. The residency is open to creatives of all kinds: artists, designers, photographers, writers, musicians, craftspeople, scientists, cartographers, bird-watchers, wood-workers, planners, organizers, schemers and dreamers. At the end of the weeklong residency, everyone’s work is exhibited, but even along the way the process of making is well documented. You can click here to see a documentary film from the most recent residency on Rabbit Island, a wild, 91-acre island in Lake Superior.
The landscape is so beautiful I want to cry, and combining the camaraderie of summer camp with the focus and isolation of an artist residency is ingenious. How could you not be inspired when you’re in such an amazing place? The upcoming residency locations have not yet been announced, but to keep updated, you can visit their site here. — Kate
See more images of Cabin-Time’s Art Camp after the jump . . .