The artist was invited by Villa Arson for a three month residency to create an onsite work, which he presented in three parts. The residency program has in the past invited many renowned artists the space to create projects.
Upon arrival at the site, the artist noticed an old lady sitting at the front desk, accompanied only by her dog. This feeling of alienation and loneliness immediately attracted the interest of the artist. One of the images shown are contents of a desk situated behind the old lady. The desk contents consisted of files on artists previously invited before, and a set of keys assigned for the current artist.
Another image is the director’s office; a room that was formerly occupied by an alchemist. At one end of the room there is a relief of a heart engraved with a passage written by the alchemist in Latin: “At this moment, I leave my heart here, for all time.” The artist has written a translation of this into chinese onto a photograph of the old lady. At the end of the residency, the artist left the same message in his studio, in gold paint and translated into french: “At this moment, I leave my heart here, for all time.”