During October and November 2011 Christine was Artist in Residence on Kökar, the outermost part of the Åland Archipelago which lies between Sweden and Finland at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia. There was a Work-in-progress demonstration of material created during the residency
WORDS TO LEARN AND USE/ORD ATT LÄRA OCH ANVÄNDA
in Kökar on 24th November 7pm and Mariehamn 29th November 7pm.
If you'd like to look back on the daily ups and downs of residency life, visit the blog on www.christinewatkins.tumblr.com
Following on from the residency, Christine returned to Åland in August 2012 to take part in the Voices for Peace Festival hosted by the Åland Peace Institute. During the Festival, participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Sweden and Åland collaborated on a further development of the WORDS TO LEARN AND USE performance, further exploring the use of multiple layers of language and memory.