At Atelier H-ART
Today we arrived at PA-F (Performing Arts Forum), the artist residence in St Erme, France. Even though we’ll be here only a few days, the environment is very inspiring and we’ll get a lot of work done. After selecting our bedrooms and a run to the grocery store, Dymph and I went through the building to find a room for us to work in. PA-F is housed in an old boarding school, until 1965 run by catholic nuns, for rich girls and the village kids. There are a chapel, with beautiful stained glass windows, used as performance space, the kitchens, library rooms, and various other rooms to work in with couches, chairs and tables. On the 2 upper floors are the bedrooms for residents and more large spaces, such as a media room, “ballet”room with a vinyl floor, music room. All the floors are wooden board and creak accordingly. There is a large court yard, orchard with apple, pear and nut trees, chicken coop and 2 beautiful peacocks. In the basement are the “ball room” and the disco where “cave raves” are organised. Last summer I spent a few weeks at PA-F.