Mamiya, 2016      In someone else’s bed  is a multimedia exhibition presented at artMedia Gallery by Violette Bule, a Venezuelan artist based in New York. She has displayed photographs, texts, a video, a map and other resources inside the exhibition space.  The beginnings of this project went back to when Bule registered her Brooklyn apartment in an online marketplace that allows people to offer home hospitality service by leasing a short-term room. For more than one year she made consensual photographic portraits of her guests, at the end of their stay, complementing them with short recorded or written interviews conducted by Raquel Abend, a Venezuelan writer. Bule also collected all the communications exchanged between her and each roommate, including messages and receipts. Finally, the collaborative duo traveled to Boston and documented the experience lived there using the same room for rent service.  The resultant body of work —fed with a variety of documents: some precise and accurate, others sensitive and touching— confers a central role to word and photography, the second one mainly through understanding and empathetic portraits. With these elements, Bule has created an artistic situation that operates simultaneously as a narrative and a discourse on new economic and interpersonal relation styles that have appeared in late capitalism. The exhibition, conceived as a wall installation composed of several segments, has its starting point on the advantages of a sharing economy platform. It has been generated in the borders of the current capitalist system thanks to the confluence of technology, new organizational structures of big companies based on online network, and individual initiatives. Rising from this circumstance, however, the art proposal emphasizes its character as a metaphorical approach to the construction of new human ways of connection and cooperation emerging in today’s global world.  José Antonio Navarrete
       
     
  My bed, 2016
       
     
  Oviedo and Tommy, from Philadelphia, 2017
       
     
  Marion and Isabel, from France, 2016
       
     
  Fernanda and Ryan, from São Paulo and Brooklyn, 2016   "I miss my own bed, my home, small things like having your mom knocking on your door. But when you stay with someone local, you feel part of the city", Fernanda.  "I wonder if this was Violette’s room. I wonder about the mats...", Ryan.
       
     
  Michel and Husband, from Alabama, 2017
       
     
  Jihyem   and Jae, from Korea, 2016  
       
     
  Stacy, from Seatle, 2016
       
     
  Christine and Carl, from Maryland, 2016
       
     
  Sally and Emily, from England, 2016
       
     
  Hisataka and woman, from Japan, 2017
       
     
  Anna and Gary, from Nelson - Canada, 2016   "One has to be aware of the other person when sharing the bathroom or making noise or intruding in their social life. I feel more alert and sensitive", Gary.
       
     
  Oliver and Sarah, from Korea, 2017
       
     
  Lauren and Will, from Texas, 2016   "We came after Día de los Muertos and it was very interesting to see the gorgeous altar she had made in remembrance and celebration of a loved one", Lauren.
       
     
  Miklos and his mother, from Hungary, 2016
       
     
  David, from Canada, 2016
       
     
  1989 Bedford Ave.
       
     
  Cape   cod  , 2017
       
     
  4th floor, 2017
       
     
       
     
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  Mamiya, 2016      In someone else’s bed  is a multimedia exhibition presented at artMedia Gallery by Violette Bule, a Venezuelan artist based in New York. She has displayed photographs, texts, a video, a map and other resources inside the exhibition space.  The beginnings of this project went back to when Bule registered her Brooklyn apartment in an online marketplace that allows people to offer home hospitality service by leasing a short-term room. For more than one year she made consensual photographic portraits of her guests, at the end of their stay, complementing them with short recorded or written interviews conducted by Raquel Abend, a Venezuelan writer. Bule also collected all the communications exchanged between her and each roommate, including messages and receipts. Finally, the collaborative duo traveled to Boston and documented the experience lived there using the same room for rent service.  The resultant body of work —fed with a variety of documents: some precise and accurate, others sensitive and touching— confers a central role to word and photography, the second one mainly through understanding and empathetic portraits. With these elements, Bule has created an artistic situation that operates simultaneously as a narrative and a discourse on new economic and interpersonal relation styles that have appeared in late capitalism. The exhibition, conceived as a wall installation composed of several segments, has its starting point on the advantages of a sharing economy platform. It has been generated in the borders of the current capitalist system thanks to the confluence of technology, new organizational structures of big companies based on online network, and individual initiatives. Rising from this circumstance, however, the art proposal emphasizes its character as a metaphorical approach to the construction of new human ways of connection and cooperation emerging in today’s global world.  José Antonio Navarrete
       
     

Mamiya, 2016

In someone else’s bed is a multimedia exhibition presented at artMedia Gallery by Violette Bule, a Venezuelan artist based in New York. She has displayed photographs, texts, a video, a map and other resources inside the exhibition space.

The beginnings of this project went back to when Bule registered her Brooklyn apartment in an online marketplace that allows people to offer home hospitality service by leasing a short-term room. For more than one year she made consensual photographic portraits of her guests, at the end of their stay, complementing them with short recorded or written interviews conducted by Raquel Abend, a Venezuelan writer. Bule also collected all the communications exchanged between her and each roommate, including messages and receipts. Finally, the collaborative duo traveled to Boston and documented the experience lived there using the same room for rent service.

The resultant body of work —fed with a variety of documents: some precise and accurate, others sensitive and touching— confers a central role to word and photography, the second one mainly through understanding and empathetic portraits. With these elements, Bule has created an artistic situation that operates simultaneously as a narrative and a discourse on new economic and interpersonal relation styles that have appeared in late capitalism. The exhibition, conceived as a wall installation composed of several segments, has its starting point on the advantages of a sharing economy platform. It has been generated in the borders of the current capitalist system thanks to the confluence of technology, new organizational structures of big companies based on online network, and individual initiatives. Rising from this circumstance, however, the art proposal emphasizes its character as a metaphorical approach to the construction of new human ways of connection and cooperation emerging in today’s global world.

José Antonio Navarrete

  My bed, 2016
       
     

My bed, 2016

  Oviedo and Tommy, from Philadelphia, 2017
       
     

Oviedo and Tommy, from Philadelphia, 2017

  Marion and Isabel, from France, 2016
       
     

Marion and Isabel, from France, 2016

  Fernanda and Ryan, from São Paulo and Brooklyn, 2016   "I miss my own bed, my home, small things like having your mom knocking on your door. But when you stay with someone local, you feel part of the city", Fernanda.  "I wonder if this was Violette’s room. I wonder about the mats...", Ryan.
       
     

Fernanda and Ryan, from São Paulo and Brooklyn, 2016

"I miss my own bed, my home, small things like having your mom knocking on your door. But when you stay with someone local, you feel part of the city", Fernanda.

"I wonder if this was Violette’s room. I wonder about the mats...", Ryan.

  Michel and Husband, from Alabama, 2017
       
     

Michel and Husband, from Alabama, 2017

  Jihyem   and Jae, from Korea, 2016  
       
     

Jihyem and Jae, from Korea, 2016 

  Stacy, from Seatle, 2016
       
     

Stacy, from Seatle, 2016

  Christine and Carl, from Maryland, 2016
       
     

Christine and Carl, from Maryland, 2016

  Sally and Emily, from England, 2016
       
     

Sally and Emily, from England, 2016

  Hisataka and woman, from Japan, 2017
       
     

Hisataka and woman, from Japan, 2017

  Anna and Gary, from Nelson - Canada, 2016   "One has to be aware of the other person when sharing the bathroom or making noise or intruding in their social life. I feel more alert and sensitive", Gary.
       
     

Anna and Gary, from Nelson - Canada, 2016

"One has to be aware of the other person when sharing the bathroom or making noise or intruding in their social life. I feel more alert and sensitive", Gary.

  Oliver and Sarah, from Korea, 2017
       
     

Oliver and Sarah, from Korea, 2017

  Lauren and Will, from Texas, 2016   "We came after Día de los Muertos and it was very interesting to see the gorgeous altar she had made in remembrance and celebration of a loved one", Lauren.
       
     

Lauren and Will, from Texas, 2016

"We came after Día de los Muertos and it was very interesting to see the gorgeous altar she had made in remembrance and celebration of a loved one", Lauren.

  Miklos and his mother, from Hungary, 2016
       
     

Miklos and his mother, from Hungary, 2016

  David, from Canada, 2016
       
     

David, from Canada, 2016

  1989 Bedford Ave.
       
     

1989 Bedford Ave.

  Cape   cod  , 2017
       
     

Cape cod, 2017

  4th floor, 2017
       
     

4th floor, 2017

       
     

Dry machine, 2017 (Video)

Interviews by Raquel Abend van Dalen

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