getting ready for take off: looks ahead and back

I am preparing for my trip to Canada on 24 July. Before heading for Newfoundland where I will attend a 6 weeks residency in Terra Nova National Park, I will make a ‘detour’ via Ottawa to meet colleagues and friends I made during my last year’s residency at Centre Daimon (actually located in Gatineau, on the other side of Ottawa river; and to meet with architect/urbanist Mark. T. Brandt to discuss possible ways of cooperation for a project on a shared passion: the Chaudiere Islands. These Islands lie in the Ottawa river below the Canadian parliament and on the border between Ontario and Quebec. Mark and I got in contact after he saw my virtual panorama tour on the islands that is based on footage I collected in 2010.  (

It won’t be my first time in Newfoundland either: My first long distance residency took me 2 months to Pouch Cove, North of St. John’s, in 2007. To make it short: Newfoundland changed my life as an artist (and to a certain extent as a human being as well…): Since I saw and experienced this wilderniss and rough beauty, I began to use video and started to experiment with other digital techniques as well. Moreover, I became a travel addict. I am now collecting most of the footage for my work during residencies abroad, being inspired and challenged by foreign surroundings and phenomena.

So: Can’t wait to take off again!

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About Rona Rangsch

Rona Rangsch studied physics at the Universities of Cologne and Saarbrücken where she graduated in 1996. After scientific research activities at several renowned institutions she made physics her hobby to start a carreer as a media artist. She was trained in multimedia design at ca-medien.colleg Essen and attended Kunstakademie Düsseldorf as a guest student. Rona was awarded a number of international residency and research grants. Besides exhibiting her own work in Germany and abroad she co-curates the exhibition and residency programs of Künstlerhaus Dortmund where she is a member since 2003. (

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