Charlotte Daniëlse & Julia Tröscher
Charlotte Daniëlse (1996, NL), is a Dutch artist living and working in Ghent, Belgium. She obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fine Arts, with a specialization in photography at the Royal School of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent, Belgium. Her work moved on towards a more multidisciplinary approach and fluctuates in a playful way between installation, sculpture and photography/video.
Julia Tröscher (1997, AT), is an Austrian artist living and working in Antwerp, Belgium. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2021, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. In September she will go on to do the Premaster programme in Fine Art at Sint Lucas, Antwerpen. Her multidisciplinary practice spans across installation, video, sound, and text.
Where are you from and how does that affect your work?
We grew up in different countries: Charlotte in the Netherlands close to the sea, and Julia in Austria surrounded by high mountains. In almost every work that Charlotte makes there is an element of water, and Julia uses lots of rocks and soil. So the place we come from has subconsciously crawled its way into our practices.
Where do you find inspiration?
Both of us are fascinated by the aspect of how nature is a caring system: it nurtures and communicates on a deep level. We see this in how we communicate with each other today, with phones and worldwide networks, all the cables everywhere connecting us through land and sea…. like the roots of a tree.
What do you expect to learn from a residency in Bosacademie?
We found roots and plugs sticking out of the ground in our backyard and we couldn’t figure out where they came from, since we don’t have a big tree there. We followed them all the way to Het Bos. Turns out they are everywhere. So we decided to make this place here our archaeology site where we will dig up as much as we can find. We heard rumors of a feast that happened on this location decades ago, coming out of a tree and nurturing and feeding everything around it. We will be working hard to excavate this story so you too can get your feet a bit dirty finding a spot by the tree and plug into the stories that run through its roots. We don’t have a set expectation from our residency in Bosacadmie, except for that its an experiment for us. It is our first time working together, so we are excited to see what will come out of our collaboration. We can say that rocks and tales of feasts will be dug up and there will be lots of sweat and dirt. You’ll have to come and see!
Tell us about your favorite medium.
We both tell stories with our work, but in different ways. Here at the Bosacademie we joined forces to create an environment together that submerges you while you are here. The main thematic ingredients we want to use are caring for and communicating with each other, and make these timeless feelings visible through an installation.
When is your favorite time of day to create?
We both like to create in the morning when nothing has run through the wires yet and everything is really calm and fresh.