La Dépendance is a cottage situated on the grounds of the cooperative Brasserie du Pont, on the outskirts of the village St.Imier,located in the Swiss Jura region. The cottage serves as space for artist projects, exhibition venue and residence.
La Dépendance is moulded by Jan van Oordt, a family of mice, some lichens and nameless circumstancial intertwinings.
La Dépendance hosts a seasonal residency program for visual artists with variable durations running usually from may until october. Coexistence, storytelling and active withdrawal, as well as margins, interdependence and relationships to “nature” constitute the working terminology in the orbit of the house.
La Dépendance Residency is meant to facilitate informal gatherings and conversations, by operating within the treshold between private and public space, and seeks to be a space of process oriented experimental noticing rather than production. A place to rest. An infectious compost.