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Overhauled Utah Ghost Town Opens Its Doors To Creatives Seeking Residency
By Yimin Huang, 05 Apr 2019
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It is often said that artists need solitude. Visual artist Eileen Muza goes to the extreme by becoming the only resident in Cisco, a Utah ghost town. Now, she has started a three-to-five week non-profit residency called ‘Home of the Brave’ with the help of her two sisters to get artists to try out the experience.
According to Atlas Obscura, Muza claims that when she first heard about Cisco on a flight, she did not believe it was utterly abandoned and devoid of human existence.
Her first days experimenting with living in the Utah ghost town were terrifying due to the famous criminals that have bypassed the site, including serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy. Over time and with family visits, she began to feel a connection with the site’s rich history, and saw it as a great spot for artists to participate in creative endeavors without distractions.
Only one artist can be invited at a time, and residency will take place twice a year. Muza welcomes all kinds of artists— in the broader sense of the word, including musicians, dancers, writers and visual artists like herself—to apply. For all creative souls out there, perhaps it is time to take a plunge. Visit here for more information.
[via Atlas Obscura, images via various sources]
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