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LA County Civic Artists List

June 17, 2014

LA County recently published a list of 50 locally based Civic Artists, of which I am one. The list is featured in the summer issue of Public Art Review magazine. There is a fancy downloadable booklet here.

 

M12 Collective : Residency July+Aug ’14

June 04, 2014

I will be exploring the Great Plains area of eastern Colorado this summer to work with M12 Collective. As a fellow in in the International School of Rural Education program, I will focus on developing the collective’s archive through site research, and creating a site/sound project in Byers and Last Chance, CO.

I plan to spend the month with a cello-my long lost instrument, objects I find and change, to be influenced by the wind, and build an experiential cathedral fort with different spaces for listening and presence. My goal is to record a composition and develop an exhibit with moving image and sound.

http://m12studio.org/

 

 

M12 Collective: Open Space. Yuma and Washington County Line, Colorado. 2011 – Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refoundation news

October 20, 2012


We’re working on 2013!!

Meantime, I will be presenting Refoundation at PSU’s Open Engagement social practice conference, May 18. 

Read about last summer’s project on Patricia Briggs’ Scene/Unseen blog  and 2011′s project on John Schneider’s Express article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Mural Lab : Nite Write

May 2012 : I worked with MML on their County-commissioned “Nite Write” events, gathering stories and thoughts from the public towards designing a permanent set of glow-in-the-dark murals at Dockweiller Beach. It was like Fort Hauser gave birth to 3 beach babies. Good times with the Lab!

KCET article 

http://mobilemurallab.com/

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MPT All City People’s Parade + Summer of Peace workshops

July 23, 2012

I worked on a float with Milwaukee Public Theatre this summer. The float was constructed over several public workshops at the Grand Ave mall space. Its form was a tall, central Milwaukee-style cardboard house with a fleet circling it of 5 carts piled high with the home-sculptures made in the workshops. We generated a series of phrases about home through a conversation with Olu and the Safe and Sound group, an organization for homeless youth. Their thoughts were photocopied to equal a few hundred, folded like small fortunes, contained inside smaller house pieces, and passed out in poetic gesture to onlookers during the parade to the Summer of Peace.

A journal entry about a man who inadvertently summed up this summer’s themes…”He came back tonight to work on his house, without his brother and 5 nephews this time. He said he wanted to work on his house and ‘stay out of trouble.’ When I talked to him to generate some ideas about home, we agreed: “Home is Something You Work On” and “Home is Heart and Love.” He also said his house looks ‘badass.”