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Arts in the One World

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM (PST)

Arts in the One World

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Performance artist, cultural theorist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, art-activists the Beehive Collective, Robby Herbst of Llano del Rio Collective, Hirokazu Kosaka, Casa del Tunel (Tijuana), Cornerstone Theater Company and Los Angeles Poverty Department, and others will convene at California Institute of the Arts as part of the sixth annual Arts in the One World conference.

 

Sharing Strategies for Change: Transdisciplinarity*Interconnectivity*Context-based Practices

January 27-29, 2011

 

Draft agenda – subject to change

 

Saturday, January 29

9:30 open

10:00 Presentation/Conversation:  Location: Coffee House

Strategies for mapping beyond borders

  • Map For An Other LA (Robby Herbst, Llano del Rio Collective)
  • Social Consciouness in the Mega-Metropolis: Tijuana/Los Angeles (Luis and Gerda Govina Ituarte, Casa del Tunel)
  • Islands of LA (Ari Kletzky)
  • Studio of Southern California History (Sharon Sekhon)

12:00 lunch break

Afternoon: Concurrent workshops/presentation

1:00-2:00 Presentation/Demonstration: Location : Coffee House

Building Queer Future Worlds (micha cardenas)

  • micha cardenas will talk about transdisciplinary and performative strategies engaged in  “Building Queer Future Worlds” and recent collaborations with Elle Mehrmand, virus.circus and Becoming Transreal. The projects confront the difficulty of imagining futures of control and resistance, a major step in the process of creating change. Videos of these pieces, which took place in “real life” and second life simultaneously, using motion capture and wearable sensors, may be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/12863207, http://vimeo.com/16869351

1:00-3:00 Workshop: Location: Faculty Center

Workshop: Location: Faculty Center

Creating A Sense of Place In A Digital World (Sharon Sekhon/Studio for Southern California History)

  • This workshop provides examples of online place-based multimedia projects that explore issues of social justice and public history. Sharon Sekhon will briefly review of A People’s Guide to LA (2004); The Holiday Bowl History Project (2004); The Evergreen Cemetery History Project (2009); among others. Each example provides varying levels of new media. Participants will work on interactive mapping exercises that will be shared with the workshop at the end. Participants should come prepared to observe and record the world around them (example: camera, sketchbook, journal, video camera). You will be asked to share your observations and work with Sekhon in order to create a memory map of the day’s experience at www.the-memory-bank-project.com.

3:00 Workshop: Location: Main Gallery

Graphics for the Commons: Collaborative Image Making with the Beehive Design Collective (Zeph Fishlyn – Beehive Collective)

  • Join us for a hands-on collaborative image-making workshop! We’ll be practicing some of the tools we use to create giant graphics that weave personal stories into global contexts:
    • first hand story gathering
    • systems analysis
    • visual mapping
    • ecological metaphors that tell human stories
    • collaborative design and illustration
    • editing and synthesis
  • Please bring your favorite drawing supplies and paper to share! We’ll be brainstorming and sketching ideas. We encourage folks at all drawing-skills levels to come!

5:30 Potluck

6:30 opportunity to attend LAPD performance - depart for HIGHWAYS (Santa Monica, CA):

Los Angeles Poverty Department: STATE OF INCARCERATION (performance begins at 8:30)

7:00 Close

Have questions about Arts in the One World? Contact California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

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CalArts

24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM (PST)


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