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Father Figure Collage workshop with Marcus Kuiland-Nazario

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Camera Obscura Art Lab

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Santa Monica, CA 90401

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18th Street Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Marcus Kuiland-Nazario leads a collage workshop in conjunction with MACHO STEREO, a project and exhibit on view at 18th Street from June 1 to July 26, 2019. Participants of all genders are welcome to attend any or all of the Father Figure workshops to create autobiographical collages about themselves and their Father or Father Figure.

If you can, please bring pictures, documents, photographs, deeds, certificates, awards, diplomas, ephemera significant to the history of your father, especially if they feature you as well! These images will be carefully duplicated on a color copier to form the basis of your Father Figure collage. All items will be handled with care and returned at the end of the workshop.

Workshops will open with a participatory discussion about our Father Figures led by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario in consultation with MACHO STEREO collaborator and therapist Mario Prietto. Workshops are for adults 18+ of all genders. Materials will be supplied.

MACHO STEREO is a new body of work by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario based on the 1955 Mexican novel, Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo. The story, which hinges on the reunion between an estranged father and son, has been influential in Latin America but remains largely unknown in the United States. Kuiland-Nazario will create a performance and installation in the Atrium Gallery at 18th Street Arts Center, based on interviews and developed in a group process led by the artist and a team of cis-male artists including Paul Donald, Michael Anthony Ibarra, and Mario Prietto. The project will culminate with a video installation in the gallery, featuring an original musical score, which will debut during 18th Street's Pico Block Party on Saturday, June 1, 2019. More at 18thstreet.org/artists/marcus-kuiland-nazario

Other MACHO STEREO events:

Workshops at Brentwood Art Center
4/10 & 4/17, 6-8pm

Public Interviews at Santa Monica Main Library Lobby
4/4, 11am-2pm; 4/6, 11:30am-1:30pm; 4/11, 3-6pm; 4/13, 2-5pm; 4/18, 5-8pm

Book Club discussions at:
Pico Branch 5/7, 7pm
Ocean Park Branch 5/11, 2pm
Montana Branch 5/13, 7pm

Exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center 6/1-6/26, reception 6/1, 3pm.


Los Angeles native Marcus Kuiland-Nazario is an artist, curator and producer who is a 30 year veteran of the LA art and performance scenes. He is a founding artist and or co founder of Viva! the nation's first Latino Gay and Lesbian Arts Organization, The 18th Street Arts Center, Highways Performance Space, Clean Needles Now, Max 10 Performance Lab and Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Kuiland-Nazario was also a co-director of Crazyspace, a time-based performance gallery, along with Asher Hartman, Michael Sakamoto, Carol McDowell, Rochelle Fabb and Curt Lemieux. His performance works have been included in national and international festivals, including the Rapture Festival at the ICA London, and the Rompeforma Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In Los Angeles, Kuiland-Nazario has performed at L.A.C.E., The Mark Taper Forum, USC, UCLA, Track 16, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, and many underground/night club/alternative sites including the streets. He has also been a contributing writer at the LA Weekly.

Kuiland-Nazario was an active member of ACT UP Los Angeles and co-produced their notorious sex positive warehouse party fund raisers. He also hosted an iteration of NYC's legendary, Clit Club in his apartment, and was a member of the collective Powers of Desire. His current work, a series of album interventions/performances titled Maxi Kitsch has been exhibited in San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. For PST/LALA Kuiland-Nazario curated and produced VARIEDADES at The Mayan (A performance art variety show including works by Rafa Esparza, Nao Bustamante, Alice Bag, Dorian Wood, Selene Luna and Cheech Marin) and created a video installation titled Si Pero No that was part of Self Help Graphics Day of the Dead exhibition.

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Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway. By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking. Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information. Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock.

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The Camera Obscura Art Lab hosts six artists-in-residence annually, and offers workshops with a changing roster of residents and teaching artists. Here you can learn dance moves, polish your writing, sew a seam, check out artists at work and find a creative community! Weekly hangouts with artists through our ongoing studio residency program as well as workshops and one-off experiences bring changing perspectives on a variety of artistic practice. Our community space offers room for you to develop your own creativity and learn from others. It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, where our mid-century building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. Visit santamonica.gov/camera or check our current list of events.

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