Other title: Tree, Council, Template. Installation at CSP and two off-site locations.
Poster maker and political artist Doug Minkler talks about his experience creating the collaborative large scale "U.S. Out of Central America" sculpture in the Emeryville Mudflats and his feelings about its subsequent demolition a day later. He discusses making and exhibiting political art, selling work on Telegraph Avenue and being left with the lesson of the Mudflats experience that, there, "a small group of people could have a big effect, that the number of people that saw that sculpture, even on one day, was profound"
2009 inventory of the trees on the California College of the Arts Oakland campus
In the Fall semester of 2016, CCA Faculty Kari Marboe and Capp Street Project Archive Curator Jennine Scarboro teamed up for the Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio (UDIST) course Activate Archive: Capp Street Project. During the class students were introduced to the CSP Archive, researched the process, intention,and realization of projects sponsored by CSP and used their research to inspire their own new collaborative and individual site-specific works. The course culminated in a campus exhibition In CCA's Oliver Art Center.
Our newest artists book acquisitions are from Land and Sae, a small press based in Oakland, CA, run by Maria Otero Aand Chris Duncan (CCA Alumnas). From the publisher: Land and Sea began during the final days of 2009 and have consistently been punlishing small editions of books and records by artists from the bay area and beyond. Under the same moniker, Chris and Maria organize gatherings that celebrate the artists the artists they work with as well as the communities they are apart of. Land and Sea are proud to have their editions in the collections of the SFMOMA, The Berkeley Art Museum, Standford Liubrary, and the NYMOMA.
You've Got to Turn it Around' is a two part installation featuring work by Danielle Genzel and Beryl Bevilacque. Both artists use glitch and error in their practice to explore personal or familial archive.
In 'You've Got to Turn it Around' Bevilacque appropriates unintentional recordings which her mother captured while attempting to photograph a subject at the other end of her device. The artists writes "We cannot see what she attempted to record in the moving image, but we can see her emotional reactions to those events." Bevilacque continues, "This angle looks like a video chat, but in those cases, the cell phone user engages with another person. Our engagement here is single channel."
Similarly in work titled 'Reduction' Genzel deconstructs her family archive through analogue and digital agents,'searching for action around the edges'. Genzel writes "Through the use of these digital tools I aim to both clarify and distort the read of a single image." Genzel continues," I see this as a moment of comparison…
Time Covers All is a display of work by artist and photographer Georgina Reskala's. Reskala's practice deals with phantom limbs, memories that didnt occur and what it means to capture a fleeting moment through the lens of a camera.The artist writes "I recreate moments which I didn't experience. I am interested in the vague intensity of memories in relation to the elusive passage of time."
This display includes artist books from California College of the Art's Arts Book Collection which speak to the Reskala's body of work. This selection includes Palimpsest by Ann Lovett and Riceboy Sleeps by Jon Thor Birgisson and Alex Somers.
The display was curated in a collaboration between Georgina Reskala and Amelia Brod. It is on view at the Meyer and Simpson Library until February 17th
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