Over the summer, Joe Hallgarten, the Interim Director of RSA Global, wrote of the RSA’s ambition to support the creation of a family of new RSA Affiliate organisations over the next five years. Since then, I’ve been working with Joe and RSA Connectors Susannah Tantemsapya and Chris Oestereich to explore an exciting opportunity for the RSA to form a partnership with Creative Migration and build a new cultural and civic hub in Thailand.
In 2008 art collective, The Canary Project, launched a worldwide effort inviting designers, illustrators, photographers, and artists to create poster-form artwork relating to any aspect of climate change and environmental justice. To date, over 500 Green Patriot Posters have been collected. See a selected collection and enjoy the film with us on October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm CT at Xavier, a new apartment building in Cabrini Green.
We’ll have refreshments and a Skype Q&A with Susannah Tantemsapya, of Creative Migration, who created the film that showcases this amazing project.
Vote Our Planet Youth Poster Workshop - all ages, led by artist and teacher Kristi Holohan.
Organized by Creative Action Network and Patagonia, in conjuction with the Brower Center's 2016 Art/Act exhibition honoring The Canary Project.
From degraded soils and fracked farmlands to dammed rivers, poisoned water and a rapidly changing climate, our planet is under immediate and increasing threat. The choices we make this November will have a direct effect on countless environmental issues at the national, state and local levels. A vote for the planet is a vote for the future—and the time to act is now.
All workshop participants will design posters with the potential for display in The Canary Project exhibition, up through February 9, 2017.
Please join in for an inspiring, creative afternoon!
The David Brower Center is pleased to present its eighth annual Art/Act Award and Exhibition, Art/Act: The Canary Projecthonoring the prolific arts initiative The Canary Project.
The exhibition provides a multimedia overview that shows the kaleidoscopic nature of its work over time. Supporting didactics, archived images and graphics trace how the work connects to the environmental movement and is informed by a theory of change. The exhibition includes selected works from the past ten years, including A History of the Future—a series of landscape photographs taken in places around the world affected by climate change; Eclipse—a video piece about the extinction of the passenger pigeon made in conversation with New Yorker writer, Elizabeth Kolbert; and Green Patriot Posters—a design campaign centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to build a sustainable economy. Also included are photographs and video from Water Gold Soil: American River, a project that examines the water issues of California through the lens of a single flow of water, and also raises deeper political and philosophical questions underlying California’s present ecological crisis.
Creative Migration is now a member of INSTAR! Founded by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera, the institute will be a hub for civic literacy in Cuba.
Stay tuned for our exciting and, of course, humorous project with NYC based artist Zefrey Throwell investigating the DIY, underground and ad hoc systems of Cuban capitalism as it collides with new influence from the United States.
Inspired by his visit to the SEYMOUR+ space, Jasmin Blasco has created a site-specific project for visitors to experience.
TRANSMISSION 5 is an audio recording in the form of a guided meditation (RT 5m54s). It is presented via headphones in the reception area of the space. This special proposition is in consonance with Blasco’s project: The First Human Born In Space.
Althought the piece was originally planned to be exhibited from May through July, it has been extended through the end of September by popular demand!
Pour la version française, cliquez ICI SEYMOUR X JASMIN BLASCO We are pleased to announce our collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Jasmin Blasco. Inspired by his visit to the SEYMOUR+ space, Jasmin has created a site-specific project for our visitors to experience. The interactive module will be accessible at SEYMOUR+ until July 31st, 2016. THE PROJECT TRANSMISSION 5: Is an audio recording in the form of a guided meditation (RT 5m54s). It will be presented via headphones in the reception area of our space. This special proposition is in consonance with Jasmin’s project: The First Human Born In Space.
BACKGROUND K_XYZ: The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco, produced by Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration. Flipping the pioneer narrative on it’s head, K_XYZ tells the story of the Native Astronaut through a series of fictional journal entries authored by a theoretical entity: The First Human Born In Space. In a series of transmissions, The First Human Born in Space examines the long term effects of the condition of outer space on the human subject, mind and body. The orbital perspective of the native astronaut provides an alien vantage point on Earth from an environment of pure technological mediation. For more info: www.thefirsthumanborninspace.com ABOUT THE ARTIST Jasmin Blasco is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches time-based media as the site where sound, image, and language conspire to generate the fictional. Through a process of research, abstraction and fiction, his practice stages the individual in problematic narratives. He lives and works in Los Angeles. Blasco holds a BFA in Music Technology from the California Institute of the Arts. He is a graduate of the Media Design Practices program at Art Center College of Design(MFA). His current research project examines the project of space exploration in its symbolic and cultural dimensions. With the collaborative research platform The NOISE INDEX, he explores the topicality of informational hunger within a framework that runs counter to expected display strategies. The works Convergence and Horizon have been exhibited in Paris and New York at Cutlog, through Fragmental Museum. He also hosts Speak My Language a monthly show of curated music on the internet radio collective Dublab. For more info: www.jasminblasco.com
Jasmin Blasco & Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration are proud to announce The First Human Born In Space’s official debut is in TILL IT’S GONE, an Exhibition on Nature and Sustainability, at the Istanbul Modern (January 13 – June 5, 2016) – featuring artists from various periods and geographies, exploring artistic positions and approaches to the ecological issues and to the world we live in.
TILL IT'S GONE is curated by Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo.
On Wednesday January 13th, Jasmin Blasco will participate in "In Conversation With Artists" the first event of TILL IT’S GONE. The exhibition curators will talk about nature and art with some of the participating artists. Reflecting various approaches regarding our world and the environment. The artists will discuss the conceptual framework of the exhibition through their own artistic practices.
The talk will start at 18.30 at the Istanbul Modern Cinema.