Camera Obscura Art Lab Artists in Residence

Ron Squared at COAST, 2017 / Photo by Jason Abraham


  • Max King Cap

    January 9 – April 17, 2019

    Multidisciplinary artist Max King Cap continues his Broadsides series of  politically radical text statements and creates new paintings for his Exonerated series, which memorializes the experience of incarcerated people. He will also work on a play about power and powerlessness titled 59 Inches, and lead flash playwriting, manifesto writing, and painting workshops.

    Public Workshops, final event, and interview

  • DaEun Jung

    January 9 – April 17, 2019

    Choreographer DaEun Jung is composing an “Earthian Folk Dance,” conceived as a vernacular dance for all residents of the planet. As a bi-cultural Korean American choreographer, she draws upon traditional Korean dance and contemporary movement practices in her work, which challenges notions of authorship. She also combines a deep investigation into traditional movement forms and aleatory practices. Jung presents workshops in drumming, mask making, and traditional and contemporary dance. 

    Public Workshopsfinal event, and interview

  • Dahn Gim

    April 24 – July 31, 2019

    Sculptor Dahn Gim creates a series of sound/kinetic sculptures made of collected seaside waste and plastic remnants from 3D printers, with a focus on transforming and recontextualizing notions of trash and debris.

    Public Workshopsfinal event and interview

  • Alex Wand

    April 24 – July 31, 2019

    Composer Alex Wand works on a  sound collage  that interprets the ocean views as seen from the Camera Obscura. Sonification is one focus of his practice, which also includes investigations into just intonation, folk music, sound art, and music for performance.

    Public Workshopsfinal event, and interview

  • Natalja Kent

    August 7 – November 13, 2019

    Photographer Natalja Kent continues a project called Movement Artifact, and will utilize the residency as a platform to to engage with the public in both embodiment and generative practices. This will take the form of various group movement and meditation events followed by cyanotype printmaking.

    Upcoming Public Workshopsfinal event and interview

  • Mimi Haddon

    August 7 – November 13, 2019

    Costume Designer and Photographer Mimi Haddon will be working with the idea of adaptations and territories through mask, costume and movement. Haddon will document the archetypes and characters that the participants create, for a book about the newly forged narratives and communities that emerge out of the process.

    Upcoming Public Workshops, final event and interview.