Camera Obscura Announces 2019 Line-up for Artist Residency Program
Line-up features six artists working in dance, painting, mixed media, theater, sound art, and photography
January 29, 2019
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Three pairs of artists are in residence at the Camera Obscura in Palisades Park for fourteen weeks each. The residency program offers local artists temporary studio space and opportunity to share their work and process with the public. For more information about Camera Obscura’s Artist Residency program, click here.
January 9 – April 17, 2019:
Multidisciplinary artist Max King Caphttps://maxkingcap.com continues his Broadsides series of politically radical text statements and creates new paintings for his Exoneratedseries, 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.
Choreographer DaEun Jung https://www.daeunjung.com 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, and combines a deep investigation into traditional movement forms and aleatory practices. Jung presents workshops in drumming,
April 24 – July 31, 2019:
Sculptor Dahn Gim http://www.dahngim.com 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.
Composer Alex Wand http://www.alexwand.com works on a sound collage that interprets the ocean views as seen from
August 7 – November 13, 2019:
Photographer Natalja Kent
Artifact, and will utilize the residency as a platform 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.
Costume Designer and Photographer, Mimi Haddon http://www.mimihaddon.com, will be working with the idea of adaptations and territories through mask, costume
Max King Cap is a visual and media artist from Chicago who now lives in Los Angeles. His work has also been seen in galleries and museums in Vienna, New York, Stuttgart and numerous other cities in Europe and the US. Among several
Dahn Gim was born in Busan (Republic of Korea), raised in Toronto (Canada) and now lives and works in Los Angeles (United States). Gim explores a wide range of media and techniques to create her work such as sound, video, textile, drawing, digital prints, sculpture, and performance. Gim has received fellowships from
Mimi Haddon uses fiber sculpture as a tool to explore the themes of archetypes. She prefers to show her work outside of the gallery walls and in public or unexpected locations and enjoys the freedom of responding to spaces not normally reserved for artistically charged notions. Through her use of color, light and awkward body references, she infuses a sense of humor into her creature-like sculptures. She attributes her fascination with combining humor and post-apocalyptic themes to the many thousands of hours watching I Love Lucy and Twilight Zone reruns as a child. Since graduating with her MFA in Fiber Art in December 2017, she has collaborated with Heidi Duckler Dance Company, creating costumes and soft sculptures for their site-specific performances. She is currently working on a coffee table book about Palace Costume
DaEun Jung is a dance maker, dancer, and dance teacher. Rooted in her Korean dance/cultural background,
Natalja Kent is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her practice investigates embodiment, movement, flaws
Alex Wand is a Grammy Award-winning musician and composer based in Los Angeles. His music has been described as having “melody lines that can circle through one’s head for days after listening, begging to be rewound and re-listened and timbres and layers that are supremely joyful and poignant and at times absolutely laid bare in their sincerity” (New Classic LA). Alex performs as a solo artist and in Desert Magic and the Partch Ensemble. He often collaborates with filmmakers, dancers, and coders, to create music scores that involve his interests in just intonation, sonification, folk music, and sound art. Originally from Detroit, he studied music composition at the University of Michigan and at CalArts with composers Bright Sheng, Michael Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz.