Project Embodied, 2017-ongoing

Project Embodied, 2017-ongoing

Listening Garden, 2017

Listening Garden, 2017

Listening Garden was a curatorial project that gave time and space for various 'acts of listening'. Inside the garden, Natalie Mik acted as a gardener whose role was to invite artists into the garden to unfold their creative expressions; to entertain the public audience by dancing and writing poems; to make tea; to groom the plants and to sweep the floor. 

Listening Garden acted as a transforming and living archival environment which was activated by the imaginative force of the guest artists (Kiyomi Fukui, Seek Ceramics/Grace Eunchong, Shea Vititow, Gregory Lenczucki), the growing and fading plants, and ultimately by the visitors who located their thoughts and energy inside the garden. In the Listening Garden, ‘listening’ meant ‘paying true attention’ to ourselves and our surroundings. Listening Garden was a transformation of the art gallery into a place for rest, touch, feel, taste, smell and listen without typical gallery limitations. The garden required some attention and delicacy from the audience. In this respect, Listening Garden was also an indicator of social connection and codes of public behavior.

 

Photo: Kelly Hamilton

Listening Garden, 2017

Listening Garden, 2017

Listening Garden

Listening Garden

Tracing Tomorrow, 2016

Tracing Tomorrow, 2016

Tracing Tomorrow was a collaborative curatorial project with artist Michael Nannery, which examined artistic strategies for sustainability. From environmental to cultural, from economic to sociopolitical sustainability - participating artists responded to what they believe is valuable and urgent to be preserved and sustained. 

The project culminated in a group exhibition at the Collective Arts Incubator Los Angeles, highlighting the artists' processed-oriented, performative and participatory aspects of their works. Participating artists were Rob Brown, Krista Feld, Kiyomi Fukui, Narsiso Martinez, Neil Mathis, Troy Rounseville, Miggie Wong, Michael Nannery and Natalie Mik.

Poetics of Relation, 2016

Poetics of Relation, 2016

Poetics of Relation was an exhibition that investigated notions and modalities of interdisciplinarity in artistic expressions. Éduard Glissant's same-titled book 'Poetics of Relation' was used as an inspiration and as a theoretical framework for this exploration. The project suggested interdisciplinarity as a hopeful and performative force that can invent a new language and a new way of knowledge production toward more understanding among different cultures. 

The exhibition was on view at the DAC Gallery in Los Angeles and featured works by Matthew Grant Anson, Kiyomi Fukui, Cheryl Humphreys, Olga Lah, Elena Manferdini, Mike Mcmullen, Michael Nannery and Miggie Wong. The art catalog was designed by Arms Studio.

 

Photo: Erin Wolfe. 

Poetics of Relation, 2016

Poetics of Relation, 2016

Poetics of Relation was a curatorial project that investigated notions and modalities of interdisciplinarity in artistic expressions. Éduard Glissant's same-titled book 'Poetics of Relation' was used as inspiration and as a theoretical framework for this exploration. The project suggests interdisciplinarity as a hopeful and performative force that can invent a new language and knowledge towards more tolerance and equality among different cultures. 

The exhibition was on view at the DAC Gallery in Los Angeles and featured works by Matthew Grant Anson, Kiyomi Fukui, Cheryl Humphreys, Olga Lah, Elena Manferdini, Mike Mcmullen, Michael Nannery and Miggie Wong. the art catalog was designed by Arms Studio.

Photo: Erin Wolfe

Poetics of Relation, 2016

Poetics of Relation, 2016

Poetics of Relation was a curatorial project that investigated notions and modalities of interdisciplinarity in artistic expressions. Éduard Glissant's same-titled book 'Poetics of Relation' was used as inspiration and as a theoretical framework for this exploration. The project suggests interdisciplinarity as a hopeful and performative force that can invent a new language and knowledge towards more tolerance and equality among different cultures. 

The exhibition was on view at the DAC Gallery in Los Angeles and featured works by Matthew Grant Anson, Kiyomi Fukui, Cheryl Humphreys, Olga Lah, Elena Manferdini, Mike Mcmullen, Michael Nannery and Miggie Wong. the art catalog was designed by Arms Studio.

Photo: Erin Wolfe.