Dorit Cypis Brings Social Engagement and Experimentation to Over 18th Street Gallery

Organization 18th Street Arts Center
Hours Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 05:00pm


Opening starts at October 23,2010 06:00pm
Opening ends at October 23,2010 10:00pm
Address 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, Ca, United States
Phone 310 453-3711
Start October 23, 2010
End December 17, 2010
Closed Sunday, Saturday

Artist Dorit Cypis’ project entitled, FabLab (looking for patterns). As Cypis converts the 18th Street Gallery into her personal research lab, the walls become her canvas for experimentation strewn with her text and images. Fablab foregrounds archival research towards discovering new or overlapping patterns in Cypis seminal investigation on engagement across personal and cultural differences. The patterns the artist uncovers will be manifested through video, digital and audio installations and textual and visual materials. During the last month of her project, Cypis will host four interactive community workshops inviting creative professionals in education, mediation, social activism and somatic arts. They will engage with the information and adapt the patterns into tools for their own personal and social engagement needs. Additionally, Cypis will present a performative event that is as whimsical as it may be practical, inviting the public to witness the artist as she inner/inter reflects and scrutinizes her own work. 

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