Summer is here and with it there are many occasions to catch up with the work of current and former DIAP MFA students some of which are listed below.
DIAP MFA candidate Tiffany Zorilla
(In)Visible Guides 3–30 June 2023
Join DIAP student @ciguapacafe alongside @perfectcitynyc for their neighborhood tours and convening! (In)Visible Guides is an art and research project created by Perfect City/The Catcalling Project and residents of a Lower East Side shelter for domestic violence survivors. The project combines map-making workshops, public art installations, convenings, and publishing designed to help survivors become public advocates for better protection alternatives to policing in public space. We believe everyone benefits when our most marginalized and least visible residents have more agency in the design of our neighborhoods and cities.
DIAP MFA alum Sarah Cameron Sunde
ABOVE BELOW WATER at Culture House in Washington, DC: June 2-June 30
A two-channel version of the full durational video work, 36.5 / Te Manukanukatanga ō Hoturoa (Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa-New Zealand, 12 hours, 23 minutes, 2022) is on view throughout the month of June in Washington, DC. If you’re in the area (or know someone who is), please consider swinging by and doing some “slow-looking” or forwarding along to a friend. I was there for the opening last week and all the work is fantastic. I’m back down in DC for the Artist Talk today!
ABOVE BELOW WATER featuring the artists Monica Jahan Bose, Noël Kassewitz, Andrea Limauro, Benny Starr, and Sarah Cameron Sunde. Curated by Beth Ferraro.
Where: Culture House, 700 Delaware Ave. SW, Washington, DC, 20024
When: June 2 – June 30; Open Saturdays & Sundays 11am – 2pm; or by appointment
Artist Talk with all five artists: Sunday, June 11, 2-4 pm
More Info: culturehousedc.org/exhibtions
ABOVE BELOW WATER takes a deeper look at the current global climate change crisis related to rising sea levels, culture, and how we stay connected. From Bangladesh to Anacostia, Aotearoa-New Zealand to South Carolina, each piece explores both processes and the outcome, weaving together who and what belongs with us, now and in the future. The exhibit is part of DC Flood Awareness Week and sponsored by the District Department of Energy and Environment.
DIAP MFA alum Jean Carla Rodea
She is collaborating with with Asiya Wadud (poetry) and DIAP MFA fellow Art Jones (projection mapping), and TISSUB (wearable sculpture).
About the work: All Your Sojourns Have Led to This (Continuum)
After establishing methodologies of invisibility, opacity, and disappearance as ways of not being seen or recognized, All Your Sojourns Have Led to This (continuum) moves toward a framework of hauntology that seeks to bring to light apparitions that continue to exert a powerful influence on our present reality. This involves a deep engagement with the material traces of the past, such as monuments, archives, and personal narratives, as well as an attentiveness to the more intangible aspects of haunting, such as the emotions and affective resonances that can arise when confronting complex legacies. Through the potential of the body, voice, image, and sound, I accept the embodied past as a force that is never entirely gone and can continue to shape our lives unexpectedly.