Summercamp is a home in the neighborhood in El Sereno, Los Angeles designed and built by Al Kaelin in 1950. The homemade modern house, full of pass-throughs and secret spaces, currently functions as an artist live/work space and hosts Project Project, Founded by Fatima Hoang, Elonda Billera, and Janice Gomez, Project Project showcases exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, screenings and events by activating multiple parts of the property – installing works in the sloping backyard, projecting videos on the living room ceiling, and showcasing musical performances in the old goat pen.
For Fall Residency I, the eight artists, Chelsea Dean, Falcon Eddy, Corinne Kamiya, Justin Michell, Gina Osterloh, Julie Schustack, Christian Tedeschi, and Bari Ziperstein will propel this energy by building an interpretation of Summercamp’s Project Project inside the gallery; pulling from past exhibitions, honing the history of the house, and making it mobile. Dealing with the themes of home in transition, function into entropy, connectedness and resourcefulness – the on-site collaboration will be an active part of the process and a learning experience for Cypress College exhibition design students who will assist in the construction, events, and docent tours of the show.
Installed works in the gallery span from densely textured architectural photographs, a miniature kitchen in a fruit fly trap and sets inspired by pass-throughs to a large scale tape installation. Each laying the foundation for open collaborative interaction with works such as a fully functional staircase made from salvaged wood which can double as bleachers to watch Falcon Eddy’s performance. Trying to make sense of movement and memory, Corinne Kamiya will be featured in Guestroom. In Kamiya’s 1 inch = 1mm scale apartment, she creates a portable safety among the chaos of change.
A closing panel conversation: non locality and the transference of space, energy and memory moderated by Tarra Stevenson, writer and; educator will include panelists: Carol Cheh, performance art writer, David P. Earle IV, artist, writer and educator; Douglas Rompasky, nomadic computer programmer--traveling for the past two years around the world on his bicycle, Christian Tedeschi, the artist representative of the current exhibition, and Liza Wade Green, performing artist who will be at Summercamp for a residency at the end of October.
Cypress College Gallery will be open from September 7 to September 29 for the public to view the installation process and collaborations with Cypress College students culminating in a reception on Thursday, September 30 from 6 to 8pm to view the completed project. The completed project will be on view from September 30 – October 28, 2010.
For more information please visit summercampprojectproject.blogspot.com