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Manufacturing a Sense of Place

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Manufacturing a Sense of Place, May 2011 Cement, Steel, Iron, Sound, Textiles, Foam Installation © Stacey Kalkowski
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Manufacturing a Sense of Place, May 2011 Cement, Steel, Iron, Foam, Sound, Textiles Installation © Stacey Kalkowski
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Manufacturing a Sense of Place, May 2011 Steel 6' W X 3' H X 12" D © Stacey Kalkowski
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Manufacturing a Sense of Place, May 2011 Cement, Foam, Steel 7' H X 4' W X 4" D © Stacey Kalkowski
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Manufacturing a Sense of Place, May 2011 Cement, Steel, Iron, Foam, Sound, Textiles Installation © Stacey Kalkowski
Manufacturing a Sense of Place
Curated by: Stacey Kalkowski

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
May 14th, 2011 - May 28th, 2011
Opening: May 14th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.calstatela.edu/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
PHONE:  
323-343-4040
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday - Thursday 12:00-5:00pm, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm
TAGS:  
mixed-media, digital, installation, conceptual, abstract, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Stacey Kalkowski presents her newest installation Manufacturing a Sense of Place.  Her work continues to explore the transformation of how the vastness of space, largely an abstract concept of freedom and infinite expansion experienced primarily by the mind, becomes place – specifically Los Angeles.  Place, a tangible and defined unit of space is associated with security and is primarily experienced through the body by the five senses.  Within an urban setting, individual and cultural concepts of space overlap with the actuality of populated and constructed place.

 

Using common building materials such as concrete, steel, and foam, this installation literalizes a Los Angeles icon to stage a physical journey from the westside to the eastside of the city.  Layered audio gives a glimpse of Stacey’s perception of the cities boundaries, exposing that overlaps of place and space blur the seemingly unyielding borders that exist between individuals, neighborhoods, cultures and nature.