Art, ARGs, and Social Activism
Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
Artist Lecture. B205. California State University Stanislaus. Turlock, CA.
Art, ARGs, and Social Activism: Digital games are widely used and played to address pressing social issues, producing sustainable and positive impacts within our society. In the //Building Imagination Initiative’s Alternate Reality Game, each participant chooses a Mission to participate in. Missions revolve around creating imaginative art based solutions to Modesto’s livability issues: Education, Employment, Crime, Health Care, Housing, Transportation, Leisure, Arts & Culture, Quality of Life.
February 18 – 19th, 2011.
Deep Root Dance Collective at The Garage.
San Francisco. CA.
Deep Root Dance Collective invites you to Force Intent, an evening of collective works by Jeanne Disney, Bonner Odell, lola a. katie, and Nicole Zvarik. Explore our social landscape and its societal impacts with mermaids, terrorists, anchormen and vaginae. Live and interactive video performance of //Bii: Water
Friday, March 11, 2011.
Recursive Things, DOUBLE VISION.
Julian Scott Memorial Gallery.
Installation of //Bii: Watch (water).
In Montpelier, they’ll transform the performance space into a maze through which audience members can travel and interact with the dancers, hanging placards — with phrases such as “Rewind,” “Fast-forward” or “Pause” — around the performers’ necks that instruct them how to move. Clute and Vermont artist and interactive-exhibit designer Sherlock Terry will create live sound; California-based artist Jessica Gomula will provide a video element. Full Article.
Friday, September 18th, 2010.
Modesto International Architecture Festival.
Film Screening, State Theatre. Modesto, CA.
Screening of //Bii: Wealth.
BUILDING IMAGINATION: WEALTH
Executive Directors: Jessica Gomula + Christian Hali.
Collaborating Artistic Producers: Brittney Miller, Julie Strong, Alyssa Martinez.
A video response to Modesto’s repeated ranking as the most unlivable city of its size in the country. Modesto’s problems are many and deep rooted. Yet this ranking is in contrast to its reputation in the mid-20th century as a progressive community known for cutting edge architecture and urban design, and as one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Structured around the city’s official slogan “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” this four part video series explores the city’s livability issues primarily through its architecture and urban design in an expressive and experimental “art house” manner.
The Wealth, second in the video series, examines the economic well-being of Modesto through its residential architecture. Poetically juxtaposing highlights and architectural gems of Modesto with residential embodiments of the city’s issues of livability, such as the high rates of home foreclosure, infrastructure inequalities, poverty, crime, cost of living, and low rates of income.
August 7, 2010.
Illuminated Corridor installation.
Best of the East Bay Express.
Jack London Square, Oakland, CA.
Installation of //Bii: Water.
Big Flash of Art mini-exhibits
April 29 to May 10, 2016
The gallery will be bustling with activity during this series of mini-exhibits by Stanislaus State Bachelor of Fine Arts students. These exhibits will include not only video and digital art, but a full range of their current explorations.