A Colony of Drifters

Collaboration by Lani Asuncion & Emcee C. M., Master of None [Colin McMullan]

CWOS: Alternative Space Commission, the Attic
290 Goffe Street Armory, New Haven, CT
Oct. 10-11, 2015

Colin McMullan and I was commissioned to participate in City-Wide Open Studios: Alternative Space weekend with the theme DWELLING in mind. The work was designed for the dimly lit, quiet, secret space of the attic. We created a dreamlike world of images, objects, and actions. Two videos played side-by-side, one played then subsided and the other began. The work incorporates objects, materials, and themes from our individual practices along with new work we produced together for this multimedia collaborative installation.

2 channel HD video projections 15′ x 8′
Front room displayed two parallel projections, at the same time the golden house to the left and handmade boat to the right into could be viewed through parallel doorways.

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Installation materials:
handmade boat [modeled from a Irish Currach & Umiak design]:
willow saplings & split locust gunwhales, grape vine, nylon sailmaker’s twine, canvas, tar, driftwood
chess set: whittled wood, stone, metal
duck house: 1 channel video loop, cedar, dried duck feet
golden house: emergency blankets, pvc pipe, electrical tape
wooden post & sprouted acorn
pile of sprouted acorns
yak hat w/ headphones playing live 24/7 weather feed

Photo credit: Judy Rosenthal

Media:
Home Is Where The Art Is
by Brian Slattery from the New Haven Independent wrote a piece on our work in By Water.

To find out more about what influenced the making of the Golden House in this piece go to this blog this blog post that talks about the VAGABOND project. It is an extension of this concept and this collaboration is considered part of the series. white_sands_standing_still

Here is the book Colin McMullan wrote ‘A Boat to Find Christine Period,’ a small hand-stitched photocopied book in an edition of 31, documenting his research and building process, and incorporating 6 woodblock carvings and engravings, as well as some drawings and a bibliography. Copies of the book are for sale in the Emporium. Head to his webpage to view the full contents.

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City Wide Open Studios Erector Square

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CWOS 2014

Saturday & Sunday, October 25-26, 2014 @ 12-6 PM

Erector Square Studios
315 Peck Street
New Haven, CT  06513 [MAP]

Studio:
Bld. 6e/ Fl. 02/ Suit G

Come see my new video 3 SISTERS: SustainABLE and other associated works at CWOS. This is a entire weekend of viewing work and visiting artists studios, the building will be open showing hundreds of artists and their work, check out what everyone has been working on. I will have a number of new and older works for sale at a special price.

CURATOR TOURS

Sunday, October 26 @ 1-3 PM

Also my studio along with artist Rachel Bernsen & Megan Craig, Jason Friedes, David Livingston has been selected for a Curator Tour with Cathy Edwards, Director of Programming at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, CT.
If you are interested in joining this tour and helping support Artspace register and get tickets –> HERE

 

OPEN STUDIOS: Erector Square

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Two events coming up this week that I will be participating in during City Wide Studios in New Haven hosted by ArtSpace in New Haven.

Friday, Oct. 11 @ 7-9:30 PM
City Wide Open Studios will offer curator-led studio tours to preview the Erector Square Studios where I am one of the selected artists. Guest are invited to attend a cocktail party hosted by Fred Giampietro’s Erector Sq. Gallery. If you are interested in attending please follow the link to buy tickets, all raised funds go to supporting ArtSpace.
http://www.cwos.org/curatortours

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 12-13 @ 12-5 PM
Erector Square
317 Peck St.,
Bld. 07/ Floor 02/ Suit 02
New Haven, CT

The second event is CWOS at Erector Square Open Studios weekend. I will have photos and books for sale at a special price for this event. Hope you can make it out, I would love to visit!
https://www.facebook.com/events/180826778770421/

Hope you can make it out to one of these events, I would love to visit with you and share the my current work.

City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

I will be showing my work in New Haven’s City Wide Open Studios at

Erector Square  on Sat. & Sun., October 13 & 14, 2012 @ 12:00-5:00PM

Come check out my current installed video work Costa’s High Paradise [Alto Paraíso da Costa]