We are very pleased to welcome artist Dana Yahalomi, visiting artists in residence with the 18th Street Arts Center who will be offering a special 4 part workshop with the Otis MFA Public Practice program and local practitioners.
Yahalomi was a guest lecturer in the Spring of 2013 with the Fine Arts Department. Upon meeting Suzanne and being introduced to the MFA Public Practice program, we knew there was a lot of potential in collaborations together.
Yahalomi is part of a collective based in Tel Aviv called the Public Movement.
Public Movement investigates and stages political actions in public spaces as research. Exploring the political and aesthetic possibilities residing in a group of people acting together, the artists create public choreographies, forms of social order, and overt and covert rituals. Among Public Movement’s actions are: manifestations of presence, fictional acts of hatred, new folk dances, synchronized procedures of movement, spectacles, marches, inventing and reenacting moments in the life of individuals, communities, social institutions, and states.
The workshop will be situated at the Otis MFA Public Practice studio located at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica where Dana is also in residence. The workshop invites students and practitioners to engage, participate, activate and perform public space.
This program is made possible through the generous support of Artis offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Public Practice and Graduate Fine Arts programs, and the 18th Street Arts Center.
For more information or to RSVP to participate visit the Public Movement Workshop Event Page.
Image: Performing Politics for Germany, 19-27 June 2009
Several sites and public institutions in Berlin