Visual artist Suzanne Morlock and invited collaborators Anitra Freeman, Margaret Johnson, Katmondu, Glenn Messersmith and Teresa Reeves undertook a process of experimental exchange for this one month residency. Bound by a common conceptual concern – homelessness, it formed the them for this exploration and is culminating in an evening of visual and performance response.
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3pm Sunday September 4th, east side of Key Arena, Seattle Center, Seattle Washington
Anitra Freeman reads from the anthology The Sisterhood of Homeless Women in Poetry, while artist Suzanne Morlock knits.
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In the spirit of this year’s Office of Arts and Culture Sculpture Walk theme – spectacle, Glenn Messersmith and Suzanne Morlock, have created a twist on our interests in celebrating craft technique in new and inventive ways at a big scale. We looked at the bollards around Key Arena, and found them ripe to be playfully transformed into enormous balls of yarn! So this week 21 bollards on the east side of Key Arena have been transformed into Great Balls of Yarn! …and there's more »
Through an invitation to participate in a group exhibition in NYC entitled Internal Politics: Great Expectations, Suzanne submitted Like You, Like Me, an audio collage which features the brave stories of people in Seattle who are currently experiencing homelessness or have experienced homelessness in the recent past. These compelling stories resonate with humanness, strength and struggle. Eleven voices in this collage are those of Real Change News vendors in Seattle, Washington.
With the recent release of the 2016 One Night Count (which increased with 733 more people sleeping out unsheltered), in conjunction with exhibitions 35 Live and UN[contained] presented by the Center on Contemporary Art, Morlock will participate in a pop-up exhibition on Saturday, March 12, from 6-10pm in Georgetown, as part of the monthly Georgetown Art Attack. Conceived of as an extra special evening of creativity by CoCA in conjunction with the Equinox open studios at 6555 5th Ave S., Seattle WA.
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Toward the end of our residency we collaborated with Osteria da Filippo hosting movie nights! Osteria da Filippo is a local Italian osteria owned by Filippo who married a local woman and who shares his native Italian culture through food in Old Rauma. Suzanne and Glenn hosted 4 Wednesdays of art biographies at the Osteria. Filippo was excited to have some entertainment at the Osteria and was gracious about making a poster and spreading the word. …and there's more »
November opened with the completion of the fabrication of Flight of Fancy — poles, ropes, lace were carefully assembled to be installed in Parpansali Park.
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Since the last post we have hatched a variety of projects in addition to the community public art work which was featured in Länsi-Suomi on 07 October. We held an “open door” as the Finnish refer to an open house where the public is invited to come see a work in progress. We had many interesting conversations with community members in awe of …and there's more »
This post appeared on Länsi-Suomi’s (the newspaper of the Rauma region) website (English translation follows):
Keskustassa vallitsi Minihysteria
Lauantaipäivällä keskuspuistossa ja keskustan liikkeissä järjestetty Rauman Minihysteria …and there's more »