Monday, November 21, 2011
Just a few updates of things around the DAC Universe.
Robby Herbst, who is presenting his project New Pyramid for the Capitalist System in February, has been interviewed about Occupy LA, his performances and related matters:
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are interviewed about their newest Feng Shui performance at 0047: http://www.kunstkritikk.com/nyheter/feng-shui-som-kuratorisk-verktoy/
(The site is in Norwegian, but the video is in English). Bergman and Salinas exhibition this fall at DAC was arranged in consultation with a Feng Shui master.
DAC Director Karl Erickson wrote a short essay at the Dumbo.is site about the economy as an exhibition theme, collaboration and community: http://dumbo.is/culture/posts/guest-post-art-and-the-economy-with-dac
Sunday, November 13, 2011
(Adam Overton sharing a workshop)
Last October, DAC was privileged to have an esteemed member of the experimental meditation center los angeles by to lead a work of experimental meditation practices. A small group headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park for an afternoon of exploration.
The experimental meditation center of los angeles is a frame[work], a magic circle, a safe space, a temporary autonomous zone, a performance space... for the facilitation of artist-led meditations. We’ll be exploring some meditation best hits, plus some full-throated group meditation strategies good for beginners and gurus alike. The experimental meditation center of los angeles has no center!
I had a chance to have a quick conversation with Adam Overton over email about the center, laughing and more.
Karl Erickson: The experimental meditation center of los angeles (and all of your related projects) all have a lot of humor to them. Is there something that the humor lets you do, that maybe you couldn't do if you approached the spiritual angle straight-faced?
KE: Any thoughts on "laughing yoga"?
KE: Do you think there is a spiritual difference between NYC and LA?
KE: Is spirituality an end to your art practice or a means?
(meditaters in Brooklyn Bridge Park)