Craftswoman House Temporary Residence and Hinterculture: Squaring the Circle: Llano del Rio Centennial Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.
The event featured site specific installations and performances on view to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Llano del Rio Cooperative Colony, a utopian socialist community established in 1914 by Job Harriman in Southern California’s Antelope Valley. The event participants who reflect diversity in their work as historians, visual artists, filmmakers, writers, choreographers, dancers, musicians, activists, and transdisciplinary practitioners responding to questions that Llano inspires. How does site-specific place, and the historical archive relate to artists and their contemporary expression? How has the categorization of Feminism, Socialism, Utopia and Collaboration shaped artists' practices? Can we square the circle and propose evolution into an alternative future?
Projects by: Judy Branfman, Jessica Cowley and Lyra Kilston, Rachel Finkelstein. Paul Greenstein & Dydia DeLyser, Kate Hoffman, LA Art Girls, Elizabeth Leister, Moxy Fofo, Opera del Espacio, Minna Philips, Linda Ravenswood, Michelle Rozic, Mady Schutzman, Semi-Tropic Spiritualists, Stacey Spiegel, SuarezDanceTheatre and Leora Wien
Index image: Elizabeth Leister