posted by on 2003.07.05, under Uncategorized

My friend Seema Kapur informed me of an event at Crazy Space tonight. Check it out…

Crazy Space, in conjunction with Highways Performance Space and Artist

Network Refuse & Resist, is proud to present:

DOWN TO IT is an exhibition of performance, video,  film and product and part

of WIDE AWAKE, an alternative independence day celebration to take place

throughout July 5, beginning at 3 o’clock.  The reception for DOWN TO IT opens Saturday, July 5, 8:00-10:30PM.

In DOWN TO IT, six young artists react against oppressive governmental and corporate structures that dictate mainstream cultural values. Using video and film, performance and product, the artists invite the viewer to question and elaborate on his or her own position in the current era of dissent. In her video “Sheep” SONI KUM, an artist of North Korean heritage raised in Japan, faces her ineffectuality here in the “home of  the brave.” Intervening in Wal-Mart consumer culture, MATT LUCERO reclaims and reorganizes public space in his treatment of mass marketed graffiti shirts. SEEMA KAPUR’s horrifically blonde film projection shot at 800 fps reminds us of the cruel pressures of being “other.” Her collaborative work with HARUKO TANAKA turns INS marital packets into humorous tools for resistance and survival. EVELYN SERRANO reinvestigates the experience of homelessness under Castro’s Cuba and YANIRA CARTAGENA’s mixed media installation offers both a critique and reexamination of US political narratives that oppose living reality and the experience ofmarginalized  populations.

WHERE: Crazy Space

18th Street Arts Complex

1629 18th St., #2

Santa Monica, CA 90404

One block north of Olympic, near Bergamot Station

WHEN: July 5, 2003, 8:00-10:30PM

INFORMATION ABOUT DOWN TO IT: (310) 829-9789

ADMISSION TO CRAZY SPACE: Free

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WIDE AWAKE: (310) 315.1459

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