Lobby of Reed College Library & Cooley Gallery
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
June 15, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College presents a reception and one-day video installation by Portland artist, author, and PLAZM editor Tiffany Lee Brown in conjunction with her installation—Anakena: The Easter Island Project—housed in the Cooley's Caseworks project space, located inside the Reed College Library.
Anakena: the Easter Island Project is the culmination of an interdisciplinary artwork spanning five years, seven cities, and the island of Rapa Nui. The project explores the human urge to create and procreate, and our potential to transform through art, collaboration, and ritual. For one afternoon only, a multimedia installation will accompany Tiffany’s ongoing Caseworks piece. Join Cooley director Stephanie Snyder in conversation with Tiffany at 3 pm. Selections from the project's 80-hour-long soundtrack, a collaboration with Eric Hausmann, will also be featured at the reception.
Participation is central to the work. Audiences and readers created small sculptures, poems, dances, and even a tattoo for the project. Tiffany has integrated these into art gatherings, rituals, and a zine; many of these objects, called “seeds of creativity,” are growing and evolving in the Caseworks installation, which will continue to change throughout the summer.