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TIPPING POINT: Love Letters, Portals and Rebellions.

“How to hold this moment of environmental precarity in which we exist…? 13 artists and multiple collaborators respond in resilient and poetic ways:
Kim Anno, Claudia Borgna, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality (Heidi Quante and Alicia Escott), Jamee Crusan, Glenna Cole Allee, Alicia Escott, Kiko Le Strange aka Marco Garcia, Stacey Goodman, Rebecca Swan, WHIZ WORLD  with Queen Whiz, Ghost Whiz and Furtips, and the Dream Farm Team.

I am pleased to announce and invite you to TIPPING POINT: Love Letters, Portals and Rebellions. The exhibitions opens February 9 from 6 to 9PM at Dream Farm Commons, 349 15th Street Oakland CA 94612. Please support this artist run space, come by and/or spread the world around! I look forward to meeting you there…..
 
For more info please scrawl down to flyer below here.
Wishing clean air for all,
 
Claudia
TIPPING POINT: Love Letters, Portals and Rebellions
We awoke to the new year with our eyes on the tipping point of the gorgeous planet

An Exhibition at Dream Farm Commons
Opening Saturday, February 9, 6-9PM

Dream Farm Commons 349 15th St Oakland 

13 artists and multiple collaborators respond in resilient and poetic ways:

Kim Anno, Claudia Borgna, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality (Heidi Quante and Alicia Escott), Jamee Crusan, Glenna Cole Allee, Alicia Escott, Kiko Le Strange aka Marco Garcia, Stacey Goodman, Rebecca Swan, WHIZ WORLD  with Queen Whiz, Ghost Whiz and Furtips, and the Dream Farm Team..

How to hold this moment of environmental precarity in which we exist? The world’s leading climate scientists have warned that only a dozen years remain for us to avoid an irreversible tipping point, yet we pitch forward with an ever expanding carbon foot print and economy. How do we hold the geologic impact of our actions, on ocean, land, atmosphere, animals? The illogic of systems tooled for short term profit?  Where to hold fires, floods and fear of extinction?

In this exhibition,  we searched for resilient forms of response, the poetic, the oblique and the direct, for re-tooling, re-imagining in all ways, claiming  both activist boldness  and the subtlety of a small sparrow.

We grounded ourselves first in the visual: small drawings, bold photographs, reconfigured bodily forms, materials from the sea,  mystical futuristic flowers, conceptual considerations… We bear in mind recent movements like Extinction Rebellion and the new Green Deal—what actions, poetics and possibility do they offer us? A thread of feminist magical speculative grounding in the body comes from WHIZWORLD while The Bureau of Linguistical Research provided new words for the emotional and material conditions of our changing state. Shilpi Kumar’s investigations of circular economies offer other forms of critique and consideration.
We have been in conversation with curator Associate Curator Alejandra Labastida,  of MUAC Mexico City. She will join in the dialogue of our artists talks February 20 with a presentation on some of her current works including #NoMeCansaré, the aesthetics of 50 years of activism in Mexico.  She offered us this photo of a wall of posters: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN AND DON’T DISSOLVE.
Join us February 9 or 20 or for one of other exhibition special events. Stay tuned!
Dream Farm Commons is open Thursday-Saturday 12-6PM
Images from top to bottom :
Glenna Cole Allee, Drilling Islands
A photographic exploration of the Drilling Islands, an archipelago built in the 1960’s by Disney’s “Imagineers” to camouflage the architecture of oil rigs rising from the wells tapped below

Alicia Escott, Drawing of the Last Seaside Dusky Sparrow

Claudia Borgna Shopwrecked, plastic bag sculptures

Rebecca Swan, Untitled, microscope photo seaweed  

Alejandra Labastida, PARE, MIRE photograph of wall of posters created by Arte Por La Izquierda

Kim Anno,   Finale Water City Berkeley, photograph

Mini Residencies: As another part of our building a commons, we have invited several artists and thinkers into Dream Farm in a series of mini-residences this month. From January 13 through February 3, Jamee Crusan, WHIZ WORLD, Stacey Goodman and Marco Garcia aka Kico Le Strange will be working here, creating a different series of explorations and visual productions each week. Each of the artists has created a inter-related work for our February Show. but we encourage you to come to see their work as it unfolds:   Whiz World will offer a dinner at Dream Farm January 27 and Stacey Goodman  will make a First Friday performance on February 1. 

Images clockwise from left: Kico Le Strange, aka Marco Garcia; WHIZ WORLD, Jamee Crusan, Stacey Goodman
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