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Panel Discussion on Artists and Developers: July 13th


June 12 - July 31

CoCA's summer project, Land/Use/Action, consists of four groups of local and national artists who have been invited to interpret how people interact with the landscape of Washington State. This project is comprised of visual and performance work that actively encourages viewers to reflect upon the relationship between people and land in both intellectual and experiential terms.

Land/Use/Action is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Opening Reception: June 12, 8 p.m.

Panel Discussion - "Where'd the Artists Go?: Art and Development in Belltown", on Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Speakeasy Cafe. Suggested Donation is $5.00.

Please follow the links below for performance and event details.

Land/Use Action Events Calendar


The 4 groups of artists that comprise this project are:

Here and There: Ten Seattle artists create work that explores the dynamics of non-commercial art encountered in a public place versus art exhibited in traditionally recognized venues. Each artist has initiated a two-part project. One component is integrated into a public setting with conceptual origins in daily activities or social interactions and its reciprocal component is sited at CoCA. Maps to public sites are available at all project locations and at CoCA.

The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI): The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles. As the human-built environment expands, covering more and more of the planet, CLUI takes a look at the multitude of concerns and perspectives that shape the many ways we alter the landscape. Focusing on industrial, commercial and defense sites, CLUI conducts tours, publishes guidebooks, and presents documentary photographs that highlight the often overlooked curiosities of a particular region. CLUI will be conducting 3 tours in the Seattle area. Ask CoCA staff for ticket information.

Marilyn Arsem: Boston-based performance artist Marilyn Arsem has been commissioned to produce a site-specific performance entitled recent: remote on July 24-25, at a former Nike missile base in the Seattle area. The two hour performance is designed to examine the ways in which we construct history and, in particular, how we understand our recent collective heritage - the cold war. Ask CoCA staff for ticket information.

men of the world: A performance duo from Chicago and Syracuse, men of the world specialize in performing site-specific unannounced public gestures that attempt to test the boundaries between public and private behavior by intervening in people's daily routines. On June 21, 22, and 23 in downtown Seattle during the busiest business hours, men of the world will create a specific performance that focuses on the city, its architecture, and its urban growth. They perform almost exclusively in sites of brisk pedestrian activity, such as governmental plazas, subway stops, parks, public memorials, promenades and great thoroughfares, and attempt to gently shift the thought patterns of people who happen upon their performances. A selection of photographs of a past project will be on view at the CoCA gallery.