Los Angeles, CA

Casamor Farm Artist Residency

After collaborating on the Upcycling Neighbors Caught Red Handed! exhibition at Casamor Farm, artist, I was able to open the residency program to other artists with the help of the grounds' founder and other residents. We hosted a three-month-long summer session for urban-based artists in a relational art residency program in which hands on farming interactions resulted in new bodies of work and an exhibition.

Casamor Farm Artist Residency, March - July 2018

As a co-director at Casamor, I worked with artists-in-residence on practice growth and residency project development, from concept to finish. I provided conceptual support for the artists in writing and advancing discourse around their urban experiences and causes using applied research within the farm and other natural environments. I curated and produced residency programming with another director. I also direct the program’s branding and applied my practice as a performative documentarian to capturing the artists’ processes and collaborations.

LA-based artists escaped city homes, cars and commutes, offices and studios to create work in Casamor's natural living farm ecosystem. Artists incorporated ecological knowledge grown on the farm into individual bodies of work for exhibition at the close of the three-month program.
The artists' practices ranged in discipline and included video, choreography, sound, design, social practice, performance, installation and more.

The Summer 2018 program ran in three phases over three months. In May, artists conducted research and created installation, film, performance and other media on the grounds. June involved bringing work and research back to urban settings and in July the artists returned to the farm to complete projects for exhibition and public discussion.

Visit casamorfarmartistresidency.org for more information.