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Chance Collaborations: Experiences in Art as Social Activism

October 25, 2015

Presentation by Gwynneth VanLaven

WCAMI Next Event: 

Sunday, November 1, 1 to 3 p.m. Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192, (734) 720-0671

The Floating Lab Collective is a group of artists based in the Washington, DC area, who share the goal of making art that is inclusive, interactive, and inquisitive.Since their start in 2007, the Floating Lab has realized over 50 community-based art projects across the United States and abroad, such as in Washington, DC, Southern US Ap­­alachian Mountains, New York City, Mexico City, Berlin, Medellin, Columbia, and Port of Spain, Trinidad.

FLC works in performance, interaction, intervention, and experimentation. FLC work is relational, meaning that collaborative, person-to-person interactions within an aesthetically and conceptually considered framework, is the medium of artistic practice.

Gwynneth VanLaven is an artist and educator, and has worked as part of The Floating Lab Collective for eight years. She joined FLC while completing an MFA in Critical Art Practice at George Mason University, where she later taught theory and New Media arts until moving to Ann Arbor last year. Gwynneth’s love of collaboration fuels work with the Floating Lab, in the classroom, and in her solo practice. Recent works invite a participatory revision of the “ill” vs. “well” binary.

Free and open to the public

For more information contact: Margaret Parker 734 663-1276

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