December 2, 2021
Project Fire Flower Artists & Curator Talk
Hosted by grunt gallery
On Thursday December 2nd at 5pm PST, join artists Collin van Uchelen and Carmen Papalia along with curator Whitney Mashburn for a conversation about the Project Fire Flower exhibition at grunt gallery.
Immersively tactile, Fire Flower serves as a window into the evolving research process of Collin van Uchelen. A clinical psychologist and fireworks enthusiast, van Uchelen has been developing tactile methods for translating fireworks for years, most notably presented as Fingerworks for Fireworks at Vancouver’s Celebration of Light. After experiencing Fingerworks, socially engaged artist and community builder Carmen Papalia started a conversation with van Uchelen. Papalia has been exploring tactility in his practice for years, most recently through the Let’s Keep in Touch project, a collaboration with curator Whitney Mashburn. In what has become Project Fire Flower, Papalia and Mashburn teamed up, along with architect/designer Michael Lis and artist Lianne Zannier, to support van Uchelen in his pursuit of tactile translation of pyrotechnics.
This event will be presented on Zoom with captions by otter.ai and ASL interpretation.