LOCZIdesign and it's community outreach group, designedCOLLECTIVE, has a rich history of celebrating powerful women making their mark on the world through the arts. We are ever inspired by how the arts can push boundaries and be used as a vehicle to explore the human condition, whether providing a context for dialogue, or a platform for expression and empowerment. This post explores some of the latest happenings from some of our favorite co-collaborators who are up to good things. The work women like Margaret Jenkins, Aimee Friberg and Rhonda Hollberton are doing is powerful, provocative and relevant, each in their own right.
We've gathered some links to the latest happenings and hope you're as inspired as we are. Scroll below for more...
Margaret Jenkins and her dance company (MJDC) are celebrating their 43rd season with the World Premiere of Skies Calling Skies Falling. The performance uses the current social and political climate as context, featuring shock as a core element along with compelling video placing the audience within the performance itself. She explores the currently pervasive power dynamics evident in today's society through dance.
Final performance of Skies Calling Skies Falling will be held TONIGHT, October 14 at 8 p.m. in the newly renovated Wilsey Center in the SF War Memorial Building. Created in collaboration with the resident dancers, as well as video artists David and Hi-Jin Hodge, poet Michael Palmer, lighting designer David Robertson, costume designer Mary Domenico, and music by Thomas Carnacki. Margaret's work was recently featured in SF Chronicle and SF Gate offering solid reviews.
Aimee Friberg Exhibitions and her gallery CULT recently announced her new shared space in San Francisco's NOPA district and was also featured in San Francisco Cottages and Gardens Magazine. Check out the full article here.
Rhonda Holberton's work is represented by CULT/Aimee Friberg Exhibitions and was featured as part of San Francisco Design Week's opening night reception. Using a multimedia blend of more traditional forms like sculpture along with digital interactive technology, her work provokes an immersive experience. Most recently her work was featured as part of a one night only pop-up show at R-SF Projects on Oct 13th. More about Rhonda Holberton's work can be found on her website.