LQAF congratulates former scholarship recipient Cristopher Cichocki on the launch of his recent creative undertaking as chief curator of a series of mind-blowing online exhibitions titled Epicenter Projects.
Epicenter Projects is described on its website as “…a nomadic platform unbound from conventional exhibition spaces. Generated for artists working in time-based and site-specific modes of production, Epicenter Projects is a catalyst for contemporary artworks to experimentally emerge within a curated artist residency.”
The initial phase of Epicenter Projects, Laser Drawings at the San Andreas Fault, invites an international selection of contemporary artists to produce site-specific works alongside California’s massive San Andreas Fault.
The first exhibition of the initial phase is Robert Seidel: Magnitude, a new series of “laser choreography” work by Berlin-based artist Seidel. His exhibition is a sequence of time-based laser drawings developed alongside the mountain terrain of the San Andreas Fault spanning from the Coachella Valley to the edge of the Imperial Valley’s Salton Sea.
View the online exhibition here.
Throughout 2015 a series of online solo exhibitions by Epicenter Project Artists-in-Residence will roll out to individually showcase each artist. The 2015 program of Epicenter Projects artists include: Shiva Aliabadi, Patrick Gilbert, Luis G. Hernandez, John Knuth, Jane Chang Mi, Filippo Minelli, Olga Koumoundouros, Robert Seidel, Nicolas Shake, Melissa Thorne and Richard Twedt. View a preview of each artist here.
In a recent interview by Silvia Scaravaggi on DIGICULT, Chichocki discusses Epicenter Projects and relates on its future: “Aside from the online exhibitions for each artist, the future of Epicenter Projects will involve a series of exhibitions with video, photography, sculptures, sculptural relics, posters, audio recordings and interactive online elements. After the initial line-up of projects have been completed, I plan to develop this material into traveling exhibitions showcasing the program as a hybrid entity.”
Cristopher Cichocki is an internationally recognized artist who lives and works in the Coachella Valley desert. He creates experimental multi-sensory installation environments utilizing artworks of intersecting media: painting, photography, sculpture, video, sound, light and installation. Cichocki has defined his practice as New Earth Art.