Experiencing the making of a soft sculpture
Latifa Medjdoub is a contributing member of The Collected Works, a dynamic collaborative producing company originally formed at Stanford. In the past three months the group has focused on creating a new dimension in the theater field with their respective skills in performance and visual arts, based on a play by the Polish novelist Witold Gombrowicz called “Princess Ivona,” directed by Dr. Michael Hunter and assisted by Renu Capelli.
One of the key parts of the performance is the making of a larger soft sculpture at the Performance Art Institute in the SOMA district.The cast, together with the general public visiting “The Future Imagined: What’s Next?” exhibit, curated by Hanna Regev, is invited to participate in the making of the abstract knitted-fiber piece, built on a computerized loom.
The artist is inviting you to be part of the experience of fabricating this soft sculpture piece. Your participation is symbolic and does not request any artistic skills rather than you being part of its conception and eyewitness. Medjdoub will document the process by taking a portrait of each person involved. This material will be then projected during the performance and in other future venues.
From Sunday the 16th to Saturday the 22nd anytime from 10am to 3pm.
Thurday and Friday the 20th and 21st from 10am to 7pm.
Medjdoub has collaborated in a number of theater, opera, film, dance and performance art projects with leading artists Philippe Guillotel, Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle, Christian Lacroix, Gabriella Pescucci, Marina Draghici and directors Raul Ruiz, Yves Angelo, Marcel Marechal, Philippe Decoufle. Her work has been shown at the Museum of textile and fine arts, Roubaix France; Cheongju Art Center, Korea; De Cordova Museum, MA; Santa Fe Art institute, NM; National Building Museum, DC.