Seaworthy (Curation)

SEAWORTHY is an artist run space dedicated to creative practices that value collaboration, experimentation, and social engagement. Through projects, discourse, and exhibitions, SEAWORTHY nurtures emerging artists and provides an environment to incubate new ideas.

SEAWORTHY is curated by Devon Midori Hale, Tia Kramer, and Eric J. Olson and hosted by Canoe Social Club. Previously located at 417 Loretta Place, Seattle, WA; Seaworthy is currently afloat.

www.seaworthyart.org




EXHIBITIONS/ HAPPENINGS

Frequency
December 2013

Frequency, was a dual project that examined the consumption, production, and the exchange of ideas in contemporary life. Featured performance by Julia Heineccius and radio broadcast by Timothy Firth.

Part 1: Frequency ][ grasping. Julia Heineccius engaged in the first 7 days of her project to watch all of the TED Talks while knotting a continuous strand of pearls. The total running time of all the Talks produced so far is greater than 336 hours, or two solid weeks. Through repetitive handwork and a gluttonous consumption of ideas, she hopes to understand more about the relationship between multitasking, meditation, binge watching, comprehension, and inspiration.

Part 2: Frequency [space]. Frequency [space] was an FM radio broadcast [101.9 FM] centered around arts and community in Seattle. Artist Timothy Firth invited community members to join him in live conversations that were broadcast from the SEAWORTHY storefront studio. These conversations were centered around personal experiences with success and failure both as a maker and a participant.

Art and Social Practice Workbook
October/ November 2013

Art and Social Practice Workbook was an interactive and participatory exhibition presented by Guestwork. The workbook consists of an edited volume of assignments, prompts, handouts, evaluation tools, and other resources to be used in your programs, classes, institutions, and life. Happenings and events were curated by Seaworthy.

October 10, 5-9pmFallen Fruit’s “Have a Public Fruit Jam: How to Make Jam and Friends”
October 20, 2-5pm – Open Hours. 2:30p Group activation of Steve Lambert’s“Superhero” assignment (download)
November 14, 5-9pm – Closing Reception: Generate your own creativity assignments
November 22, 7pm – Community discourse about the project led by Social Art Society Book Club. We will be reading and discussing:

  • Excepts from Pablo Helguera’s book, “Education for Socially Engaged Art” (download)
  • Guestwork’s “Art & Social Practice Workbook” (download)

Carcass
August/ September 2013

Carcass was plop art curation of site specific work from past Lo-Fi Arts Festivals. Seven years ago members of Canoe Social Club banded together to create the Lo-Fi Arts Festival, an annual 24-hour exploration of installation art, performance, and collaboration at the 360 acre Smoke Farm in the Stillaguamish River Valley. Carcass,SEAWORTHY’s inaugural exhibition in Canoe Social Club’s storefront exhibition space, examines the remnants and disparate fragments of these past projects. Installed in direct opposition to their original context and the artists’ intent, this plop art curation asks the viewer to reflect on what remains after temporary works fade into the past. Can the experiences, objects, and participants continue to influence and interact with one another when removed from their initial environments? The exhibition was accompanied by reacted off-site ‘site specific’ performances performed in opposition to their intent.