You may wonder what an artist in residence at Grand Central Art Center does on a daily bases during their time with us. Besides engaging with the GCAC team, CSUF students, community members and visitors, they stay pretty active.
Here is a quick summary of this week’s meetings and activities current artist in residence Daniel Oliver Tucker has been involved with, in addition to lots of reading and prepping for his installation (and a few unrelated admin and writing gigs related to other stuff he’s got going later in the year).
- LA: Photo/Video shoot with Dr. EC Krupp, astronomer and has been the director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles since 1974.
- CSUF: Photoshoot and research at Microfilm collection of southern California newspapers
- UCR: Photoshoot and research at Eaton Collection
- UCR: Met with Ken Ehrlich, Joanna Szupinska-Myers and Tyler Stallings
- Moderated and wrote for the Guggenheim Forum Come Together, with panelists Lauren Groff, Pablo Helguera and Stevphen Shukaitis:
- Attended lectures at UCI by Alex Rivera and at GCAC by Joshua Simon
As part of his residency, from April 18th-26th, Tucker will be touring California, participating as a visiting artist at College of the Redwoods (Eureka 4/17), Mills College (Oakland 4/24), and giving a lecture at CalArts (4/26 Valencia) as part of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place. At each location he will be sharing information about his new project, Future Perfect – Time Capsules in Reagan County, being developed as artist in residence at GCAC.
He then returns to GCAC where he will continue the research and development stage of this new project.
A portion of his new project will be featured in a group exhibition from May 3-24th at Commonwealth & Council (Opening 5/3 at 3006 W 7th St #220, Los Angeles).
Installation Title: The Preface to Future Perfect – Time Capsules in Reagan County (2014).
Description: Over the course of 2014, Tucker is developing a documentary project entitled Future Perfect – Time Capsules in Reagan County dealing with the legacy of Ronald Reagan and the phenomenon of time capsule burials in southern California. Speculating on the contents of many of these time capsules, Future Perfect considers what Reagan’s science-fiction imagination of the future was and how that vision constituted parts of the political terrain of the present. Presented in Tucker’s first exhibition in LA, The Preface to Future Perfect is a photography installation presenting materials from his ongoing research.
The last portion of his GCAC residency will involve the community engagement phase that is still in the planning. The overall project will evolve into an installation open to the public, taking place in the GCAC Artist in Residence Studio.
We will keep you updated as the plans develop further and dates for activities here at GCAC are set.
We look forward to seeing you here!