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SCI-Arc Channel + Carla Summer Film Series

June 24, 2022 at 12:00am
June 05, 2022 at 12:00am

SCI-Arc Channel and Carla have teamed up to co-produce a series of short films that focus on LA-based artists who are working around issues of community and social justice.

June 24, 2022:
Sarah Rosalena
Intersectional and intergalactic art-making

July 8, 2022:
People’s Pottery Project
Decarceration and community through clay

July 22, 2022:
LA’s Historic-Cultural Monuments and the Women they Leave Out
The hidden legacies of women’s buildings in LA

August 5, 2022:
Return to Community Arts
How local arts organizations resist hierarchy through community

Sarah Rosalena
June 24, 2022

Interdisciplinary artist Sarah Rosalena weaves contemporary technology with indigenous traditions, dissolving the borders of colonial logic to generate weavings that tell of landscapes not of this world. Sourcing imagery from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Rosalena programs her loom to turn pixels into thread, showing how information derived from new world geographies and extractive tech can be broken down into material form.

Based on a review by Allison Noelle Conner, Carla issue 24.

People’s Pottery Project
July 8, 2022

Noticing a shortage in resources for formerly incarcerated women, People’s Pottery Project, a non-profit ceramics studio in LA’s Glassell Park neighborhood, offers stability, support, employment, and empowerment for women, trans, and non-binary individuals. Through the sensitive and intuitive art of ceramics, PPP offers the opportunity for a second chance at life, encouraging growth and healing through community building in the arts.

LA’s Historic-Cultural Monuments and the Women they Leave Out
July 22, 2022

With only 3% of monuments in Los Angeles devoted to women, the need to preserve their histories is a crucial feat. Based on the essay “Hidden Archives: L.A.’s Historic-Cultural Monuments and the Women They Leave Out”, originally published in Carla Issue 24, writer Neyat Yohannes reflects on the trailblazing women whose influence has helped shape the city so many of us call home, and the erasure that is at stake if their legacies remain unprotected.

Based on an article by Neyat Yohannes, Carla issue 24.

Return to Community Arts
August 5, 2022

Spurred by the ever-shifting relationship between art and the community, art critic and journalist Catherine Wagley looks directly at artist groups and collectives who engage with the community through acts of mutual aid and support. Based on her essay “Resisting Hierarchy through a Return to Community Arts”, published in Carla Issue 25, this documentary spotlights Crenshaw Dairy Mart, Los Angeles Poverty Department, and Summaeverythang as spaces that resist art world hierarchies, making space for experimentation and exploration in the community.

Based on an article by Catherine Wagley, Carla issue 25.