12 Jun Mojave Project presentation at SF Camerawork

SF Camerawork
1011 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, June 12, 2015, 6 to 8 pm (free to the public)

2015 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Kim Stringfellow will present The Mojave Project, a work-in-progress exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert at SF Camerawork on Friday, June 12, 2015, 6 to 8 pm. Project contributor Phil Klasky, a humanities expert and activist associated with this project will join her.

The Mojave Project reconsiders and establishes multiple ways in which to interpret this unique and complex landscape, through association and connection of seemingly unrelated sites, themes, and subjects thus creating a speculative and immersive experience for its audience. The initial phase of the project is designed to make ongoing research transparent, inviting the audience into the conversation as the project develops.

For more information on this project please visit: http://mojaveproject.org.

Funding for The Mojave Project is provided through a Cal Humanities 2015 California Documentary Project production grant with additional support from San Diego State University. The Mojave Project is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program. The Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association and KCET Artbound are project partners. The completed project, exhibit and publication will be launched at MOAH (Museum of Art & History) in Lancaster, CA in March 2017.

Kim Stringfellow is an artist and educator residing in Joshua Tree, California. She teaches at San Diego State University as an Associate Professor in the School of Art + Design. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. Stringfellow’s practice bridges cultural geography, environmental journalism and experimental documentary into creative, socially engaged transmedia experiences.  She is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography and the 2012 recipient of the Theo Westenberger Award for Artistic Excellence. The award honors the achievements of contemporary women whose work in photography, film, and new media transforms how we see the American West.

Philip M. Klasky lectures in the Department of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University on issues of law, environmental justice, human rights, de-colonization, media literacy, cultural preservation and ethnography. He received his master’s degree in Geography and Human Environmental Studies from SFSU. Klasky is the director of The Storyscape Project of The Cultural Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of endangered Native American stories, songs, languages and ancestral lands. As an environmental justice activist working to protect endangered lands and cultures, wilderness, endangered species and human rights, Klasky was involved with the ten-year successful campaign to stop the proposal for a radioactive waste dump at Ward Valley.