Presenting visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces.

Ed Woodham Co-Curating ‘Un-Space Ground’ and Featured Panelist at CAA Conference ARTspace

The CAA and ARTspace present:

Un-Space Ground:The unvisited, unnamed, and, uninhabited empty areas beneath the normally used parts of the urban landscape.

A site specific outdoor visual & performance art event curated and produced by Ed Woodham, founder & director of AiOP and Deborah Oliver, LA curator, as part of ARTspace “Art in the Public Realm” Symposia.

Saturday February 25th, 2012
At the Los Angeles Convention Center

ALL ARTspace events are FREE and open to the public.


Darryn Ansted – Dori Atlantis & Karen Frimkess Wolf – Virginia Dan & Ben Huang – Brian Black and Ryan BulisKristina Faragher & Mariel Carranza – Maya Gingery with: Alexa Weir, Jillian Stein, Ally Voye, Jose McKain, Amanda Furches, Busy Gangnes, Odeya Nini and Kristina Haraldsdottir – Lauren Horowitz – Christina Sukhgian Houle – Flora Kao – Katya Khan – Presley Martin- Carolina Mayorga & Craig Garrett – Thinh Nguyen-Christy Roberts- Julian Scalia – Emily Smith – Dai Toyofuku & Alicia Escott with: Jenny Kendler, Erin Payne, Courtney Quirin, Christopher Reiger, and Molly Schafer – Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA): Katelyn Dorroh, Beth Elliott, Heather Hoggan, Stacie Jeffirs, Arzu Arda Kosar, Lauri Mraz, David Orozco, Kacy Treadway, Darlyn Susan Yee, and Carol Zou.

There are vast barren spaces in our urban and suburban environments that go largely unnoticed: empty lots, asphalt deserts, concrete caverns, and paved territories beneath overpasses in the periphery of our collective gaze, where pedestrians rarely venture. These spaces are the open terrain we call ‘Un-Space Ground,’ which beckon for enlivened activity in this time of occupation. – Woodham and Oliver

ARTspace is a conference-within-the-conference, whose programming is designed by artists to promote dialogue about visual arts practice and its relation to critical discourse, as well as professional development issues.

This year the all day Saturday symposia Art in the Public Realm organized and chaired by L.A. interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Jacki Apple and L.A. artist Timothy Nolan, will feature two panel sessions Activism and Interventions (featuring Ed Woodham), and The Global Environment, plus an interactive open forum discussion Creating New Paradigms for the Future (to also include Woodham).

Brian Black & Ryan Bulis - BASKETBALL BACKPACK

Wearing specially designed backpacks that suspend the board and rim above their heads, the players engage in a one-on-one game of hoops. At the game’s conclusion, the winner will be presented with the championship trophy.

Carolina Mayorga & Craig Garrett - The L.A. SOPA TIMES FOOD CART

This interactive performance artist/food vendor offers an eco-friendly, vegetarian lunch option that supports the local economy as it recycles the very pages of the L.A. Times and makes use of its robust advertising and sports sections.


A performer dressed in a sculptural costume constructed primarily out of toy stuffed animal pelts will solicit a platform and audience to hear a presentation on belongingness and otherness.

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