Seminar 2: The Impetus Toward Utopia: Manifesting Personal Space
|Hosted by:||Mario Lara|
|Date:||Sunday May 18, 2003 / 4:00 - 6:30 pm|
|Location:||A pot-luck picnic near the botanical gardens in Balboa Park.|
|Public Address Attendees:||Robin Brailsford, Nina Karavasiles, Mario Lara, Aida Mancillas, Larry Herzog, Diana Gage, Ellen Phillips, Mary Lynn Dominguez, and Anne Mudge.|
|Creative Assignment:||Transform both sides of the blank slotted Merz-Card with a visual interpretation of your personal utopia. The slotted card will be used to assemble a Merz-Tower at the picnic (see images below). The individual Merz-Cards are displayed in the Merz-Card Gallery.|
|Event Photos and Merz-Card Gallery:|
|Reading Assignment #1:||
In an early stage of his Merz art Schwitters decided to extend his newly won insights into sculpture proper: Now I am doing Merz plastics [sculptures], Pleasure Gallows, and Cult-Pump.
|Reading Assignment #2:||
The scruffy curiosa bordering the American highway includes such wonders as reptile gardens, instant pioneer villages, agate shacks, zoos and freak shows-glaringly announced by fluorescent billboards and pulsating neon.