Out of Sight Instagram Project LaunchesClare Counihan
Four guest posters explore the “hidden” people, places, and things that permeate their daily lives
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 4, 2014) -- The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T), a web-based arts and education nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the launch of Out of Sight on CA+T’s Instagram platform (http://instagram.com/artandthought).
The prelude to CA+T’s upcoming virtual exhibition Hidden, Out of Sight invites four guest posters to explore the “hidden” people, places, and things that permeate their daily lives. Each poster will have one week to create and share up to thirty-five images. Exploiting the capacities of the Instagram application to manipulate and share digital images, the project also asks posters and viewers to make visible the invisible, to become aware of the absent presences in our everyday movements and experiences.
Starting this week, the first guest poster is Harrod J. Suarez, an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College, who is at work on his first book, The Mother of Invention: Diasporic Filipinas and Cultures of Insolence. He also created and curates two web-based projects, Poetastic and #apresfanon.
George Bernabe will be the second guest poster, from August 11-17, 2014. A photographer, he focuses on documentary-style street photography and landscapes. He and Jan Christian Bernabe, CA+T’s Curatorial Director, are currently collaborating on a book combining photoessays and text. The Shifting Landscape: Landscapes of Orion examines the impact of Filipino Americans returning to the province of Bataan to retire.
From August 18-24, 2014, Wawi Navarozza will guest post. She is a photographer/multi-disciplinary artist from Manila, Philippines. Her work with contemporary photography deploys highly-stylized symbolic mise-en-scène and tableau vivants, shifting to more recent interest in landscape, constructed still life, and installation.
The final guest poster, August 25-31, 2014, will be a surprise. Please follow @artandthought to find out who it is, as well as to see the Suarez, Bernabe and Navarozza’s offerings.