The 2018 Spring Term PlySpace Open Studios invite the public to Madjax for Brink of Summer ArtsWalk in Downtown Muncie! Open Studios offer an opportunity to learn more about our current residents and their personal and collaborative residency projects. Ask questions about their artwork, their creative processes, and upcoming events and activities once they leave PlySpace.
Spring 2018 Residents: Melissa Joy Livermore, Nick Witten, and Danielle Graves
Melissa Joy Livermore has recently returned to Indiana from extended visits abroad where she was reminded of the importance of creating space for others to express themselves as she tried to hold conversations in China and France, constructing sentences word by word. During her time at PlySpace she has been researching linguistics and looking for connections between language learning and interpersonal communication. She will share video work that documents a computer's attempt to provide thought for thought translation of lines from the Tower of Babel in google translate.
Nick Witten and Danielle Joy Graves work collaboratively with themes of character appropriation, branding, and other elements from pop culture and entertainment— arranging, distorting, and perversing these elements to create absurd alternate versions of reality. Their time at PlySpace will result in the exhibition "Dream Anywhere, Play Here Pt. 1" at Kime Contemporary in Indianapolis. Their open studio event will preview the collaborative process for this new body of work.