Speaking of Making is a series of conversations about work and the creative process.
After a summer of archery and a residency at Serenbe’s Art Farm, Kirstin Mitchell is opening the shipping container studio full of performative objects. Please join us for an open studio afternoon, plus cocktails and conversation. Also, meet Beth Malone and Courtney Hammond from Dashboard!
This project residency is a partnership with Dashboard, AIR Serenbe and The Art Farm at Serenbe.
Sunday, August 30th 2015
2-5pm: open studio
5:30-7:30pm: cocktails and conversation
[This is a free event, open to the public. No RSVP necessary.]
Kirstin Mitchell is a performance artist, painter and multi-media artist with shows in Atlanta, New York and Italy. She was recently chosen as a Dashboard Artist 2015.
Currently, Mitchell is working on Big Deep, a project that includes performalist self-portraits, sculptures and paintings. In 2013 Mitchell performed in the streets of Soho for a Franklin Furnace project, In Pursuit: A HUNT NY with Laura Cooper. She also participated in the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival and with Rob Andrews at Gowanus Ballroom (Brooklyn).
Kiki Blood, her most notorious guise, has served as a heroine for her performances over the past several years. In 2011,Contestant #12, in association with Love Like a Devil's Handshake, hosted at the Atlanta Contemporary, received a Fulton County Arts Grant. She has performed at the Omissis Festival (Italy) and Premio della Performance (Italy). The latter was the centerfold in “Flash Art” magazine.
Dashboard connects artists with space to redefine experience.
Dashboard is an experimental curatorial agency that commissions artwork and produces exhibitions in dynamic spaces. Dashboard encourages risk-taking and immersive practice, and mediates a nationwide network of like-minded artists, builders, designers, and developers to produce unique projects that engage a broad public.
Dashboard has commissioned and funded artwork from more than 75 US-based artists, reaching a height of $50,000 in artist grants for FY 2015. Of the 20 exhibitions they've hosted in vacant properties since 2010, 90% now house thriving businesses like galleries, newspapers, restaurants, music venues, and more.