Lighter than Air
August 12, 2012 performance
Lighter Than Air is an artist-led activity featuring the launch of a Balloon Drone (a weather balloon fitted with a video camera). Open to participation on several levels, this activity includes flying the balloon, holding neighboring balloons, and using hand-held mirrors to communicate with the aerial surveillance device. In using a security camera (an object not meant for creating art) and allowing the members of the community to be partake in this happening, Stone merges technology, people and nature into one. Thus capturing their coexistence both geographically and metaphorically. Documentation of this performance will be installed in the gallery at Human Array on 357 W 7th St, San Pedro on September 6th.
Trish Stone is a new media artist and curator, whose conceptual art projects have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Her project "Things I Never Say," in which she used publicly accessible webcams in San Diego as a platform for public performance, was recenlty exhibited at Art Produce Gallery, along with an Outdoor Video Screening of videos curated along the theme of public space. Upcoming exhibitions include Angels Gate Cultural Center and the Oceanside Museum of Art. Trish Stone holds an MFA (2003) from California College of Arts and Crafts. She continues her interactive, interruptive, interventionist art practice in San Diego, where she serves as Tour and Gallery Coordinator for Calit2, UC San Diego.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council, and the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council.