The recently formed OxyArts Office is a hub for the arts at Occidental College, supporting its exhibitions and public programming. OxyArts engages the campus with a contemporary art dialogue via its Weingart Gallery, campus-wide art projects, and work developed by artists-in-residence.
This grant will go in support of a performance featuring multi-media artist Molly Allis. The performance raises questions around the boundaries of material reality through activating a world of make-believe with shadow puppetry. The artist designs and constructs interactive environments with sculpture, illustration and sound design, encouraging audience participation and improvisation. The installation will occur between April 2017 and January 2018.