Three Recent CED Alumni Selected for Experiential Space Research Lab at SF's Gray Area
Experiential Space Research Lab Artists
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Three CED Alums — Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye (M.Arch ‘18), Brenda (Bz) Zhang (M. Arch ‘19), and Celeste Martore (B.A. ‘17) — have been chosen from a pool of 200 applicants as the 12 participating artists in the 2019 Experiential Space Research Lab.
The Experiential Space Research is a six-month field research conducted by Gray Area to engage the world in experiential art centered around social and civic action. The recent cultural shift and trend within the past 5 years towards large-scale installations allow the audience to be fully immersed by the environmental art. These installations will be supported through the $30,000 in seed funding to execute the rigorous research plans that stretch their skills and knowledge into new disciplines and content areas. With the announcement of the theme - Reworlding: The Art of Living Systems -, the public can anticipate works that explore new ways of perceiving symbiotic relationships across environmental ecosystems through immersive art.
Brenda (Bz) Zhang
Brenda (Bz) Zhang is an artist, designer, fabricator, teacher, and organizer who co-founded the Oakland and Rio de Janeiro-based architectural collective SPACE INDUSTRIES, alongside Kevin. Her work seeks to leverage tools of the architectural discipline to produce work that challenges aesthetic, cultural, and socio-economic assumptions.
Celeste Martore tells spatial stories that exist on the fringes of reality that are inspired by magical realists and architectural studies. Her experience in stage production and environmental design has led her to pursue opportunities in the built environment that focuses on spatial storytelling.
Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye
Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye is a co-founder of the architectural collective SPACE INDUSTRIES, alongside Bz, and brings his experience in design, curation, and project management. He expands on his architectural training through writing, teaching, and artistic practices to challenge aesthetic, cultural, and socio-economic assumptions.