Mylan Chacon - Artist and fabricator for the exhibit.
I was honored to be invited by Elizabeth Turk to photograph the Tipping Point Event at the Catalina Island Museum on July 13, 2019! Below are details on the event project!
The Catalina Island Museum honored its partnership with acclaimed sculpture artist Elizabeth Turk with an evening celebration entitled ThinkLab LIVE .003: Tipping Point; “ARE WE CREATING A SILENCE?” on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Opened in April of 2019, and running through March 2020, Turk’s Tipping Point is inspired by nature and the environment to explore the extinction of birds in North America in an interactive, moving installation at the museum.
DETAILS: ET Projects, Elizabeth Turk’s 501c3, revealed an open invitation to join the ET Projects production crew on Catalina Island for her 3rd #ThinkLabLIVE, to experiment with the art performance and moving installation by Elizabeth Turk at Catalina Island Museum.An adventurous evening in the arts which included dance by The Assembly Dance Co., interactive performance created by participants, inspired by the sounds of Composers Michael Mortilla (Pianist) and Nicole Garcia (Violinist).
This event started with an Introduction by Catalina Island Museum Director Julie Perlin Lee. Following was a talk by Extinct Bird Expert Colleen Wisinski of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Artist Elizabeth Turk led into the moving installation portion of the evening with an overview on Tipping Point: Are We Creating a Silence? All participants, dressed in white clothing, were guided through the process of creating a “Light Canopy”, where messages were written in the sky with a light wand naming that which is treasured by participants. Traces of these messages were captured on long exposed film and video. Imagery of the entire evening is available for viewing https://elizabethturkstudios.wixsite.com