Janine El Khawand is a cultural organizer, illustrator, educator & activist based in Beirut, Lebanon. She is the co-founder of Space27- a feminist artist-run space & collaborative work studio that aims to challenge who gets to have a voice in the art world, working towards a more diverse and inclusive art scene.
Opening Reception August 8th 3-11pm
Flux is pleased to present Good Humor, an interactive art installation experimenting with the physical and psychological aspects of ice cream. Featuring the work of Springboard Collective, this participatory show invites audience members to cultivate new relationships with our favorite frozen treat.
Come for the art, stay for the ice cream….or is it the other way around? Create your own plaster ice cream sculpture to last the ages. Scoop, squeeze, and serve plaster mixed with dye, paint, glitter, marbles and other ‘toppings’ at the sculpture station. Add your vision to the installation, or take it home to display your sculptural prowess (for future generations, of course). Take a ‘turn’ cranking the old-fashioned ice cream machine as we serve up new flavors on the hour. Classic and experimental approaches to flavoring need taste buds! Engage in the collaborative process, learn new techniques, and add your expertise to the social environment.
As you cool off with the fruits of our labor, explore the audio and visual landscape in our soft serve gallery. Media and object based installations foster a creative escape that celebrates the exuberant energy of summertime. Stay late for improvisational performances and inclusive dance party with a live DJ. Hope to see you there!
Formed in Athens, OH, Springboard Collective produces collaborative, site-specific, interactive and immersive sculptural environments. With experimental and imaginative approaches to everyday materials, their installations focus on transforming physical and psychological aspects of fun in socially-engaged events. Artists include: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Barry O’Keefe, Micah Snyder, and Steph Wadman.
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8th
3pm Ice cream on the hour
5pm Build your own ice cream sculpture
9pm Live DJ set (TBA)
Show will also be open for viewing Sunday August 9th from 3-9pm
Contact: Danny Crump, Artist in Residence, Flux Factory