MAKE CATOPIA REAL
Exhibition and video, 2011-2012
Make Catopia Real is a campaign aimed at the realization of a physical utopian cat park (location TBD). Over the course of a 3 month exhibition at SPACES, viewers were asked to consider their feline’s Catopian dream(s) and to submit images, text, or other information to us for research purposes. Supplied content was collected, edited, and re-presented on makecatopiareal.com, with a new cat chakra opening up each week. The end of the exhibition was marked by the opening of the “Crown Chakra: Bliss, Understanding, Thought” and the presentation of a video of interviews with cats discussing their Catopian Dreams (with their owners serving as translators). Make Catopia Real is an ongoing investigation.
A project by Ben Kinsley and Jessica Langley created through the SPACES World Artist Program (SWAP) in Cleveland, Ohio.
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FRIENDS OF CATOPIA:
Christi Birchfield, Wendy Birchfield, Ian Charnas, Sarah and Tim Dobransky, FASTWÜRMS, David Gartman, Janet Hoopes, Brandon and Chandra Juhasz, Connie LaCook, Christopher Lynn, The Masters Family, Sarah Minshall, Gabe Puerto, Jayce Renner, Dott Schneider, Thea Schwonek, Marilyn Simmons, Kate Sopko, Tyler Sutton, Samantha Wandtke, Greg Witt, Zygote Press