(PRESENT) Residency

Posted on May 20, 2014
(PRESENT) Residency

Hawai`i-based International Artist Residency
Seven Artists Will Create Site-Specific Work In Kaka`ako in September 2014

This fall, Keith Tallett and I will be an Artists-in-Residence at (PRESENT) Project in Oahu. The residency will take place for five weeks in two 5,000 square foot warehouses on Cooke Street in Kakaʻako and will include the on-site development of original work by ourselves and the other resident artists Florence Carbonne (Miami), Swoon (New York), Hadley Nunes (Honolulu), Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez (Miami), and Bryan Welch—founder of Guilds (New York).The residency goal is to facilitate collaboration and exchange between international and local artists with the aim of providing young artists access to new working methods and perspectives.

Keith and I are also interested that they specifically invited us to bring our 10 year old daughter Kia’i to the residency. She normally tags along and helps on our various projects, exhibitions and installations, and this apparently has been noticed. The idea of a family in residence appealed to the curator Hadley Nunes, as there is a curated education component and workshop series incorporated in the residence, called NEST.

PRESENT builds community through the development of an open participatory site-specific installation, where adults and children can explore what it means to create in Hawaiʻi within a process of international exchange. PRESENT is the concept of Hadley Nunes a Hawaiʻi-based artist, curator and Lana Lane Studios member.

Inaugural “Timed Artist Talk” and Preview Party –  5-8:30pm

WHERE: Lana Lane Studios – 327 Lana Lane (between Cooke and Coral Streets)
MEET: Artist/Curator Hadley Nunes; New York-based artist Swoon; Arts Educator Bryan Welch of Guilds; and Big Island-based artists Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallett
NOTE: “Timed Artist Talk” will happen 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (w/ Question Raffle Q & A )
MUSIC: Hawaiian Jazz Quartet – provided by Kaleikini Productions -Nicholas Kaleikini, Jeff Au Hoy, Frank Damas & Nick Masagatani


Public and private programming during the PRESENT residency include: NEST—a workshop and student exposure series for students from the Art to Go outreach program at The Honolulu Museum of Art with participation from local public and charter schools; bi-weekly artist talks; film screening and performance; opening and closing events; and ongoing studio visits for PRESENT patrons and students from the University of Hawai`i.

DOWNLOAD – PRESENT Project Press Release May 19
CONTACT – Marla Musick at (808) 782-6000 / email: info@presentproject.org
LINK – www.presentproject.org