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"USE IT TO DIFFUSE IT (good luck with that)" - March 15 - 31, 2021

Updated: Feb 17

Artist: Kate Sikorski

On display from March 15 - 31, 2021

Central Library (Reading Spa Windows) - 222 E. Harvard St. Glendale, CA 91205

USE IT TO DEFUSE IT (good luck with that)

With support from the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission and the University of California, Santa Barbara, artist Kate Sikorski will present USE IT TO DEFUSE IT (good luck with that) an interactive, site specific animation on the Reading Spa windows of the Glendale Central Library, March 15 - 31, 2021.

In this work, Sikorski treats site as form for metaphorical exploration; rendering some of the many cognitive distortions held by those in power.

Sikorski's animated drawings hazard answers to how the violence of inequality is perpetuated by those with relatively more power. Viewers may recognize references to Derrick Bell’s Faces at the Bottom of the Well, Rainbow Bright’s Big Color Mix-Up episode, Alice and Wonderland, The Three Caballeros, Monty Python, Cinderella, and Little Nemo, and others.

Her 10 act ballad of interactive animation will show nightly from 8 - 10 p.m., and is free to the public. To experience the work, viewers are invited to park in the library’s south parking lot as you would for a drive-in movie, or from the lawn of Central Park. Please observe social distance and mask wearing guidelines.

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This temporary art installation of the Art Happens Anywhere (AHA) program is sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission through funding from the Urban Art Program Plan.

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