18th Street Arts Complex: Sea Change/Sourdough Sensations
Sea Change/Sourdough Sensations
Thursday, July 1, 2021, 5 – 6pm
Online: Zoom | FB Live
Sourdough Sensations is a screening of Nao Bustamante’s film Breadphones and a conversation with a professional baker sharing sourdough best practices. Participants will be able to pick up sourdough starter at Cafe Bolivar in Santa Monica, or the 18th Street Arts Center and bake their own sourdough bread and, share their baking successes or failures via 18th Street Arts Center’s 18@home platform. Sourdough Sensations will be recorded and available for viewing after 07/01.
NAO BUSTAMANTE: Nao Bustamante’s precarious practice encompasses performance art, video installation, filmmaking, sculpture, and writing. Bustamante has presented in galleries, museums, universities, and underground sites around the world. In 2020 Bustamante’s forthcoming 360º film, “The Wooden People” received a producing grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation and will be presented at REDCAT in 2021. Bustamante’s new project, “Bloom,” the redesign of the speculum, will be supported by the COLA award and the ArtPace residency. Bustamante is alum of the San Francisco Art Institute, and in 2020 she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from her alma mater. She is a Professor at the USC Roski School of Art and Design. There, she also serves as the Director of the MFA in Art.
Breadphones is a new ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) video by Nao Bustamante. Staying home during the pandemic meant baking sourdough bread for many. Bustamante delves into the practice, triggering gentle tingles through tracing, brushing, tapping, and of course scraping and working fresh sourdough. She becomes the sourdough and eventually, the fresh bread delivers a cosmic and joyful message.