CALIFORNIA LIVING PROJECT II: PALO ALTO  will project 20 individual films of 16 different interior lifestyles, part candid and part performed, directly onto the facades of houses – covering several community blocks– in the Greenmeadow neighborhood of Palo Alto, California on June 10th, 2017. 

Community members were asked to participate and collaborate alongside visual artist, Nate Page and dance artist, Chelsea Zeffiro to create a log of filmed performances over a period of three months.

Open to the public from sunset to midnight, spectators can enjoy snapshots of the interiors and personalities within a community which influenced and determined each film – from collaborative, site-sensitive dances between professional dancers and homeowners to the less performative and more personal documentation of intimate moments & spaces.  

 

This large-scale video & dance installation uses the iconic mid-century Modern tract homes of developer, Joseph Eichler as both the setting and backdrop – turning houses inside out, displaying a range of performances – from the mundane to the spectacular. 

Visitors are invited to take a self-guided exploration for a somewhat voyeuristic stroll through a Modernist paradox: demonstrating both isolation and openness and activating the space between.

Maps will be provided of the illuminated blocks at the Greenmeadow Community Center:

303 Parkside Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS


NATE PAGE

  Nate Page is a Los Angeles based artist, working site-specifically to bring an emotional awareness to the psychological implications of designed environments. Page purposely acts as a non-expert visitor and observes a location as a construction of someone else’s plan. Instead of drawing what he sees, he intervenes directly in the space.  Architecture, Landscape and Design are ultimately a site of exchange – similar to the act of image making and viewing, where conscious and unconscious Ideologies and Value Systems are expressed and interpreted by the absent designer, the community and it’s inhabitants. Page received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design In 2011 he was the recipient of California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship.  

 

Nate Page is a Los Angeles based artist, working site-specifically to bring an emotional awareness to the psychological implications of designed environments. Page purposely acts as a non-expert visitor and observes a location as a construction of someone else’s plan. Instead of drawing what he sees, he intervenes directly in the space.  Architecture, Landscape and Design are ultimately a site of exchange – similar to the act of image making and viewing, where conscious and unconscious Ideologies and Value Systems are expressed and interpreted by the absent designer, the community and it’s inhabitants. Page received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design In 2011 he was the recipient of California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship.

 

CHELSEA ZEFFIRO

  Chelsea Zeffiro is a contemporary dance artist, specializing in multi-disciplinary movement + media collaborations and dance film. She is co-founder and president of dance-media production company Borderland Dance, under which she co-founded San Diego’s first annual dance film festival 40 North Fest, now in it’s 3rd season. Zeffiro serves as a Diplomat for the Global Dance Initiative for Take Your Place an international dance documentary project she directs. In 2016, Zeffiro was awarded the bronze medal at the Vienna International Ballet Experience for her solo performance of Schubert Project Vol. 1, No. 1.  Zeffiro received her BA from University of Southern California and is currently in her third season as a company member/soloist with Blythe Barton Dance and performs regularly in the SoCal region as a freelance or independent guest artist . 

 

Chelsea Zeffiro is a contemporary dance artist, specializing in multi-disciplinary movement + media collaborations and dance film. She is co-founder and president of dance-media production company Borderland Dance, under which she co-founded San Diego’s first annual dance film festival 40 North Fest, now in it’s 3rd season. Zeffiro serves as a Diplomat for the Global Dance Initiative for Take Your Place an international dance documentary project she directs. In 2016, Zeffiro was awarded the bronze medal at the Vienna International Ballet Experience for her solo performance of Schubert Project Vol. 1, No. 1.  Zeffiro received her BA from University of Southern California and is currently in her third season as a company member/soloist with Blythe Barton Dance and performs regularly in the SoCal region as a freelance or independent guest artist . 


2017  video captured by Nate Page • video editing by Chelsea Zeffiro

Featured in CALIFORNIA LIVING PROJECT II: PALO ALTO are professional dance & performance artists Angel Acuña, Kaitlyn Petrik, and Zeffiro alongside the community of GREENMEADOW, PALO ALTO

Additional research & development aided by cinematographer, Rohan Ali & dance artist, Haylee Nichele

2013 images & video captured by Sinziana Velicescu & Emily Lacy •  video editing by Lacy & Shahrzad Ghadjar