Elana Mann: Listening as (a) Movement


Listening as (a) Movement was a new public artwork by artist Elana Mann involving interactive sculpture and community based performance art events.The project investigated sound and the voice as physical entities that can move us emotionally, form deep interpersonal connections, and be agents of social change. The project was commissioned by Side Street Projects and was located at SSP’s mobile headquarters in NW Pasadena, where Mann built three outdoor acoustic sculptures, as well as organized community events and artist performances/workshops that will took place during the course of the exhibit.

Public Events:

March 8, 2013 6-10pm: Artnight: opening of Listening as (a) Movement, performance by Allison Johnson
March 23, 2013 11-1pm: Listening Instruments workshop with Alex Braidwood
April 11, 6:00pm: Calling 4/11! Dialogue with the NW Commission and Pasadena Youth Leaders DayOne Youth Advocates in partnership with Pasadena Youth Council, PLUS, and NW Ambassadors.
April 20, 2013 7-9pm: Film screening with Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow with a drone demonstration by Matias Viegener.
April 27, 2013 2-4pm: Closing event with Julie Tolentino & Rob Ray

Participating artists:

Alex BraidwoodAllison JohnsonAlan Snitow and Deborah KaufmanRob RayMatias Viegener and Julie Tolentino

Participating organizations:
Pasadena YouthBuildDayOneNW CommissionPasadena Senior CenterPasadena Youth Council, PLUS, and NW Ambassadors

Project Intern:
Melissa Margolis, Scripps College ’13

This project is made possible through a grant from The Pasadena Department of Cultural Affairs Arts and Culture Commission and an ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation as well as Guest Hause Residency.