RMCAD's Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program is proud to present Los Angeles-based art collective Finishing School’s participatory event, titled Evasion Yoga. Three of the five member collective will guide three, 30-minute sessions of Evasion Yoga, an interactive performance exploring surveillance, privacy, and power, playfully interwoven into a yoga session. This free, public event will be held at FARMCAD: a summer art and craft market on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. on RMCAD’s campus.
About the Event Evasion Yoga continues Finishing School’s multi-year series of projects reflecting on the semiotics of technology, surveillance, and privacy, power, and play. Participants will be introduced to restful states for the body, mind, and soul – expressed in intimate gestures derived from military evasion tactics and blended with everyday acts of privacy and safety. Please bring a mat and comfortable athletic clothing. This event is presented in conjunction with RMCAD’s FARMCAD and The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and is supported in part by 40 West Arts. The VASD Program will also unveil the 2016/17 lecture series theme at this event.
About Finishing School Established in 2001, Finishing School is a socially-engaged artist collective that playfully explores an expansive range of subject and media territories at the many intersections of art and the everyday. The collective’s five members represent a broad range of skills and research interests. Finishing School produces interdisciplinary actions, installations, workshops, design, publications, film, studio art, performance, and new media.
Finishing School has presented work throughout the United States and internationally, including Switzerland, Israel, England, and Brazil. US institutions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, New York University, Creative Time, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Their work has also been noted in many publications, such as the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Artforum, Art Papers, Art News, and Art in America.