Open Access

Documenting the Creative Process

with Guest Curator Sandhya Bordewekar Gajjar and Guest Artist Mrugen Rathod

Friday, June 29, 2018, 7PM

TICKET PRICES : General: $10. Students (w/ID) & Montalvo donors: Free.

VENUE: Lucas Artists Program Commons

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This event is presented as part of Montalvo Arts Center’s program series, Open Access—your opportunity to connect with Artists Fellows and Guest Artists at the Lucas Artists Program. This program is designed to offer audiences a behind the scenes view into how artists generate ideas, as well as showcase works in process and fully realized new work. Open Access offerings include conversations, performances, screenings, and culinary events. It also has a virtual presence as an online blog and archive. Find out more at

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During the creative process, important materials, processes, research, and ideas are often developed that ultimately may not make their way into a finished work. The process itself can be illuminating and fascinating, so how can it be communicated to the public?

Gajjar and Rathod's dialogue will focus on the important role of documentation in the production of an artistic piece. Conceived during their time working closely together while in residence at the LAP, the presentation will use video and photography to explore different ways of capturing and communicating the creative process. Their conversation will trace the work of an artist from conceptualization through completion, revealing the many challenges of translating ideas into compelling visual forms.

Also exploring the creative process, Lucas Artists Fellow Nina C. Young, with collaborators Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti and Senem Pirler will present a new series of site specific works and performances under the conceptual project umbrella: Sound Constructions. Building off of a recent, collaborative trio-set, the artists will share a short, site-based performative installation activating a collection of sonic objects and explain how these become representational (physically and emotionally) through association and repetition.

This event is sponsored by and co-presented with Art Forum San Francisco, a not for profit that strives to define and promote all art forms emerging from South Asia.