WYD?(Out There)

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In light of the current protests in Los Angeles in defense of justice and black life, we have decided to postponed this event. Sign up to our newsletter to be updated.

Join us on Zoom for WYD?, an intimate and informal monthly gathering where members of the extended NAVEL community come together to present, test, perform, share, screen and talk about their work, practice, thoughts and current research topics.

Organized and curated by the artist and Collective Resident Nina Sarnelle, WYD?(Out There) is a twist on our regular WYD? event, which usually takes place at our space in LA. Without the ability to gather in person at the moment, we are taking the opportunity to invite artists, who are not based in LA, to present about their work to the NAVEL community.

Presenters include
Eva Papamargariti (London/Athens)
Tucker Marder (Pittsburgh/Long Island)
Derrick Velasquez (Denver, Colorado)
Cara Despain (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Eva Papamargariti Hollow Sound

Eva Papamargariti is an artist based between London and Athens. Her practice focuses on time-based media but also printed material and sculptural installations that explore the relationship between digital and material reality. She is interested in the creation of rendered spaces and scenarios which provoke narrations based on the obscure simultaneous situations happening in a quotidian frequency on the verge of digital and physical environments, blurring the boundaries between these ‘ecosystems’.
IG: @gifnugget
Image credit: Eva Papamargariti, Liminal Beings, three channel video, color, sound (video still)

Tucker Marder

Tucker Marder is an artist working between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Long Island, New York. Working in a wide range of mediums including puppetry, video and horticulture Tucker uses humor and absurdity to promote an exuberant environmental ethic. Tucker is the founder of the Folly Tree Arboretum, a collection of over 250 rare and unusual trees intent on developing new and engaging environmental storytelling..
IG: @follytreearboretum
Image credit: Tucker Marder

Cara Despain

Cara Despain is an artist working in film and video, sculpture, photography and installation addressing issues of land use, the desert, climate change, visualizing the Anthropocene, land ownership and the problematics of frontierism. Writing and research play a major role in all of her creative work, and which often includes extensive field work. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah (1983) and currently lives in Miami, Florida and works between the two.
Image credit: Cara Despain (video still), courtesy of Edson Jean

Derrick Velasquez

Derrick Velasquez is an artist and exhibition organizer who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. He is the founder of Yes Ma’am Projects, an artist grant and gallery in the basement of his house. Concerned with socio-economic relationships between architecture, design and life, his work aims to obliterate hierarchy <3.
IG: @transformingmilkintomilk, @yesmaamprojects
Image credit: Lux, Derrick Velasquez


An intimate and informal gathering where members of the NAVEL community come together to present on current research topics.