BUFU’S EYEDREAM: Solidarity Is Possible But Not Inevitable
BUFU’s EYEDREAM: Solidarity Is Possible But Not Inevitable This past summer, BUFU hosted the Eyedream Residency, a residency within their residency at “Eyebeam – Art & Technology”. Eyedream was made up of 17 artists, creators, healers, storytellers, technologists, organizers, and other lit ass people coming together to develop projects inspired by the theme, Solidarity is Possible, But Not Inevitable. This exhibition is a culmination of all the hard work, creativity, and magic shared throughout the month.
The residency held four small group cohorts that participated in weeklong incubators with the option to work solo or collaboratively spanning the month of August. Each session concluded in a weekend of programming, exhibitions, performances, and turn ups. All Eyedream residents had access to BUFU, a collective space, computers, 3D printing and laser-cutting technology, Materials For The Arts runs, hard and soft skill trainings around organizing, grant writing, facilitation, financial planning, and photo/film editing technology, funded with support from Red Bull.
Cohort 1: Cy-Fi, Lee Jiménez, Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
Cohort 2: Rigoberto Lara Guzmán, Ari Melenciano, Malcolm X Betts, Gisela Zuniga
Cohort 3: Allison Chan & Anisa Jackson, Amber Officer-Narvasa, Jasmine Nyende
Cohort 4: Kendra Krueger, Mandy Harris Williams & Alima Lee, Zach Ezer,
Hyun Gi Park, Irene Jor
BUFU (Tsige Tafesse, Katherine Tom, Sonia Choi, & Jazmin Jones)
BUFU is By Us For Us // WYFY With You For You. A project based collective interested in Solidarity amongst Us, co-creating with You experimental models of organizing & making – generating prestige & mining time as a resource.
Image: Allison Chan. Courtesy of the artist.