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April 16, 2010
My Turn: Aki Sasamoto and Culture Push 

Mathematically Correct Breakfast workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Mathematically Correct Breakfast workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Rainforest Crunch (For electric kalimbas and electronics) workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Rainforest Crunch (For electric kalimbas and electronics) workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Mathematically Correct Breakfast workshop. From right Vi Hart and workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Mathematically Correct Breakfast workshop. From right Vi Hart and workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
The Ephemeral Edible Art workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
The Ephemeral Edible Art workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Rainforest Crunch (For electric kalimbas and electronics) workshop. From right Matt Bauder and workshop participant. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Rainforest Crunch (For electric kalimbas and electronics) workshop. From right Matt Bauder and workshop participant. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Racing Mousetrap Powered Cars workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Racing Mousetrap Powered Cars workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From right Yvonne Meier and workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From right Yvonne Meier and workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
A Wound Drawn Together workshop. Workshop participants and second from left Saul Melman. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
A Wound Drawn Together workshop. Workshop participants and second from left Saul Melman. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Racing Mousetrap Powered Cars workshop. Workshop participants and center Dustyn Roberts. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Racing Mousetrap Powered Cars workshop. Workshop participants and center Dustyn Roberts. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Release and Score Technique workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Release and Score Technique workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
The Ephemeral Edible Art workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
The Ephemeral Edible Art workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Release and Score Technique workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Release and Score Technique workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
A Wound Drawn Together workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
A Wound Drawn Together workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Racing Mousetrap Powered Cars workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Racing Mousetrap Powered Cars workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Aki Sasamoto. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Aki Sasamoto. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
A Wound Drawn Together workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
A Wound Drawn Together workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
The Ephemeral Edible Art workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
The Ephemeral Edible Art workshop. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
George W. Hart. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
George W. Hart. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
The Ephemeral Edible Art workshop. From left Deborah Gorman with workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
The Ephemeral Edible Art workshop. From left Deborah Gorman with workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Rainforest Crunch (For electric kalimbas and electronics) workshop. From left Matt Bauder and workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Rainforest Crunch (For electric kalimbas and electronics) workshop. From left Matt Bauder and workshop participants. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Storm Your Brain workshops. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Storm Your Brain workshops. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

From the act of peeling fruit to the theatrical staging of movement, Aki Sasamoto’s work explores the peculiarities of everyday life and gestures. She functions as storyteller and performer, drawing the viewer into her created narratives. Tonight she is joined by Culture Push, the arts organization she co-directs, to premiere a new series of experiential workshops, Storm Your Brain.

Culture Push is about hands-on learning, group problem solving, serious play, and interdisciplinary connections. Aki directs one of the company’s signature programs, DOING Symposium, in which invited specialists share their expertise with each other through hands-on experiences. Each participant brings activities that are specific to his/her field and shares in all the activies—there are no spectators!

My Turn invites artists to create programs for the Whitney’s public that are an extension of and informed by their own artistic processes and methods. Taking their contributions to 2010 as a point of departure, six Biennial artists explore key aspects of their practice to create distinctive evenings of performance, discussion, demonstration, and engagement.

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