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CoCA Lab: Britta Johnson

We are thrilled to welcome Britta Johnson for CoCA Lab this March and April! The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle City Light, selected three Seattle artists including Britta to create semi-permanent, site-specific, solar-based artworks that will serve as a showcase of solar energy and the City’s sustainability and environmental stewardship. Johnson will be working on components of her project as part of her upcoming CoCA Lab residency. Johnson will be developing and testing the interactive animated aspect of "Giant Whirl," which will be permanently sited in West Seattle’s Don Armeni Park in 2018. While many details of the sculpture have yet to be finalized, one key feature of the piece is a series of LED lights that, when motion-triggered by park users, display the form of a ghostly octopus drifting around, curling and hanging out as long as the visitor lingers. The artwork is funded by Seattle City Light 1% for Art and Green Up public demonstration funds. The city is committed to excellence in environmental stewardship and in sustainable building practices. ABOUT GREEN UP: Green Up is an opportunity for Seattle City Light customers to participate in the renewable energy market for as little as $3 a month (200kWh). You can make a powerful environmental impact and contribute to a greener, more resilient energy future by joining us in supporting renewable energy development in our community and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Sign up today! ABOUT THE ARTIST: Britta Johnson received a BA from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1997. A Seattle-based stop-motion animator, she makes video installations, short films and music videos. Her projects and collaboration have shown in venues including Seattle's Lawrimore Project, the Greg Kucera Gallery, Gallery4Culture, Bumbershoot, the Henry Art Gallery, the PICA's TBA Festival, the Walker Art Center, MASS MoCA, the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Boston MFA. To become more familiar with her work, you can check out her website here. All CoCA Lab events held at CoCA UN[contained] 6555 5th Avenue S, Seattle Part of the Georgetown Art Attack

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