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CoCA Lab: Carl Lawrence

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring Carl Lawrence

For May and June we are proud to have Carl Lawrence, director of Seattle based performance company Modern Recollections, as our CoCA lab artist.

His plan for the two month residency is an exploration and design of a monumental performance art piece with a working title, "The Deposition of a Lost and Weary Heart." Inspired by S.A. Andree's failed arctic balloon expedition of 1896, he'll create a performance that will transform elements of theatre, dance, symphony, and installation into an illusory vision of the impossible.

CoCA Lab Artist Residency: Phase I

Join us for Art Attack in May to get a preview of the workings towards a grand culmination of his residency on June 11, which will be a largescale operatic performance piece at a location soon to be announced. This visual stunner will bring together a cadre of all star choreographers, composers, plus clothing and costume designers as well as a cast of over 20 performers and non-performers alike.

CoCA Lab Artist Residency: Culminating Performance at the Elysian 20th Anniversary Festival!

From 2-10pm on Saturday June 11, CoCA will provide an exciting one day exhibition for this event. Artists include Daniel Carillo, Chris Crites, Rebecca Cummins, Casey Curran, Troy Gua, Aaliyah Gupta, Aramis Hamer, Melissa Koch, Carl Lawrence, Danny Mansmith, Gabriel Marquez, Savina Mason, Anne Drew Potter, Chris Sheridan, Paul Rucker, Liz Tran and more tba soon.

Delicious beer, great art, local food trucks - what more do you need? How about live music? The Gits, with Rachel Flotard, The RaveonettesThe Black LipsMing City Rockers, and performances by Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, spinning by DJs Riz Rollins and Steve Zoom, and acrobatics from Apex Aerial Arts.

And it benefits charity? As a show of thanks for all the support over the last twenty years, Elysian is donating 100% of the ticket proceeds to Team Red, White & BlueBloodworks NorthwestBailey-Boushay HouseFred HutchObliteride, and the Fisher House Foundation.

Event photos (below) from special one day exhibition at the Elysian 20th Anniversary Festival, courtesy of Cameron Fletcher.

Next Event

Culminating Performance: Saturday, June 11
Elysian 20th Anniversary Festival
305 Harrison St | 98109
Buy tickets for this spectacular arts event!

Past Events

Artist Residency Phase I: Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm
UN[contained] | 6555 5th Ave S | 98108
Part of Georgetown Art Attack. Ride the Art Van
Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, performance artist ilvs strauss, multimedia installation artist Trina Cooper, composer Jovino Santos Neta, fiber and installation artist Wyly Astley, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, installation artist Celeste Cooning and many others since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from 4 Culture, Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

- See more at:

Earlier Event: April 23
35 Live: CoCA Member's Show
Later Event: May 4
CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t