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CoCA Lab: Trina Cooper

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring Trina Cooper.Breathing Machine.

This interactive video installation is a set of lungs which breaths with video projected across them. The projected video is of dendrite structures, that occur throughout nature, as a part of the mechanical infrastructure that keeps the environment and all of the creatures in it functioning in a healthy manner.

Trinas' work explores the forces of nature that are intrinsic in humans and their relationship to the environments they inhabit. She explores these elements from both a physical and a spiritual orientation. Many of the forms and visual phenomena she explores in her work are shapes derived from the human form, other forms from nature or systems in nature, as well as other phenomena occurring in nature. The content or concepts explored in the works are also derived from ideas of the nature of humans as natural organisms and the human psychological response to existing as sentient beings both in relation to their environments.

Trina Cooper is a native of Wash State.Trina went to The University of California at Berkeley where she completed her MFA. Trina taught general arts for 20 years and has had the good fortune of becoming a Fulbright Lecturer in Malaysia.Trina attended Texas A&M University in the Visualization Studies Program where she received her Master's in Computer Science in the area of Visualization Studies.Trina has shown both nationally and internationally.Trinas' art work is multimedia interactive installation work. She is interested in exploring the interface of the balance between humans and nature, both physically and spiritually.

Public Event

Saturday, March 12

Part of 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show

Part of Georgetown Art Attack

Free and open to the public.

Ride the Art Van from Airport Way

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, composer Jovino Santos Neta, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, visual artist Alan Fulle, and installation artist Celeste Cooning since the program's inception in April 2014.


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

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Earlier Event: March 12
CoCA Lab: Wyly Astley
Later Event: April 9
Michelle de la Vega