Bottle into Rope with Studio Resident Dahn Gim

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June 22nd, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bottle into Rope with Studio Resident Dahn Gim

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Saturday 5/18 7-8pm, Monday 6/10 12-1pm, or Saturday 6/22, 12-1pm
Cost: Free!
To register, click on the link or call 310-458-2239.
If you remember making woven lanyards at camp out of plastic lacing, this is an eco-update! While it’s best to reduce our bottle use entirely, there are still single use bottles clogging our waterways. Try out a way to transform these into usable material. Learn how to make a simple and portable plastic bottle cutter and leave with yards of plastic to use as heavy duty cordage, for weaving and basketmaking, in jewelry applications, and, with a little heat, as a way to join items together. Bring clean smooth PET bottles (such as soda liter bottles); tools provided. Limited capacity workshop: please let us know if your plans change after making a reservation.
For her residency project, she collecting, archiving and transforming plastics from Santa Monica Beach into a series of sculptures, keeping this abundant material out of the waste stream and highlighting both the problem of “forever waste” and the overlooked utility of plastic as a resource. She is working onsite at the Camera Obscura 4/20 to 7/17/19.

Bottle into Rope with Studio Resident Dahn Gim