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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Survivor! Short Film Premiere, Panel and Reception - Los Angeles

Elizabeth Tobias

Survivor! Share Your 98 Second Story
Short Film Screening

Thursday, April 25, 2019 630-930pm

We Choose Art: A Feminist Perspective
Closing Reception and Panel

The Montalban Theatre
1615 Vine St LA CA 90028

elizabethtobiasarts.com

Artists who have been victimized by violence often lack the support and resources needed to come forward. For artists who have been affected by the trauma of sexual assault, there are rarely adequate opportunities to create work that addresses their stories within and beyond the larger art community.

Performance artist and expressive arts therapist, Elizabeth Tobias, has amplified her fusion of social practice, performance and film making to debut Survivor! Share your 98 Second Story, a short film blending art and documentary that shares the stories of 20 contemporary artists who have survived sexual assault and who participated in a workshop and performance project created by Tobias for The LA Art Show.

The Survivor! Project brings much needed awareness and advocacy to the sexual assault epidemic, one of the greatest human rights violations in the world. The screening of the 15-minute film will be part of the closing reception for We Chose Art, Feminist Perspective 2019, curated by Baha Danesh.

This immersive performance addresses the sexual assault epidemic, one of the most pervasive, yet most under reported crimes. Survivor! addresses the staggering statistic that every 98 seconds, there is a sexual assault in America.

Dr Jennifer Freyd, expert in the field of interpersonal violence has identified that the act of speaking out has a measurable impact on decreasing violence. Consequently, the performance and ongoing project have the potential to directly reduce the statistics. Survivor! Share Your 98 Second Story is a groundbreaking new project that addresses trauma, courage and continuance.

Elizabeth Tobias, MA, is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Interdisciplinary Artist, Feminist, Educator and Community Organizer. As an Expressive Arts Therapist, she works in private practice and in clinical settings. As an artist and community organizer, Elizabeth creates immersive works of art and public events that address timely social issues such as interpersonal violence, trauma, discrimination, food scarcity and climate change. Her multi-media projects leverage art to engage the community in cultural, economic and social advancement. Elizabeth earned her MA in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica and her Professional Diploma from The Expressive Arts Institute in San Diego in accordance with standards set forth by The International Expressive Arts Therapy Training Network and in compliance with The European Graduate School in Saas Fe, Switzerland.

This project was made possible by The Los Angeles Art Association and DIVERSEartLA. Special thanks to Peter Mays, Kristine Schomaker, Steven Adams, Wes Chester and Judith Essex.

Participating artists to date:
Elizabeth Tobias
Dawniel Carlock Stewart
Naomi Tara
Jen Snoeyink
Robyn Alatorre
Tara Graviss
Felis Stella
Jennifer Korsen
Jessica
Joi Cole
Kayla Cloonan
Aliza Bejarano
Kellie Gillespie
Catherine Singer
Alexandria Yalj
Ryan Freeze
Ciana Lee
Yolie
Coco
Smile Garcia
Supporting Artists: Anna Cirronis, Danica Teyssier, Jared, Jennifer, Skandar Rassas
Choreography: Madison Hayes
Featured Cellist: Tara J. Atkinson
Photo by Dawniel Carlock Stewart
Video Production by LA Art Documents

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

A Feminist Perspective 5.0 - Movement & Motion

In honor of Women’s History Month join We Choose Art at the historic Montalban theater and celebrate the 5th installment of We Choose Art | A Feminist Perspective curated by Baha H. Danesh.

This unique exhibition documents the vibrant & creative culture of modern feminist artists. Arrive early and explore our Feminist Portrait Gallery sponsored by Artist & Craftsmen in DTLA and enjoy LIVE empowering feminist performances starting at 7 pm.

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Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Survivor! Share Your 98 Second Story

Elizabeth Tobias will amplify her fusion of social practice, performance and sound to debut Survivor! Share your 98 Second Story at 2019 The Los Angeles Art Show. This immersive project addresses the sexual assault epidemic, one of the most pervasive, yet most underreported crimes. Survivor! addresses the staggering statistic that every 98 seconds, there is a sexual assault in America.

Weaving together spoken word and improvised sound, Elizabeth Tobias will perform with an ensemble of artist survivors to collectively promote needed awareness and advocacy for sexual assault survivors in the art community and throughout the public sphere.

Those victimized by violence often lack the support and resources needed to come forward. For artists who have been impacted by the trauma of sexualized assault, rarely, if ever, are there adequate opportunities to create work that addresses their stories within and beyond the larger art community.

Dr Jennifer Freyd, expert in the field of interpersonal violence has identified that the act of speaking out has a measureable impact on decreasing violence*. Consequently, the performance has the potential to directly reduce the statistics. Survivor! Share Your 98 Second Story is a ground breaking new performance that addresses trauma, courage and continuance.



About the Artist:
Elizabeth Tobias, MA, is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Interdisciplinary Artist, Feminist, Educator and Community Organizer. As an Expressive Arts Therapist, she works in private practice and in clinical settings. As an artist and community organizer, Elizabeth creates immersive works of art and public events that address timely social issues such as interpersonal violence, trauma, discrimination, food scarcity and climate change. Her multi-media projects leverage art to engage the community in cultural, economic and social advancement. In 2014, she was awarded a Learning Innovation Fellowship from The National Science Foundation. She previously earned a Durfee ARC Grant for The Cupcake Project, a 3 year traveling exhibit about the hunger epidemic in America, which was featured at The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University. She also conceptualized SEE THRU, an experimental collaboration with Caltech Neuroscience Professor, Shinsuke Shimojo. She has worked with organizations including Vista Hill Parent Care, The San Diego Unified School District Department of Student Advocacy, La Jolla Elementary School, La Jolla High School, The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Girl Up, Lifting Generations and The Expressive Arts Foundation.

Elizabeth earned her MA in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica and her Professional Diploma from The Expressive Arts Institute in San Diego in accordance with standards set forth by The International Expressive Arts Therapy Training Network and in compliance with The European Graduate School in Saas Fe, Switzerland.

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Incarnadine "To Make It All Red"
Aug
25
to Sep 29

Incarnadine "To Make It All Red"

Join Mash Gallery 
for the Grand Opening

INCARNADINE
A group show Curated by Mat Gleason

Mash Gallery
August 25 - September 29, 2018

Peter Alexander
Aaron Axelrod
Aliza Bejarano
Rouzanna Berberian
April Bey
Dwora Fried
Ginger Lai
Haleh Mashian
John McCracken
Andy Moses
Ed Moses
Oscar Nava
Loren Philip
Sandy Rodriguez
Ed Ruscha
Melinda R. Smith
Charles Swenson
Brian Tucker
Tyler Waxman
Eric Zammitt

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