Center for Art,
Research and Alliances
June 23, 2023

Artist's Talk: Ana María Millán's Role Play Methodologies

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Join us for the concluding public program for our Spring exhibition and we learn to keep the soil wet.

Ana María Millán's work in animation and video centers imagination and digital landscapes. Using the languages of pop political culture, nature and technology, Millán’s videos and games incorporate the possibilities and mistakes of rehearsals and experimental narrative forms. Join us to learn more from the artist about how her work plays with communal authorship, gaming, and live action role-play as forms of social and political commentary.

Millán will also be joined by some participants of the world-building workshop Monster Monster. The group will speak on their experience of co-creating an experimental game over the course of a multi-day workshop which began at CARA last March, and concludes on this final week of and we learn to keep the soil wet. Facilitated by Millán, participants built virtual personas, engaged in shared storyboarding, discussed the possibilities of cybernetics, and constructed a fantasy world that acted as the backdrop for their video game.

The video game Arising will be available to play at CARA during the event and until the exhibition closes on June 25.

Arising was co-created by Ana María Millán, Kyla Gordon, Pearlyn Lii, David Isaac Hecht, Frank Yu, Leslie Rosario-Olivo, Brian Policard, Carla Macchiavello, Andres Sandoval Alba, Emmy Catedral, Rahul Gudipudi, Marian Chudnovsky.

Artist's Talk
Friday, June 23, 2023
7:00pm, doors at 6:30pm

Free and open to the public.
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