sourced from the EZTV archives at 18th Street Arts Center & ONE archives at USC
additional materials sourced from the Patric Prince Archives at the V&A, London & Zina Bethune archives at UCLA
On July 11th, EZTV’s Kate Johnson created a massive outdoor video projection and live performance installation.
The following are excerpts from a rave review by art critic Edward Goldman:
“Award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson projected a variety of images and videos on numerous façades of the Station. This latest project of hers, titled “EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN,” was supported by 18th Street Arts Center and the City of Santa Monica. Check out the images and video on the KCRW website to get a taste of the adventure all of us had during this night. The black and white video of mysterious space, wrapped into geometric patterns, slowly morphed into an even more phantasmagorical space with female figures flying throughout.
And then, the video stopped, and live dancers took over the stage, moving slowly in a ritual-like performance. There is no doubt that it took a lot of time and preparation to make this whole event look so cohesive and seamless. The only regret is that it was for one night only.
As far as I could tell, the crowd of several hundred people who attended this event –– yours truly included –– was totally enchanted. One hopes that the success of this multifaceted performance will inspire city and community leaders to turn this event into a much-anticipated annual cultural affair.
With the recent departure of the Santa Monica Museum of Art, along with a few high-profile galleries, Bergamot Station is going through a difficult period of transition. It faces the decision of whether it will continue to be a manifestation of the unique Bohemian spirit of Santa Monica, or it will be transformed into yet another banal, commercial monster like The Grove. Let’s cross our fingers…”
See an Online Article Written By The Santa Monica Mirror for more information on Kate Johnson’s “EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN”.