Sam Breen has started a movement. It is a new project that has truly got many people in the CalArts community involved. He wanted to restore a trailer that would be able to be used for people to live and perform in. The trailer was first living in the parking lot by the basketball courts and it has now moved to the front lawn in the main entrance of school. Sam (along with his team) were interested in green restoration. He looked at ways that he could use recyclable material. (There are solar panels).His intentions on this project were to make it a collaborative piece and it has become just that. (This weekend, during the Arts in the One World conference, there will be many performances that will be taken place inside the trailer). The idea of trailer trash come from “ Learning to Build a Home.” Sam, Evelyn Serrano, and other members of the CalArts community have been working with the NOMAD LAB over the past several months. NOMAD LAB is a program that teaches youth in Newhall to make their community a positive one through the arts. The youth have art classes which allow self expression, they are asked questions such as, “what makes a safe community?”, and they learn to take pride in the community that they come from. This trailer is a piece of work and you must go and visit it! I Recently talked to Sam and the trailer has been approved to stay on campus until June. He hopes that it will continue to help serve the community as a performance space, art exhibit, and space where people can call home.
Congrats to all involved. I am impressed!
Peace and Love, Tatiana
Here are some pics