The China Outpost > on the road . Open Engagement 2015 / Place and Revolution 17-19 Apr 2015
Open Engagement (OE2015) is an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The three-day conference will take place at Carnegie Mellon University from 17-19 April and explore the theme of Place and Revolution.
The China Outpost is thrilled and honored to be selected as part of OE2015 Open Platform programming. Nuttaphol Ma will present his on-going project entitled The China Outpost > on the road, a nomadic self-imposed sweatshop created by Ma. Over the years, Ma has staged temporal settlements throughout Los Angeles. They function as make-shift forums to demonstrate how the artist transforms discarded plastic bags into plastic threads, a material he will use as the core building material for the reconstruction of his ancestral house. The sociocultural intervention invites passerby to conversations about migration and the labor of adapting to a new home. As part of OE2015, Ma will present The China Outpost’s contextual backdrop, highlight significant events that shape its current form and share future direction of the project.