Art Lab: assume vivid astro focus – Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Art Lab: assume vivid astro focus

Featuring assume vivid astro focus: avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods.
August 14, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Mask Making

Throughout their career the artist collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf) has used masks to examine questions of identity and freedom of expression. On the template provided, you may collage images and add a variety of materials from sources like comics, club culture, and contemporary media to your mask.

avaf Acronym Decoder

assume vivid astro focus (avaf) continuously create new phrases for the acronym avaf, such as the title of the exhibition avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods. Our acronym decoder asks you to use your imagination to contribute an original avaf term!

Community Mural

The interactive mural, designed by the artists using archival imagery, combines paint and fiber in unconventional ways, playing off the materiality of the rugs . You are invited to participate by painting shapes or glueing fiber to the colored areas.

Coloring and decorating “Zentangle Style”

Choose a template of the community mural, the avaf logo or a variety of geometric Yantras, a geometric diagram used in meditation, honoring the mixed media installation of Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang, Footprints of Yantra Man which addresses the role of drawings and objects as forms of resistance against war and colonial oppression.

Download the brochure with templates here.

Check out the videos of the artists on the iPads, look for additional resources on the iMac, consult books on contemporary art, and listen to the tunes from the artist’s spotify playlist!

The Art Lab changes with every exhibition cycle and is made possible through the generous support of the Susan E. Bower Fund, our Board of Trustees, MCASB Curator’s Council, and many generous individuals.

Art Lab @ MCASB

The Art Lab is an interactive learning space in the Museum that encourages active engagement with the art and artists featured in our exhibitions. Here you will find educational resources and hands-on activities, and we invite you to play to explore. The lab theme changes with each exhibition and complements the art on view with engagement opportunities for visitors of all ages.

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