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Community Corporation Santa Monica:
Tools of Engagement Training

Resident Council of Community Corporation Santa Monica
January-July 2019

I got to know these terrific folks mentoring them in collaborative group dynamics through my Tools of Engagement. They are members of the Resident Council of Community Corporation Santa Monica - committed to leading their fellow residents in building strong, healthy, safe communities, while advocating for affordable housing locally and nationally.
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Close Your Eyes If You Want to See
Santa Monica Prefecture | April 1 – July 6, 2019

Santa Monica Prefecture is pleased to present a new work by artist Dorit Cypis, Close Your Eyes If You Want to See, a social sculpture exploring relationships between psychological, physical and social aspects of identity and social relations. Clear, fearless, and piercing, Dorit’s work emphasizes critical social engagement, never falling into reaction, or outrage.
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One Another: Identity, Difference + Conflict
NAVEL | April 17, 2019

Dorit Cypis presents a ten-act interactive presentation on identity, difference and conflict – key themes in the upcoming collaborative research project, One Another. Here, interested audience members will be invited to apply to participate in the seven month process, where, if selected, they will progress through several rounds of rigorous collective inquiry and self-examination.
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Mandarin Plaza Pop Up
March 30-31, 2019

“On Captiva Island, I would ride an old bicycle a few times a day from the Gulf side to the Bay side - over a mile-long dirt road that meandered through tropical jungle. Wanting to understand where I was, I often left the road to walk amongst the unfamiliar flora and remember clearly the exact moment I recognized that the largest of the trees had grown huge endless limbs around other trees...suffocating them!"
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WORD 2018-2019: The Bruce Geller Memorial Prize
March 2019

The 2018-2019 Word Grant: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize, a project of American Jewish University’s Institute for Jewish Creativity, supports artists creating projects that explore Jewish ideas, themes, tradition, history, and identity. We believe in supporting a contemporary, vibrant, Jewish cultural landscape in Los Angeles.
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Kulture Klub
February 14, 2019

2018 was a BIG year for Kulture Klub and we wanted to reach out and share some highlights.
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Arts Tune Up at Art Share LA
Arts Share LA | January 12, 2019

Calling artists in and around Los Angeles! Join us for a morning of networking and learning with the LA County Arts Commission. This Tune-Up will include an opportunity to participate in three 40-minute sessions on a variety of topics.
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NAVEL: Programming Committee Spring/Summer 2019 Announcement
NAVEL | November 26, 2018

NAVEL is proud to announce the programming committee for Spring/Summer 2019, elected by the collective via an open call. NAVEL welcomes Gloria Galvez, Jasmine Nyende, Dorit Cypis, Chris Tyler, Daleen Saah, and Yewande Pearse.
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Performance Scores and Instructions for the Midterm Elections
Hyperallergic | October 31, 2018

Edited by artists John Burtle and Elana Mann, the new book Propositional Attitudes: What do we do now? is an anthology of recent performance scores and instructions meant to blur the lines between spectator and participant. Featuring contributions from Carolina Caycedo, Dorit Cypis, Fallen Fruit, Udita Upadhyaya, and many others, the collected works engage with themes of political organizing and social responsibility, raising difficult questions like: “What societal roles should we follow or break? What constitutes political dissent? And what are the ramifications of our decisions to comply or revolt?”
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Peacebuilding through an Artist’s Perspective. Member Spotlight: Dorit Cypis
Mediators Beyond Borders | 2018

Dorit Cypis, an artist and conflict engagement consultant, is a founding member of MBBI as well as the founding chair of MBBI’s Middle East Initiative. With several awards, fellowships, and start-ups in her name, she has been expressing socio-cultural relationships and personal identity in an aesthetic way since her 20s.
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Simone Forti and Dorit Cypis in Conversation
X-TRA | October 10, 2018

This is the third X-TRA Forum, a series of programs using the 20-year archive of contemporary art quarterly X-TRA as a springboard. In 2004, X-TRA printed a conversation between Dorit and Simone, titled “Between the Conceptual and the Vibrational.” X-TRA is honored to bring the two back together to share another part of their ongoing conversation.
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Art Reminds Us: We Are Implicated in Each Other’s Lives, 2018

One of the things recent events at the Mexico/US border have shown us is the power of documentation: audio, video, and photos that indelibly show the human impact of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. While the viral response to news of separated families and children held in “tender age facilities” underscores the power of such practices, it also raises questions for those of us in the art world: What can art do that journalism can’t? If documentation can stop us in our tracks, is it art’s job to help us move beyond that, to process what we encounter in the media? Four artists weigh in: Natalia Almada, Jackie Amézquita, Dorit Cypis, and Ifrah Mansour.
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Untitled: a procession on the borders of something that has already shifted
Materials & Applications | September 29, 2018

Privacies Infrastructure features a choreographed project by Gwyneth Shanks and Sarah Lewis-Cappellari, which takes the form of a walking procession through private and public spaces in Echo Park, featuring presentations from special guests along the way.

The performative walking procession features Gwyneth Shanks, Sarah Lewis-Cappellari, Dorit Cypis, Loren Fenton, Dana Cuff, David Godshall, and Manuel Lopez, amongst others.
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Alternative Spaces: That was Then This is Now
LAXART | June 23, 2018

A discussion on the changing cultural and socio-political landscape undergirding the role of alternative art spaces over the past 40 years.
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Propositional Attitudes: What do we do now?, 2018

Golden Spike Press, 2018; edited by John Burtle and Elana Mann, is an anthology of recent performance scores, directions and instructions.

The pieces in the book follow a long historical tradition of artists who blurred art and life through performance scores, directions, and instructions such as Pauline Oliveros, Lygia Clark, Allan Kaprow, ACT UP, Fluxus, the Diggers, Saul Alinsky, belle hooks and many more that follow a long historical tradition of artists who blurred art and life.
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Biomythography: Un-Panel Workshop
OVERTON HALL | January 28, 2018

Organized and facilitated by Dorit Cypis and Holly Tempo, this workshop trains participants in creating open dialogues and conflict resolution while addressing themes from the art exhibition Biomythography: Currency Exchange and the current political landscape, such as race relations, gentrification, identity, and empathy.
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The Future of Policing, 2015 – 2018 ongoing

Presented by Days of Dialogue, Institute for Non Violence Los Angeles, across Communities of Los Angeles City and County, Dorit Cypis is assisting The Future of Policing as a Dialogue Facilitator. Days of Dialogue is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to be a catalyst in the community problem solving process by creating dialogue on sensitive social issues among diverse community groups.
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To the Population, 2016

A safety vest protects the human chest and warns of danger. This vest is stuffed with “campaign” buttons asking questions of psycho-physical dimension. We pass people in need on the streets every day. What do we know of one another? How can we connect beyond our fear, towards empathy and reciprocity?
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Artist Lecture & Workshop
ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY | November 13 & 14, 2017

Dorit Cypis will conduct “Diversity Inside Out”, a workshop for students of the Art Department, St. Cloud State University. Aesthetic tools of performance (movement, gesture), drawing (tracing), spatial awareness, and creative critical thinking will be used to build skills of self-reflection, bias awareness, difference recognition, empathy, and reciprocity.
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The SAG-AFTRA Foundation
October 26, 2017

Livestream Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:05 PM (PDT)

At its core, the job of an actor is to reflect humanity. Or, as Natalie Portman succinctly put it, “An actor’s job is empathy.” For the performer, this means more than just walking in someone else’s shoes; it requires us to inhabit experiences and perspectives that could be completely alien to our own.
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