Passion and Purpose: George Berlin

Artist Speaker Series

When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed.

Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key questions we pose to participants, who will share their stories in images, words and interactive sessions.

George Berlin: Sharing Light and Love in Dark Times

How can we use art to help a world that’s hurting SO badly?

What we create can bring people together, build opportunity and connection- even in strange and uncertain days like now.

George Berlin just returned from a 5 month project in the mountains of Taiwan designing and building huge light sculptures that will help transform a small village hurt by a typhoon in 2009.

Join us for tales of his grand adventures traveling across the world during a global pandemic: designing public art that serves the needs of a community, working with local teams to build it (and all the hand gestures it takes to communicate!) eating his way through two weeks of quarantine, and all the unique opportunities and experiences along the way.

We’ll dive into how he designs huge things on tiny screens, what it takes to enter a tightly restricted country right now, all the joys and pitfalls of taking designs from digital to reality, and how his work will impact the community in the long-term.

George Berlin brings delight and wonder across the globe, with massive projection mapping epics, light sculptures, and immersive installations for light festivals, museums, and events that win awards and deliver smiles.

Follow his adventures on Instagram @georgeberlinart or his website

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
6:30 p.m. on Zoom

Register in advance for this program:
Zoom Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

C3’s Passion and Purpose YouTube playlist is at
Paul Elledge – Creative Cross Training
Mary Rafferty – Personal Projects—Creating with a Purpose
Scott Van Osdol – Using Your Superhuman Creative Powers for Good

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