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Sea Change/Sourdough Sensations

July 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sea Change/Sourdough Sensations
Thursday, July 1, 2021, 5 – 6pm
Online: Zoom | FB Live

Sourdough bread has swept the imagination of America and filling its ovens during quarantine. Sourdough Sensations is a program of Sea Change. Join us from Cafe Bolivar for a screening of Nao Bustamante’s ASMR short film Breadphones and a live conversation with Nao Bustamante and Evan Kleiman from KCRW’S Good Food. They will be discussing sourdough best practices, among other things. Marcus Kuiland-Nazario will be in conversation with Jose Carvajal, from Cafe Bolivar. Sourdough Sensations will be recorded and available for viewing post-event.


Nao Bustamante‘s precarious practice encompasses performance art, video installation, filmmaking, sculpture, and writing. Bustamante has presented in galleries, museums, universities, and underground sites around the world. In 2020 Bustamante’s forthcoming 360º film, “The Wooden People” received a producing grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation and will be presented at REDCAT in 2021. Bustamante’s new project, “Bloom,” the redesign of the speculum, will be supported by the COLA award and the ArtPace residency. Bustamante is alum of the San Francisco Art Institute, and in 2020 she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from her alma mater. She is a Professor at the USC Roski School of Art and Design. There, she also serves as the Director of the MFA in Art.


Breadphones is a new ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) video by Nao Bustamante. Staying home during the pandemic meant baking sourdough bread for many. Bustamante delves into the practice, triggering gentle tingles through tracing, brushing, tapping, and of course scraping and working fresh sourdough. She becomes the sourdough and eventually, the fresh bread delivers a cosmic and joyful message.

http://naobustamante.com | http://www.cafebolivar.com

Evan Kleiman is a former restaurateur, cookbook author and longtime host of KCRW’s Good Food, a radio show and podcast.



Sea Change is a multi-site, interdisciplinary, contemporary art program developed by artist and curator Marcus Kuiland-Nazario. Sea Change explores the senses and how they have been affected by Covid-19, isolation, and separation through virtual, participatory family-friendly workshops based at Cafe Bolivar, the BRAT store, and an artist laboratory, Sea Change Lab (a 25’ by 8’ foot trailer) located at the 18th Street Arts Center Airport Campus (3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica). Sea Change Lab artists include Mariel Carranza, Sarah Johnson, Phillip T. Nails, Nao Bustamante, Paul Donald, Dorian Wood, and Hiroshi Clark. All programs are FREE.

Sea Change is produced by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario in conjunction with the 18th Street Arts Center and is generously supported by Art of Recovery, an initiative of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, santamonica.gov/arts/artofrecovery, with additional support from Los Angeles County’s WE RISE LA program, Trade City, and 18th Street Arts Center.


July 1, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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