Boil, Toil + Trouble: Panels

February 19 + 26, 2023

Join us for a series of intimate conversations organized by Debra Scacco in partnership with LAND and Art in Common, on the occasion of the group exhibition Boil, Toil + Trouble. To RSVP, email with date in subject line.


Sunday, February 26th, 2 – 4pm

708 N Manhattan Place

LA, CA 90038

Conversation between Cindy Donis and Julia Jaye Posin, moderated by artist Debra Scacco.

Headwaters considers the definition of the term ‘headwaters’ to reflect extractive intervention of water systems, and how local and international practice impacts local water supply. Through conversation with Cindy Donis (Organizer, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice) and Julia Jaye Posin (Founding Member, Artists for Amazonia), the conversation will address the macro and micro of upstream / downstream relationships, thereby reinforcing how we are globally connected by water.

Bending the River

Sunday, February 19th, 11am – 1pm

708 N Manhattan Place

LA, CA 90038

Lauren Bon in conversation with Emma Robbins moderated by Megan Steinman

Bending the River is an infrastructure artwork by Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio. The project is diverting a small amount of water from the Los Angeles River (which would otherwise go straight to the Pacific), lifting it, cleansing it, and spreading it to a network of public parks (its former floodplain).

This conversation will discuss how Bending the River approaches water infrastructure as community care, and considers how a project like this may be a model for more thoughtful urban infrastructure that moves away from extraction and towards reciprocity.

LAND’s 2023 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation, the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, and The Perenchio Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, Brenda Potter, the Wilhelm Family Foundation and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Liana Krupp, Abby Pucker, Ben Weyerhaeuser, and the Poncher Family Foundation.

Los Angeles Nomadic Division is a member of and supported by the Los Angeles Visual Arts (LAVA) Coalition

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