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Hasan Elahi premieres Creative Capital project "Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project"

February 1, 2010



Hasan Elahi premieres his Creative Capital project, _Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project_, as part of One on One, a suite of solo exhibitions opening at SITE Santa Fe on February 6, 2010. A 2006 Emerging Fields grantee, Elahi’s deeply personal and provocative self-surveillance project grew out of an intensive FBI investigation in the wake of 9/11. After false accusations by a misinformed neighbor of involvement in the 9/11 terrorists plots, Elahi has since meticulously documented his life, presenting his records on the internet for all to see. Through this process, he achieves an elusive anonymity behind the quantity of information he puts forth. The SITE Santa Fe exhibition will feature the ongoing project as a live feed that transmits his exact location, as well as photographic documentation of his record keeping. _Tracking Transience_ serves as an exposé of modern life, particularly in a post-9/11 world of surveillance. Visit the Tracking Transience project page. About Creative Capital Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing innovative and adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel, and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster a successful and sustainable practice for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 2,700 artists through its Professional Development Program. For more information, visit www.creative-capital.org. Creative Capital receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the LEF Foundation, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the TOBY Fund, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and more than 130 other individuals and institutional donors. Back to Listing
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