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Network Feedback request – entry from Julie Tolentino

CPN offers a wide view of the field/s – research, networking. I would like to find a way to be more active on this (and other pages … ) Appreciate when I see/experience curators/artists/thinkers voices as PROVOCATEUR … I am inspired to think of posting here differently. Of course, like all, need to find more time. Activity and conversations, recommendations and exciting work always draws me in.

Originally based in NYC, currently extensive touring and based in Joshua Tree – a remote desert area 2.5 hours away from Los Angeles, it is useful to have a sense of community. I focus on the breadth of CPN – and though often can feel like a drop in a large sea, I know that there is material and connections – often experience artists contacting me through this modality.


It would be interesting to be involved in a “moving cloud” of areas that we can choose and change as a way we might co-exist in various areas while also capable of moving in/out of these same areas. – i envision this deep resource as a way to explore and better access colleagues, research, potential gigs and thinkers in similar spaces….but with this “moving cloud” we may be able to morph WITH our interests – as well as map, suggest, become more active as a result. Also, this would make CPN vital and helpful in figuring out how to transition, to make connections during tours and/ or have conversations in areas where we are not as well versed, or differently versed.

Experientially, I have never been approached from a presenter/curator for a conversation here. Is this common? I am not sure how to feel about this – though wondering if I am “too off the radar” or if this is a comment on my practice!

Very grateful for CPN – and with thanks to the future world buildings of Jemma and Caden.

Thank you.

Julie Tolentino

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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