Carolina Caycedo: The Land of Friends

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4/28/2014 – 5/3/2014
University Park Campus

Gayle & Ed Roski MFA Gallery
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007 

Gallery hours Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm 

Carolina Caycedo: The Land of Friends


Monday April 28, 7-9pm

EL GIGANTE - Screening

What would you do if some day someone came to your home and told you it would be flooded?

A documentary by Bruno Federico, Andrea Ciacci, Consuelo Navarro 

Discussion led by Dr. Macarena Gomez-Barris and Carolina Caycedo

Meal and drinks offered by Environmental Student Assembly for Earth Month

USC University Park Campus 

Social Sciences Building (SOS) B46 

3502 Trousdale Parkway

Los Angeles, CA 90007


Thursday Mayday, 6-9pm

Artist Reception Performance 7:30 pm
Gayle & Ed Roski MFA Gallery


Saturday May 3, 6:30pm


Gayle & Ed Roski MFA Gallery

Artist Reception: Mayday, 6-9pm

-How does the Anthopocene premise relate to hydroelectruc mega-infrastructural construction around the world?
-How do dams and reservoirs become an integral part of our image of nature?
-Are dams built decades ago remnants of obsolete technology?
-What is the difference between modern dams and postmodern mega-infrastructural dams?
-If hydroelectric architecture and infrastructure are part machine culture, could police be considered part of power machinery? How do they [dams and police] represent power?
-Both in contemporary dam planning and social repression strategies, what remains underwater? What is submerged or invisible?
-Is police the face, the facade, the frontality of established power? Are they walls that protect a ‘structure’ or system?
-What is the role of scale in police repression and dam construction?
-If social promise and development are distraction techniques of mega-infrastructures today, could security be a distractor in military/police social repression?
-Is corporate construction of dams in Latino-america a continuation of the colony?
-Is a dam a siege of nature? Is security a siege of community?


The USC Roski School of Art and Design MFA Thesis Exhibitions take the form of seven consecutive solo presentations in the MFA gallery. Each student exhibition will be on view for one week. Individual artist receptions will be noted.

Exhibitions and receptions are held in the IFT building. Parking is available along Figueroa and Flower Streets as well as on 30th Street where metered. Parking also available at the Shrine Auditorium (700 32nd Street at Shrine Place).