THIS IS MY HOME
EDELO directed the Red Poppy Art House in the mission district of San Francisco California for six months in 2015. In this time, we created an outdoor studio creating collaborative works with neighbors daily, using Urgent Art to address experienced realities on gentrification, police brutality, migration and cultural identity.
Artists, Residents Sculpt Gentrification as They See It
“Before there were all these buildings, there was natives living here,” said artist Ramiro Martinez, who helped coordinate the event. “Putting a hole in the building, it’s like reaccessing (that time).” He added, speaking of the earth at the bottom, “That’s where we all rest — on the real ground.” - drawing by Mia Eve
In our four month residency we begin an outdoor studio creating collaboration art with all neighbors on a daily basis, using Urgent Art to create art about the experienced realities of our environment.
Our first inauguration in conjunction with Mission Arts & Performance Project, is focused on Black and Brown Lives Matter.
We invite YESKA, a guerrilla artist rising from the streets of Oaxaca, to create an outdoor mural which serves as the head of a community created alter honoring victims and family members of police brutality.
Homeless Guatemalan neighbors became the active caretakers and builders of, "This Is My Home”, transforming the Red Poppy Art House into sculptural housing or functional shelter. Throughout the months the collaborators used found recycled materials to build and painted our stories on them in the day, and slept in the shelter at night, often sparking tensions in the neighborhood and with the police. This performance addressed the culminating tensions between race, class, affordable housing, and police brutality as we witnessed unfold on our corner of 23rd & Folsom.
Inside The Red Poppy Art House as part of the second MAPP Mission and Performance Art Project, the project/installation includes a symbolic burial of community members that will take turns positioning their bodies into a hole in the center of the Poppy’s floor, reflecting how the new Mission is being built on top of lives and histories that go unseen below.
Featuring performances by Luliliana and SF Mayor Candidate Francisco Herrera, Adrian Arias, Sebastian Alvares, Ramiro Martinez, Ben Baker, Freddy Flowpez and more.
IN LIVING MEMORY
United States 2015
Monuments and day labor.
A two-hour sculptural performance with Mateo Hidalgo, Ignacio Ramirez, Mia Eve, Caleb Duarte, and Ramiro Martinez.
SOMARTS Making A Scene, 50 Years of Bay Area Alternative Spaces
San Francisco USA 2015
The Red Poppy Art House
EDELO Mia & Caleb Duarte
Four-Month Art Direction of
The Red Poppy Art House