Hidden in Plain Site: Creative Referendums to Human Trafficking
Artist Installations, temporarily sited in cargo containers, Angels Gate Park
April 26 – June 6, 2015

Artistic solutions, also known as creative referendums, developed by nine members of an Artist Team are framed within two cargo containers temporarily sited in Angels Gate Park overlooking the Port – an alluring metaphor given that some people smuggled into the US arrive in shipping containers.

Leah Solo with performance artist Marjan Vayghan

Psychic Art Therapist
Performance by artist Marjan Vayghan during the exhibit Opening on 4/26/15

Proposed Referendum:
The real cost of some dolls, made by child labor, may be too high. Consider buying toys for children from local companies or those with fair labor practices.

Vayghan performs as a “psychic art therapist,” “interpreting” the constructions of participants who create a tableau from broken dolls and toys in the installation. Inspired by Carl Jung, “sand-play” is a therapeutic technique that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing. In a “free, protected space” with a therapist, a client creates a manifestation of their imagined world using sand, water and objects.

Click here for Leah Solo and Marjan Vayghan artist bios.