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Valises for Camp Ground: Arts,  VALISE 1 – FIRELINE

Artist
Kim Abeles
Year
2018
Artwork Type
Installation
Dimensions
4 ft.* (1.22 m)
Department
Fire
Location

1250 Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Malibu
District
All County
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Location

Latitude: -118.864070 - Longitude: 34.085114
Image: Valises for Camp Ground: Arts,  VALISE 1 – FIRELINE

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Description

Kim Abeles - Valises for Camp Ground: Arts., Corrections., and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains

The mixed media valises were displayed in an exhibition at teh Armory. The valises were created during a long-term collaborative project between artist Kim Abeles and the female inmates of Camp 13-a correctional facility in Los Angeles County for women who are trained and deployed to fight forest fires throughout the region. The valises will be used by the National Park Service and Los Angeles County Fire Department as educational tools to teach about fire prevention, national forests, and our relationship to nature. Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains embeds artists in the Los Angeles County Fire Department to work in collaboration with thepaid and inmate workforces, as well as community stakeholders that serve the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This inaugural Camp Ground project with inmates from Camp 13 was managed by the Armory, with Kim Abeles as the first commissioned artist. Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Following is a list of ten valises
Valise 1 - Fire Line (11 lbs)
Valise 2 - Tools (11 lbs)
Valise 3 - Native vs. Invasive (7 lbs)
Valise 4 - Prevention (14 lbs)
Valise 5 - Abatement (10 lbs)
Valise 6 - Coulter (19 lbs)
Valise 7 - Nature (7 lbs)
Valise 8 - Home (20 lbs)
Valise 9 - Abatement (12 lbs)
Valise 10 - Stewardship (13 lbs)

About the Artist
Kim Abeles is an artist whose community-based projects explore biography, geography and environment. She has created projects with the California Science Center, air pollution control agencies, health clinics and mental health departments, and natural history museums in California, Colorado and Florida. Abeles received the 2013 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and is a recipient of fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation and Pollack-Krasner Foundation. In 1987, she innovated a method to create images from the smog in the air, and Smog Collectors brought her work to national and international attention. She is currently working on sculptural suitcases for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains that embeds artists in the Los Angeles County Fire Department to work incollaboration with the paid and inmate workforces. Her work is in public collections including MOCA,