An exploration of Jewish identity through the visual language of cartography and micrography.
Through scholarship, community collaboration, and focused individual art production, Cadastral Masorah will use maps as the entry point to a discussion about cultural and personal knowledge, relation to place, and identity. Corrie will study and incorporate micrography texts from the 10th century to modern day, the maps of Cresques Abraham, and city records from places with significant Jewish populations. These sources will be used as points of departure for collaborative community events for targeted groups, as well as the general public. These workshops and curated tours will encourage individuals to interpret their own neighborhoods, and explore boundaries and Jewish identity through the visual language of cartography and micrography. Corrie will use the fruits of this collaboration as well as her primary research to create maps, photographs and installations.
An artist, curator and educator, Corrie is a founding member and co-director of Actual Size Los Angeles. Actual Size collaborates with established and emerging artists to encourage situations that activate the exhibition and engage the public. Corrie received her Bachelors in Photography, Philosophy and Art History at Bard College in 2007. Her projects have been profiled in the L.A Times, Mousse Magazine, and Flash Art International. Selected Exhibitions include; The Picture Reason, Woods Gallery, Annandale-on-Hudson; E’clepsydre, HBC, Berlin; Family Stories, Pasadena Museum of History; and Games, Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum. Corrie has initiated art programs at the Women’s Care Cottage in North Hollywood and the Astor Home for Abused Youth in Rhinebeck, New York. She has developed educational programming for Barnsdall Art Center and the Corita Art Center. She worked as a teaching artist with the L.A Philharmonic, L.A County Museum of Art, and Armory Center for the Arts. Corrie was the official photographer of the Bardejov, Slovakia Jewish delegation in 2010.