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Sunset Bubbles, 2021 – 2022

2 years of weekly Friday performances one hour before sunset to gather and entertain outdoor crowds to put a smile on everyone’s face

key image by Carolyn Klein Lagattuta Communications & Marketing Executive Assistant and Photography UCSC University Relations

25 November 2022 3:54 – 4:54 P.M. image by Colin Smith

18 November 2022 3:58 – 4:58 P.M. image by Kristen Masters

19 August 2022 6:54 – 7:54 P.M. image by Ross Levoy

15 July 2022 7:27 – 8:27 P.M. image by Carolyn Klein Lagattuta

1 July 2022 7:31 – 8:31 P.M.

22 April 2022 6:50 – 7:50 P.M.

25 March 2022 6:25 – 7:25 P.M.

11 March 2022 5:12 – 6:12 P.M.

4 March 2022 5:05 – 6;05 P.M.

4 March 2022 5:05 – 6:05 P.M.

11 February 2022 4:45 – 5:45 P.M.

28 January 2022 4:29 – 5:29 P.M.

7 January 2022 4:07 – 5:07 P.M.

31 December 2021 4:02 – 5:02 P.M. 

17 December 2021 3:55 – 4:55 P.M.

5 November 2021 5:06 – 6:06 P.M.

15 October 2022 5:31 – 6:31 P.M.

22 September 2021 6:05 – 7:05 P.M

10 September 2021 6:33 – 7:33 P.M.

3 September 2021 6:33 – 7:33 P.M

6 August 2021 7:09 – 8:09 P.M.

2 July 2021 7:31 – 8:31 P.M.

24 May 2021 7:08 – 8:08 P.M.

7 May 2021 7:02 – 8:02 P.M.

16 April 2021 6:44 – 7:44 P.M.

26 March 2021 6:56 – 7:56 P.M.

5 February 2021 4:36 – 5:38 P.M.

29 January 20214:31 – 5:31 P.M.

Sunset Bubbles, 2015 – 2022

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In this series of gestures timed to end at sunset, there is light for participants to be sure footed and darkness to facilitate the viewing of intensified light refractions. Look closely at the body language and faces of participants and observe the varying embodiments of play and untethered consciousness.

Since 2015 the project has included groups of up to 300 people at one time—providing bubble juice, buckets, and tri-cord wands. The project was supported through grants from the UCSC Art Department, Santa Cruz Museum of Art History, UCSC Porter College, and the Santa Cruz County Regional Burning Man unSCruz.

This project survives through the documentation of: Carolyn Lagattuta, Stephen Louis Marino, Zhill Olonan, Shubham Modi, Lia Pierce, Bridget Lyons, Nicole Peattie, Mark Woodward, Mark Davis, justthekewlstuff, and others. 

Special thanks for support goes to: Marcy Ramirez, James Blaine, Sean Keilen, Emily Hope Dobkin, Jennifer Parker, Anne Della Corte, Brian Lawrence, Katie Perry, Beth Stephens, and the Circle K Club.

Below are 8 volunteered videos from members of the Santa Cruz and University of California, Santa Cruz communities.

#LoveBubble

Injection of bubbles into daily live of visitors to West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, CA.

photo credit: Nikko

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