I CAN WE CAN is a socially engaged art project created by A WINDOW BETWEEN WORLDS to strengthen, connect and expand the community united to end domestic violence and sexual assault. This ongoing participatory art project has engaged over 10,000 participants throughout Los Angeles and from as far away as Iran and Australia. Each I CAN is a beginning of a journey, a catalyst for reflection and transformation.

The first phase included an art exhibition that was curated based on the process of the project at Gallery Neuartig in San Pedro in April 2012. The second phase of ICWC started in October 2013 Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when collaborating artists S.A. Bachman and Neda Moridpour of LOUDER THAN WORDS created a projection onto 3 building sites in LA County with the intent to broadcast the I CAN WE CAN initiative to spark dialog, community participation, and solidarity.

With leadership from the Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Rainbow Services, and WomenShelter of Long Beach, the project includes text and resources in 8 languages.

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I CAN WE CAN

by A Window Between Worlds

 

Oct 2012-Oct 2013

Los Angeles, CA

Phase #1

Gallery Neuartig, San Pedro

Oct 2012- May 2013

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Exhibition overview

Details of the motion sensitive audio installations; light-boxes turn into mirrors as soon as they detect movement

Protest organized as part of the 'One Million Rising Break the Chain' campaign on February 14th, 2012

Details of the audience listening to talking posters

Details of the 'talking poster' series

Phase #2

Series of public projections

San Pedro, Long Beach, and Venice May June 2013- Oct 2013

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Video still of the public video projection 

Public video projection part of San Pedro Art Walk

Public video projection for the Candle Light Vigil organized by LTW and AWBW as part of the ICWC project