Aug 16, 2015

Olivia Mole
Topos: That's What She Said
Chinatown YMCA Pool,
San Francisco

There can be no knowledge without a community of researchers, nor any inner experience without a community of those who live it… Collective swimming with immersive audio. Bring bathing suit or immersible outfit (no cotton please); goggles + nose clips if desired; water bottle recommended. Towels and flotation devices will be provided.


OLIVIA MOLE was born in London, England in 1975. She currently lives and works in San Francisco. She worked as a set designer in the mainstream film and animation industry for over a decade and has recently returned to art practice. She attended The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University, and received an MA in Production Design from the National Film and Television School in the UK. She has designed sets for John Frankenheimer, Michael Radford, Wes Anderson and multiple productions at Dreamworks Animation. Her work has been shown guerrilla style in her own garage, at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Southern Exposure, the Wattis Institute and Pro Arts Oakland.

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