Hueman Breaks Out with "Homebody"
Internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist (and Radio Juxtapoz guest) Hueman is once again proving her versatility with the world premiere of ‘Homebody,’ an immersive art installation at Ciel Creative Space in Berkeley, CA. Spanning over 20,000 square feet, Hueman has transformed the space with large scale pieces, allowing viewers to engage with her breathtaking art like never before. This event is homegrown and self-funded in community partnership with Ciel Creative Space, Endeavors Oakland, and Mirus Gallery.
As society works to return to normal, in some instances creating a new normal, the collective experience in isolation becomes something to reflect upon. The past two years have affected the way people look at themselves and each other, existing together, apart. Hueman encourages visitors to look inward as ‘Homebody’ explores identity in the context of an unprecedented moment in time.
This exhibition sits at the intersection of art and technology, highlighting original murals, portraits, and sculptures through state-of-the-art projection mapping and augmented reality. With Hueman’s signature blend of “etherealism” projected across massive white walls, audiences can submerge themselves in colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative. This 360-degree experience is enhanced by original, immersive-audio and magnificent lighting to bring your consciousness into a new dimension.
This installation is made by and for the community. Hosted in Hueman’s own home, the East Bay, this is a step towards healing the community through the arts. With a host of special programming including community pop-ups with live musical performances, art classes, dedicated youth field trips, and a partnership with Hack the Hood to support local access to art and technology, this experience is not just for self-proclaimed art fans, but truly the greater good. All vendors helping with this project are local or a small business, showing the positive impact this installation has on the community, and furthering the message of reflection and improvement. Uniquely and impressively, this event is self-funded and completely homegrown, born out of Hueman’s unwavering commitment to seeing her vision to completion.
Ciel Creative Space
2611 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Through February 20, 2022