Shipyard Artist Video Series

Thanks to Shipyard filmmakers Sean Karlin and Orli Damari of Damari/Karlin Studio for “Art on the Edge,” a series of micro-documentaries featuring Hunters Point Shipyard artists discussing being an artist and the influence of this unique site on their work.

Thanks also to The Point and the Spring Open Studios Committee for supporting this work.

Jump directly to a video:
October 2019: 1. Elvira Dayel | 2. RONDOVAL
November 2019: 3. Ayanna U’Dongo | 4. Carrie Ann Plank


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4. November 2019: Carrie Ann Plank – Portrait of a Shipyard Artist

This episode highlights Carrie Ann Plank, an artist working in the mediums of installation, printmaking, painting, and glass. Plank’s work is included in many private and public collections including the Fine Art Archives of the Library of Congress, SF Fine Arts Museum and the Iraq National Library in Baghdad.

A large portion of Plank’s work considers reinterpreting and reorganizing visual information systems and how content changes meaning.

“I’ve always been fascinated by how principles and equations can be visually rendered and how these translations impact the comprehension of data, be it obfuscation or clarification.” – Carrie Ann Plank


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3. November 2019: Ayanna U’Dongo – Portrait of a Shipyard Artist

“Provocative and edgy experimental narratives explore cultural collisions, trauma adaptation and the transformative power of the human spirit.”

— Ayanna U’Dongo

This episode highlights Ayanna U’Dongo, a video artist and photographer whose work has been featured in public venues including The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Ayanna works in Studio 2314, Building 101.


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2. October 2019: RONDOVAL – Portrait of a Shipyard Artist

This episode highlights RONDOVAL, a mixed media artist whose work transforms objects and elements of timeless nostalgia into a distinctly modern aesthetic.

“Harmonious Contradiction made in RONDOVAL, explore, allow & accept.”—RONDOVAL (Bldg 104, #1213)


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1. October 2019: Elvira Dayel – Portrait of a Shipyard Artist

In the video series’ inaugural release, Elvira talks about her personal history, her inspiration and how the Shipyard shapes her work.

Elvira thinks of herself as a minimalist, using only as much as needed to convey an idea. She re-invents environments by deconstructed, flattened and re-assembling, thereby creating new realities.

“Making art is my oxygen, it’s the breathing medium in which to exist. While my process of art-making is a way of life, my finished work is how I communicate. I speak through my work and my work speaks through me.” – Elvira Dayel (Bldg 117, #3205)