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Aaron Gach

Aaron Gach is a performance, installation, and new media artist whose work consistently addresses public space, social politics and community issues. Inspired by ongoing studies with a private investigator, a magician, and a ninja, Gach co-founded the Center for Tactical Magic in 2000– an organization dedicated to the coalescence of art, technology, and positive social change.  His commitment to exploring disparate arts (martial, magical, and creative) has led to the creation of numerous projects designed to analyze existing forces and activate latent energies.  Among these are the Tactical Ice Cream Unit (a mobile command center that dispenses free ice cream and community-based propaganda), the Ultimate Jacket (50 secret pockets; endless possibilities), and the Cricket-Activated Defense System (for threatened redwood forests).

In addition to maintaining an ever-broadening international exhibition record, Aaron Gach has also taught courses in Public Art, Convergent Media Practices, Art & Magic, and 4D Art at the University of California - Santa Cruz, Stanford University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and currently at California College of the Arts (CCA).

Although often accused of being both an artist and an activist, he insists that he’s actually rubber and you are glue.

For more info: www.tacticalmagic.org


Works being commented by Aaron Gach
No works curated in year 2016.