Peggy Schatz (Chicago. Artist) spent time working on drawings.
Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig (Miami. Art Historian, Collector) created an Automatic Drawing to explore the creative aspect of her personality that usually remains hidden.
Jordan Mozer (Chicago. Architect and Product Designer) sketched and modeled furniture designs in clay.
Daniel Herskovic (Chicago. Personal chef) prepared individually portioned appetizers and a dessert in the Cube.
Sabrina Raaf (Chicago. Artist, Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago) built a temporary sculptural structure within the Cube and disappeared into it when it was completed.
Chris Houston (Chicago. Personal Trainer) used his time in the Cube to perform calisthenics, shadowbox, and work out.
Betsey & Dale Pinkert (Chicago) set a table with linens and crystal to enjoy wine, cheese, and one another’s company.
Jorge Simes (Chicago. Artist) prepared canvases to bring into the Cube with holes cutout for the cameras. His portrait session provided a glimpse into his studio practice as he completed a painting.
Joe Shanahan (Chicago. Music Promoter, Owner of Metro and Smart Bar) brought in a selection from his collection of 50,000 records and spun music on turntables installed in the Cube.
Lynn Hershman Leeson (San Francisco. Artist and Filmmaker, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis, A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University, Chair of the Film Department, San Francisco Art Institute) turned the lens back on Lincoln Schatz by bringing in various cameras to photograph the portrait process during her session.
Rene di Rosa (Napa. Art Patron, Founder of di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature) reviewed Local Color: the di Rosa Collection of Contemporary California Art and looked at new works by three of the 900 artists represented in his collection: Chester Arnold, Jim Barsness, and Ray Beldner.
Beau Takahara (San Jose. Development Director Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University Law School, Co-Founder ZeroOne: The Art and Technology Network) spent the hour transforming herself into the likeness of what she considers to be her personal totem animal: a desktop sculpture of a pioneer dog-woman given to her by colleague Amy Critchett.
Ken Goldberg PhD (Mill Valley. Artist, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Founder of the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium, Director of UC Berkeley Center for New Media) and Tiffany Shlain (Mill Valley. Filmmaker, Webby Awards Co-Founder) spent an hour in the Cube building a structure with books from their library, reading, and having [...]
Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens (San Francisco. Performance Artists) wore their specially made Cuddle outfits to do LOVE actions such as kissing, cuddling, walking together, wrestling, and playing with Bob, their Labrador Retriever. This collaboration is part of their Love Art Laboratory project, which explores Love as Art for a span of seven years.
Jeff Dauber (San Francisco. Art Collector, Director of Mobile Mac Systems, Apple Inc.) performed his weekend morning ritual of shaving, getting dressed, making coffee, and completing a crossword puzzle.
Craig Newmark (San Francisco. Internet Entrepreneur, Founder Craigslist.org) spent an hour on the internet and conducted customer service for Craigslist.org.
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