Hosted by Randall Packer from the Underground Studio Bunker

Third Space Network presents Networked Conversations with Richard Dana, Cohn Drennan, and Mansoora Hassan from the international artist collective Take Me to the River. Their socially-engaged community projects, staged around the world, explore the commonalities of water as a source for artistic collaboration.

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| About Take Me to the River |

The Take Me to The River Project was founded in 2001 by an international group of artists to promote greater understanding and cooperation among different peoples and nations during these unsettled times. The purpose of Take Me to The River (TMTTR) is to create a bridge across borders, through art, water and collaboration, by presenting both the diversities and similarities amongst people of different countries. In doing so, TMTTR promotes the development of an interactive, transnational culture.

| Richard Dana |

Richard L. Dana is a self-taught artist. From 1977 to 1988 he worked as an economist and Soviet Affairs expert in Washington, DC. In 1988 he decided to dedicate himself to his artistic practice. While having focused on the creation of computer-generated digital art for the past several years, in the past, present and future he has worked in a range of media, including mixed media painting, drawing, and installations. He has had 24 one-person/two-person exhibitions, participated in over 140 group exhibitions. and has been exhibited in 19 countries.

| Cohn Drennan |

Cohn Drennan is the Managing Director of the Mesquite Arts Council and Manager of the Mesquite Arts Center, the City of Mesquite, Texas’ performance and visual arts venue, and cultural education center. He was the Director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University from 2005 through 2010. Prior to his position, he was the Deputy Director of the United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, in Washington, DC.

| Mansoora Hassan |

Mansoora Hassan is a multimedia artist who lives and works in both the West and the East, at home with traditional Islam and liberal, secular societies. As an image-maker, she pushes artistic limits through diverse aesthetic considerations and visual explorations of select spiritual, social and political landscapes. Her combination of imagery from diverse settings expresses, examines and explores the intersection of cultural and historical perception, and addresses the inner and external conflicts infringing upon our lives.

| Principal Members of Take Me to the River|

Jake Allen (US), Mary-Ann Beall (France), Joan Belmar (Chile), John Brown (US), David Carlson (US), Eglon Daley (US), Richard L. Dana (US), Victor Ekpuk (Nigeria), Ashraf Fouad (Egypt), Gustavo Genta (Uruguay), Mansoora Hassan (US/Pakistan), Tiina Herttua (Finland), Judy Jashinsky (US), Lizzy Magariños (Uruguay), Rogelio Osorio (Uruguay), Ivana Panizzi (Brazil), Analía Sandleris (Uruguay), Deirdre Saunder (Zimbabwe), Ruza Spak (Germany), Betsy Stewart (US), Andres Tremols (Cuba), Michel Varisco (US)


Networked Conversations brings people together in live creative dialogue, online via the Third Space Network (3SN). As our own alternative media, we debate the latest issues and break the news: all from a uniquely art & activist perspective. Networked Conversations is hosted by Randall Packer & broadcast from the Underground Studio Bunker in Washington, DC.

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