Project US

is an art collaboration between Linda Lack, Ph.D., a movement therapist in her 70's and INKSAP, an artist in his 20's. They take over Los Angeles with their own brand of movement street art.


HOW IT BEGAN

In 2017, a drunk driver crashed into the front of Linda's studio, throwing her sanctuary of over 50 years into chaos.  After months dealing with the stress of rebuilding and red tape from City Hall, Linda found herself on the verge of leaving it all behind and simply walking off into the desert never to return—until one morning, she discovered a street artist had pasted up graffiti on the front wall of her studio. 

And she loved it. 

Her spirits renewed, Linda not only moved the artwork into her studio to preserve and put on display, she set out on a mission to find the person who had put it there--the artist known only as INKSAP.  

An acolyte of the streets accustomed to dodging the police and irate landlords, Inksap was suspicious of Linda’s intentions in trying to contact him.  When he finally agreed to see her, their first meeting lasted 5 1/2 hours.  It was like two soulmates coming together.  

Spontaneous Combustion

When Linda and Inksap met, it set off a spark that quickly exploded in a wildfire of creation.  Rather than separating them, their differences brought them closer--pouring fuel on the other’s fire.  Together, these two subversive artists became more than the sum of their parts, and they set out to combine their artistic DNA. Their goal: to combine Linda's style of fluid contortionism with Inksap's raw energy to create new works of street art.  

Linda only had one requirement--if she was going to be on a piece of street art, then she was damn well going to put it up herself.  In her 70s, Linda found herself starting a new chapter of her life as a street artist.  And Inksap, who had always been a lone wolf going out into the streets solo, suddenly found himself part of a duo. 

Neither of them knew where it would lead or how they would pull it off.  

This collaboration and now documentary follows the process of discovery as they create a new kind of street art.  Their medium crosses disciplines, mixing movement and ink, photography and charcoal, silkscreens and performance art.  Armed with a bucket of glue and a bag of posters, Linda and Inksap venture out into the city in Inksap's urban art vehicle under cover of night to tell their story.  The city of Los Angeles is their canvas; every street corner their stage; every passerby, their audience.  

This is street art done as only they can. 

SUPPORT THEIR PROJECT BY COLLECTING PROJECT US ARTIFACTS HERE


TIMELINE:

CURRENT STATUS: SOMEWHERE IN THE STREETS

2020: DOCUMENTARY IN POST-PRODUCTION

JULY 2019: DUO GOES TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY FOR THEIR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AND ART SHOW

25 APRIL 2019: FUNDRAISER ENDS AND WE REACH OUR GOAL

25 MARCH 2019: FUNDRAISER STARTS

17 MARCH 2019: PROJECT US MAKES IT INTO LA TIMES SUNDAY EDITION, PRINT AND WEB

11 MARCH 2019: PROJECT US ARTIFACTS GET ACCEPTED TO BUDAPEST ART SHOW

1 FEB 2019: PROJECT US GOES TO THE DESERT

2 JAN 2019: BEGIN TALKS ABOUT AN ARTICLE IN LA TIMES

11 DEC 2018: INKSAP AND LINDA LACK INSTALL THEIR ART IN THE STREETS

1 NOV 2018: INKSAP GOES TO VIETNAM

29 OCT 2018: INKSAP CAPTURES LINDA LACKS MOVEMENTS

14 AUG 2018: LINDA LACK AND INKSAP MEETS IN STUDIO

25 JULY 2018: INKSAP AND LINDA LACK CONNECT VIA EMAIL

8 JULY 2018: INKSAP PASTE LINDA LACK’S BUILDING