Make CATopia Real

Ben Kinsley, Jessica Langley
November 18 - January 20, 2012

Make CATopia Real is a campaign aimed at the realization of a physical utopian cat park (location TBD).

To begin this long-term project Kinsley and Langley conduct a series of video interviews with area cats discussing what utopia means to them. With their human companions serving as translators, the artists gather vital information in order to generate a visual lexicon for the ultimate design of CATopia.

These interviews and corresponding visualizations will be presented via an online portal ( where cat-lovers from around the world will be able to participate in the devotion of this mythic goal. Additional data will be collected during events and activities held at SPACES throughout the residency period.

Video and Streaming Media

The CATopian Dream


National Endowment for the Arts

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

Regional Artists, Apply for this Program.

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