Performer Interviews, Q & A, and performance excerpts
with Marsh and MarshStream founder Stephanie Weisman
Thursday March 18, 2021 at 7:30pm
Quarantine Art Project is a brainchild of SaRika. Developed during the lockdown when everything came to a halt, it was an artist’s need to create a reflective yet inspiring art.
Every trip to the grocery store, every empty counter, the long lines, empty roads and the feeling of being trapped was an important storytelling moment for Sarika. She started taking lots of videos and images on her phone & video camera. She reached out to any creative who was capturing footage like her and was interested in sharing them. This started a chain reaction and video clips started appearing in her inbox from all around the globe. French music producer Clelia Felix track ‘Stuck in a Dream’ fit the situation perfectly. Threaded with her own videos capture and clips sent from various artists, ‘The Quarantine Art Project’ music video was born.
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About the Guest
Sarika is a female filmmaker and creative. Born and raised in India, New Delhi. She has worked in Advertising industry for several years in Delhi, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York with some very renowned and creative ad agencies & brand names such as Adidas, Safeway, San Francisco Environment, Batman Forever, Jelly Belly. Her MLK Ad for Safeway won a Gold ADDY and her Richmond Police Department Ad Campaign won a silver ADDY.
Sarika now uses the medium of storytelling and creative expression through moving images as a Filmmaker and documentarian. She also dabbles in photography and has won the Peace Project’s ‘Inspiration’ photography award for one of her image. Couple of her immediate upcoming artistic endeavors: A Silent Film and a music video with Clelia Felix for a Japanese network.
Sarika is an advocate for raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. As and when she can, she has teamed up with Alzheimer’s Association, San Francisco, as a media volunteer to create short documentaries and testimonials on their yearly event ‘Walk to end Alzheimer’s’. She also works as Multimedia Content Manager for LightHouse for The Blind in San Francisco.
Using her arts and creativity to speak up about causes that matter is very important to her. Making meaningful creative content and tell some interesting stories along the way, is the motivation behind her camera captures.
Please visit Sarika’s IMDB page, website and Social networks for her work and latest news
Instagram and Twitter @artby_5ar
About the Host
Stephanie Weisman founded and has been the Artistic/Executive Director of The Marsh since its inception in 1989. Under her leadership, The Marsh has grown from a one-night-a-week performance series to producing 600-700 shows annually on its four stages. In addition to its developing work performance series, The Marsh’s programs include: artist-in-residencies, after-school and summer workshops for youth both onsite and in 5 SFUSD, and performance development classes, workshops and Performance Initiatives. In 1996 Stephanie spearheaded the drive to successfully buy their 12,000 sq ft facility on Valencia Street in San Francisco. This increased The Marsh’s programs four-fold as well as provided for a stable Bay Area arts organization. In 2010, The Marsh added a second venue in Berkeley. In 2020, Stephanie initiated MarshStream. She is currently at work developing her opera, Aphrodisia, with dancer, Wei Wang.