The High Wall

The High Wall is a video projection project curated by Britta Johnson and D.K. Pan that happens approximately 3 times per year in conjunction with Inscape’s Open Studios. Located on the south-west exterior of the Inscape building, projections are best viewed after dark from the porches or parking lots of the Inscape building, the PFI Parking lot, and both north- and south- bound light rail trains, as well as all levels of the CenturyLink Field parking lot.

Members of the public are welcome to a reception on the second floor south porch of the building during its Open Studios events as darkness falls.

The High Wall is powered by Shunpike.

Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.



November 30 – December 3, 2017: C. Davida Ingram’s video When I Rub the Dead Skin of the Thing against Me I find I am Soft, Brown, and Human, 2017


C Davida Ingram is an award-winning artist who is passionate about beauty and social justice. Her primary muses are race, gender and social relationships. Ingram’s impulse is to imagine tactics to get free–not further prescribing Otherness. With this in mind, she uses unorthodox mediums–Craigs List ads, hypnosis, drones, cell phone videos among other things to reshape what is possible in her own identification with being a black queer woman. Her art has been shown at the Frye Art Museum, Northwest African American Museum, Evergreen College, Bridge Productions, Intiman Theater, Town Hall and more. Her writings have been included in Arcade, Ms blog, James Franco Review and The Stranger. Ingram received the 2014 Stranger Genius Award in Visual Arts. She is a 2016 Neddy art award finalist. She is a current Kennedy Center Citizen Artist fellow and was recently voted one of the 20 most talented people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine.


August 3 – 6, 2017: Klara Glosova’s video Watching the Green Grass Grow, 2011

Klara Glosova is a Czech-born visual artist currently based in Seattle. She is a founder of NEPO House and is always interested to see what happens when you place the inside out, invite the outside in and generally do things backwards. Her work intertwines her personal history growing up in Eastern Europe with her experience as an artist and mother and (above all) a curiosity and playfulness that extends to both concept and materials. Klara was awarded Seattle Magazine’s 2013 Spotlight Award, Seattle Art Museum’s 2014 Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award, the New Foundation Fellowship, and was nominated for 2015 Stranger Genius Award.

April 27 – 30, 2017: Dan Hawkin’s The Water Project

Hawkins is a Seattle based photographer who uses a wide variety of obsolete and innovative imaging processes to create his work. These highly personal documents often deal with the dual themes of memory and decay. The Water Project, his color photographs of industrial landscapes, processed in water found on-site, show places haunted by chemistry. 

November 17 – 20, 2016: Rodrigo Valenzuela’s video Prole, 2015

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Rodrigo Valenzuela (b. 1982, Santiago, Chile) completed an art history degree at the University of Chile (2004), then worked in construction while making art over his first decade in the United States, completing an MFA at University of Washington in 2012. Using staged scenes and digital interventions, Valenzuela’s photography, video and installation work is rooted in the contradictory traditions of documentary and fiction, often involving narratives around immigration and the working class. He is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, OR and Klowden Mann in Los Angeles, CA.


August 4 – 7, 2016: D.K. Pan’s LOVE PEACE POWER