Documenting Change @ RE-aRT

An Open House This Weekend ~ Get the Tour!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th, noon ’til 5

2608B Rogers Ave. 78722

This Open House is especially for the Austin Time Exchange Network — members and new members. (We’ll do an orientation to ATEN at 4:00, so you can join up!)

I have long been dreaming of having bustling Work Days with all sorts of people using this space around the duplex I live in as a laboratory of creative exploration, documentation, and transformation. There’s just so much to do! It is a place of freedom as well as challenges, somewhere you can hang out until you find inspiration.

So, what is it again? Well, I have a hard time choosing one explanation. It’s a collection spot for certain kinds of “junk”. There’s a studio, a puppet stage area, a yard, a sweet dog, and lots of cats. The cats are semi-wild, as is the studio.

Some activities that take place here (past, present, future) include: stencil art, scrap wood construction, bottle-building, tinkering to invent, sign-making, garden-starting, mural-painting, stuff-swapping, wig-making, lamp-shade designing, quiet contemplation, cat observation, shade-structure inventing, botanical and other environmental studies, drawing 101, and videos galore.

What I really want to see is: different people learning and teaching, individuals transforming found materials, and video/photo crews documenting change.

Looking for collaborators of all skill levels who want to be part of the Odd Saturdays team!

And if you join the Austin Time Exchange, I can “pay” you in Hours.


5 responses

  1. I hope to find tapes and figure out my new camera so I can film in your backyard.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

  2. amandahbjones

    Yes! If you don’t, you can always use the one we’ve got here.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

  3. amandahbjones

    Fun activity possibilities (the brainstorm): creating altars, mask-making / finding last-minute junk-inspired Halloween costumes, getting conversation topics suggested by the scenery, making and playing musical sculptures, deciding this is a place you want to come back to, talking about what you want to learn or teach, thinking broadly about the concept of Reincarnation (compost… transformations…), soup-sampling, celebrating the earth and its rotations-

    October 26, 2011 at 9:48 pm

  4. Janice

    This sounds so cool! I’m sorry I missed it. Are you doing it again this weekend?

    November 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm

  5. amandahbjones

    Not exactly! But you are welcome to come visit anyway! I’ll email you when I know what times I’ll be available.

    November 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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