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Itinerary for E.A.S.T.

Saturday, November 13th
Forecast: sunny and cool (60’s)

At our plaza – stop#129, 2608 Rogers Ave. – there will be a bountiful display of art to look at, including:
* Science Bear Arcade:  Palfloat brand homemade gifts and souvenirs, plus framed art by Chad Hopper for your walls.
* Bargain prices on fine art collage plus cheap but delightful prints by myself.
* A million photos by Fernando Flores hung on a crazy fence.
* Kevin Pope art.
AND…
* The “Permanent Collection” — that is, the combined 2608B household art collection, featuring 30 different artists, displayed for your discovering pleasure inside our home.  You will be met at the door by Chips the dog, who likes you but will bark until you offer him a palm to sniff.

Also, there is a DIY sculpture garden!!

Throughout the day, I will be alternating between “keepin it real” and performing a piece entitled “Self Employment”.  This performance piece will include doing the work of organizing materials and people for the creation of a Social Experiment/Employment Agency/Recycling Center/Sovereign Nation which culminates on Day 4.  If you are interested in being a participant, ask about Jobs.

As for treats, there will probably just be some cider.  (Unless someone gets motivated to make popcorn balls or soup.)

Sunday, November 14th
Forecast: cold and rainy

Much of the Day 1 displays will have to turn inside out so as to not be ruined by rain.  This makes for some interesting challenges.  Maybe we’ll get around to the soup on this day.  I think some music would be in order as well.  I can still conduct job interviews, too!

Saturday, November 20th
Forecast: ??

Full-on documentation needed all weekend.  (Bring your camera, rolling.)

MINI ALTERNATIVE JOB FAIR
! ! ! !
(You can get paid in Hours via Austin Time Exchange Network.)

Sunday, November 21st
Forecast: ??

RERTLANDIA SECESSION PROCLAMATION

recycling center alternative universe climactic ending

{In which we all find our role(s) within the game(s) and perform our tasks with admirable tenacity, leading to a visible and tangible transformation of materials, as well as the unpredictable manifestion of a bureaucratic dream.}

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W/ Chad Hopper @ Cheer Up Charlie’s


Demand + Supply

panorama

“Beginning with an Assignment (DEMAND) to create a list of Materials (SUPPLIES), Hopper and Jones engage in a closed-economy art experiment, wherein the elements themselves are also used as tools without any additional means.

ASSIGNMENT:

1)     Create a list of mutually agreed-upon supplies limited to 20 different elements with specified quantities.

2)     Gather all supplies on list individually.

3)     Install supplies at Co-Lab on specific sides of room, working independently except for at the meeting point (somewhere in the middle).”

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the Cadillac of worms, she says

Because there is so much going on right now that I am befuddled, I am giving you a non-sequitor title, c/o my dear friend Laura Cyan Anderson.

Art shows!  Co-Lab this Saturday; Cheer Up Charlies (East 6th @ Waller) all June; Thunderbird (Koenig) in July: these are all collaborations with Chad Hopper.

At CUC you will find a small installation of a whole bunch of stuff all under the heart-shaped letters which spell out “DNA ERA”.  We worked hard in there on a hot day without A.C., so go look at it.  It’s kind of like going to the zoo, only it’s a bread factory.  In it I express my  love for nets, lamps and physics.

The Co-Lab show is an experiment in rules (and the flip-side of that, freedom).  It is well explained on the Project blog (link above), so read that if you want to know more.  Or, just show up to Co-Lab on Saturday eve if you can.

Finally, July’s coffeeshop show will probably just be a bunch of framed art/collages.  I have a surplus of old stuff, but plenty of material to make new ones, too- ahem- art collectors!  Take note.  Art is important to have in your house.  It helps loosen the brain in those odd moments between mundane bits of life, etcetera.

So, enough with words, here are some pictures:


..What’s New.?

Doesn’t the word New look really weird when you stare at it for 3 seconds?

There are people outside my house wearing mirrors on a Friday night.

We (my honey + me) have a New office.
(it’s much more fun to rearrange the furniture when your furniture is just make-shift parts & pieces.)

It’s ARIES time!

I have a New way of showing you things, as my old way has died (and yet to be restored completely).

Here (hear):

Let me Show You:

Though I don’t have Photoshop at the moment, I Do have my SCANNER/

/ // / / // / (CAL|BRAT|NG)/ // / // / // -=

((and feedback screams from another room, another house…))

Now, here’s Something From the Past:

Scan #2: two Old photos, of the traditional sense.  [yes I have a thing or two to learn about preventing dust speck-age;]

Top photo from IT’S ABOUT TIME (l_m_n_l 4:2008); bottom from TURNING POINTS (Co-Lab 12:2008).  The nice thing about physical object photos (vs. digital files) is how they can end up in shuffled stacks, and then two will get together like this and share a harmonious moment.

more soon!


Remnants/Memories from “…Time”

Ahh, how Time does gallop, and the wind does blow…

There were a lot of little details.

And different contributors.

And, hey, these apples are still for sale!

(2008, L_M_N_L)


PROPOSAL:

Basically, my proposal is this, flexible to variations, and happily responded to, YES or NO:

Collaborate with me on this project to make “my backyard” (which is semi-“public”, in that it is not fenced in and has hosted numerous public gatherings so far) a lively, beautiful, quirky, KID-PROOF sanctuary/destination, with more happy PLANTS, private areas, and functional attributes.

m+t+yard
Some of the challenges I am currently facing are:
1-Storage decay & insecurity.
2-Unclear boundary of workspace.
3-Extremely rocky and glass-filled dirt.
4-Unpleasant ground-cover with too many burrs!

My hopes for the space are to:
1) “Fix” my current storage space system to store: items for specific events, tools and materials for specific outdoor projects, and Art. Storage must be secure and dry.  (I am working on this part now).
2) Area immediately surrounding storage => an organized studio. Stuff for my own projects needs to be secured/locked, and additional shelves for future students/co-workers should also be considered.
3) Create a raised sink (+ greywater processing and irrigation system) for use during outside events or workshops or studio time.  This structure will bring some life in the form of some irrigated plants — perhaps vines or kitchen herbs.
4) Create a few comfortable and fun places around the area (a swing, benches, some mosaic, collaborative public sculptures, puppet theater stage, etc.! (This is where I am extra-open to outside ideas and inspirations!)
5) Replace the current ground-cover with one that is hypo-allergenic and softer.
6) Overall, to Increase peaceful play, promote creative work, provide an enjoyable experience for out-of-doors gatherings,and to be AMAZING.

I KNOW that I need help with this, and I FEEL that it is a project that many people could get excited about, depending on their degree of investment.  I know that people need to feel that a project is beneficial to them in order to invest any amount of time or energy into it.  I see this as beneficial to many because of the number of potential uses the space can have: a learning space (“The Austin Cooperative Free School“, if you need a name for it), a work space (for outdoor crafts), a place for community puppet theater, more artsy swap meets, collaborations with other friend-organizations, etc.   To wrap it up as “conceptual art” I may refer to it as the Recycling Center, where rescued materials are cared for, traded, and crafted.  In addition, the environment itself is a slowly evolving work of art (indeed, A Living Space).  Artistic/professional collaborators may use the space to showcase their work, to create an example of their skill that will be seen by many people, even while each part is a thoughtful contribution to the community.

There is some food for thought.  Bon appetit!


More “Turning Points” pictures


Co-Lab/Turning Points: Gallery photos Vol. 1

MORE PHOTOS coming soon. Here is batch one: