You may not know that we hooked him up with the Cleveland Urban Design Collective (CUDC) to come back and do another house project in Cleveland the following summer. Since the house on W. 45th was Martin's first attempt at house dissection, it was good to see him try something new with the CUDC.
I found this video the other day on YouTube that documents some of the process of Martin's project on Siam Ave in 2009. He took an entire house and turned it inside out!
Tomorrow evening we open two projects: Elizabeth Dunfee and Machine Project. Elizabeth is an Akron-based artist who has expanded her painting practice to include video and sound in a room-sized environment. What is great and exciting about the SPACELab program is to watch local artists step outside of their comfort zones and try something different. SPACES provides a safe place for that experimentation to happen. Check out Elizabeth's interview on Cool Cleveland about her project: http://www.coolcleveland.com/blog/2011/02/manic-growth-spaces-elizabeth-dunfee-explores-how-were-harming-ourselves/
Our other "exhibition" opening tomorrow is Machine Project. They are a unique and quirky confederation of artists based in Los Angeles. They provide art experiences that delve into experimental music, massage, psychic mediumship, food and poetry. What I love about Machine Project is how they consider people's full experiences at museums and galleries and not just the experience of looking at a thing. You'll likely find musicians squirreled away in odd corners of the gallery space performing for one or two people. You'll find fun and energetic displays of demolition at Destruction Karaoke (http://www.spacesgallery.org/events/destruction-karaoke-machine-project-event). The video below will give you an idea of how they try to make every interaction with their audiences an artful one.
Let's revisit Martin Luther King Jr.'s last book on hope and social engagement in "Where Do We Go from Here, Today?", organized by the discussion group Moral Inquiries.
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Join us for an evening with FreshProduce. FreshProduce. is a Cleveland-based collective comprised of DJ Red-I (production), Playne Jayne (vox). Performances by FreshProduce., Gold Rose, and Miss Universes. Doors open at 5:30pm and tickets are... More...
What are you working on? Meet up in the Mistake Lab to share any in-progress applications to residencies, grants, and exhibition opportunities for peer review and discussion.
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