aug 27 2009
Wrap-up of our summer interventions:
Reading In Public (RIP)
Reading In Public (RIP!) was formed to celebrate the written word by way of community performance in public spaces.
– We were mobile. We read. We laughed. We smiled. We determined reading is not a lost Art.
Flash Mobs (more to come!)
Weddings, and donuts, and reading – oh my!
Public Displays of Affection
Portable Dance Assembly
– Taking choreography into public spaces, Drew Silvaggio and the dancers of the Civic ballet of San Luis Obispo hit the streets and brought a series of performance pieces in unexpected places in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Guerrilla Art show
More Flash Mobs:
Los Angeles Times Jacket Copy
Apartment Therapy’s re_nest
Gapers Block, Chicago
We formed our own collective of ephemeral art interventionists.
– Nothing Happened Here is a full-circle gesture to place art in an entirely unusual and unexpected context. All we leave behind are smiles.
THANK you for a phenomenal summer.
jul 24 2009
Nothing will Happen There (Spencer’s)
ASCAP (google them) requirements have led us to cancel our Live! on Aisle 9 intervention.
All of us have so much admiration and respect for musicians and composers and our intention has always been to do right by the arts community, yet ASCAP’s fees and regulations were insurmountable for a fledgling art collective.
Don’t fret. We have many other art interventions afloat and more to be posted soon.
Thanks to all the musicians and artists who joined up!
and to Spencer’s ( who have been wonderful and open to our experience economy event.)
aug 24 2009
Read the article here:
:: Screen shot: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy
:: Our reading parking space is an homage to the ReBar Groups PARK(ing) project
:: Readers in photo: Mauria Lynn Betts and Heidi Harmon, photo/Catherine Trujillo
aug 23 2009
They were portable.
We assembled.See where we were: http://bit.ly/qtsai
aug 21 2009
Portable Dance Assembly (PDA) - our interpretation of public displays of affection!
Taking choreography into public spaces, Drew Silvaggio and the dancers of the Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo are hitting the streets to bring you a series of performance pieces in unexpected places in downtown San Luis Obispo. WHEN:
Saturday Aug. 22, 2009
aug 21 2009
We want to throw this out into the art universe to see if it can be answered.
What is Art?
We have had interesting responses to some of our projects already and I am hoping you can help with another, even if you don’t have any artistic abilities…we still want your opinion. (sketch, paint, photograph, compose, write, whatever!)
Help us answer:
(deadline: Monday Aug. 24, 2009)
aug 20 2009
Apartment Therapy’s re-nest posted about our Reading in Public chair
Check us out:
Thank you re-nest!
More about RIP:
aug 18 2009
Interventionists needed for a Wedding-themed Flash Mob.
:: Minister or Officiant (or someone willing to dress as one)
:: Groomsmen (come on, dust off that tuxedo!)
:: Wedding guests (bring a wrapped fake “wedding present”)
Thursday Aug 27 (around 6:15pm-7:15pm)
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
aug 17 2009
Sit, read and sip on a cup of tea or coffee!
The Steynberg Gallery is hosting the Reading in Public chair designed by Chris Allen.
1531 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2927
Snap a photo reading!
There is a disposable camera in the RIP chair’s ottoman, or you can e-mail a photo from your own camera or cellphone to:
Do drop us a note and let us know what you think of the project,
THANK you readers, viewers and Peter Steynberg!
Reading In Public (RIP!) was formed to celebrate the written word by way of community performance in public spaces. The project began as a response to the shifting landscape in publishing, and the realization that more and more of us are writing in public, as bloggers and tweeters, for instance.
Similarly, we seek to broadcast words in public, through the simple act of contemplative reading on a noisy street corner, or as performance, with readers directly engaging onlookers. On Saturday, August 1st, we held a one day event in San Luis Obispo, California, the first of many that we hope to do. We wheeled this, our Reading Chair, which was specially designed for the occasion, to various downtown locations, where assigned readers took turns sitting and reading. Our readers were people of all ages and walks of life who shared a passion not only for words, but for story telling. Some of them submitted an online application, and some were invited to read. They chose their own reading materials and crafted their own performances.
Details of the project are at:
Flickr set about the chair
images courtesy of: www.myspace.com/steynberggallery
Aug 12 2009
Our Sunshine Donuts retro “Flash Mob” resulted in irrelevant (or was it irreverent?) 1950s donut glamor.
In the end, there were lots and lots of smiles.
Thank you to our donutters
Mignon, Cate, Cruz, Vanessa, Amy, Ashley, Pedro, Sara, Lupe and Hannah!
Plates by Mignon Khargie