Get a good sleep tonight
With In/stall/ed happening all day tomorrow in McCauley from 11-5pm, you’re going to want to be feeling fine in order to explore all of the seventeen installations scattered throughout the community.
Earlier today Gig City gave a sneak peek and tale about Amy Shostak’s contribution, featuring her Dido as a living art installation:
Amy’s piece, outside the Sacred Heart Centre, 10821 96 Street, is called “My Dido, the Orator.”
Her Dido (Ukrainian word for grandfather) got a chance to read the blurb: “My Dido’s done a lot of jobs in his life. My Dido speaks Ukrainian and Spanish. My Dido loves to cook and to talk politics. My Dido falls asleep in his recliner. Ask him about these things.”
To which he replied, she says, “Amy, I’m going to kill you.”
Too late to back out now!
The granddaughter explains, “He’s very much a patriarchal figure in our family. He’s always sitting at the head of the table and talking, or in his recliner telling stories. He’s one of the more colourful members of our family. I think so, anyway, so what I want to find out is if he’s interesting to others and not just me.”
Read the rest of the interview with Amy and her grandfather here and see you tomorrow!
Public Art bonanza
As well as In/stall/ed, happening tomorrow, we’ve got even more public art on our plate. Here’s what we have lined up for early next week, from Kelta, our special projects program assistant:
Latitude 53 has created a public video installation with eight students from Jasper Place High School that will be shown in the storefronts of The Artery, The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts and United Way of the Capital Region early next week.
This piece of spontaneous public art explores the individual stories of eight students through the course of the video. The video hopes to encourage people to create art publicly and in unconventional spaces, like storefronts or conventionally functional spaces.
The video installation will be showing all night at The Artery 9535 Jasper Avenue, The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts 9225 - 118 ave, and United Way of the Capital Region 15132 Stony Plain Road.
The video installation can be seen at the Nina Haggerty on Monday (August 29), the Nina Haggerty Centre and United Way on Tuesday (August 30), the United Way on Wednesday (31), and finally at the Artery Thursday and Friday (September 1–2)
It’s a busy time of year—we’re also working hard on a new newsletter packed with juicy info on Visualeyez, which is only a couple of weeks away, and the rest of our fall season. But we’ll have more on that soon.
Update: we’ve changed the dates! The Artery will now be showing the work on Thursday and Friday.
This just in
Finally, a map has arrived for In/stall/ed, our daylong celebration of public art this Saturday from 11-5pm in the McCauley community. Take a wander through the neighbourhood to find seventeen interdisciplinary installations that explore the public-private divide.
While you’re planning where to stroll, don’t forget about East Meets West, a multicultural celebration happening all week long in the McCauley community. On Saturday, be sure to check out the Belgian Waffle Breakfast at McCauley School and then catch a spot of opera in Giovanni Caboto Park with Mercury Theatre’s production of Madame Butterfly.
Find out more about In/stall/ed—including a list of participating artists and project statements—on our website.
Clear your calendars this Saturday for In/stall/ed, our free celebration of public art in the McCauley community. The daylong event, happening from 11am to 5pm, features seventeen site-specific installations from artists exploring the public-private divide in repurposed parking stalls throughout the McCauley community. Find a map of In/stall/ed locations, a list of contributing artists, project statements and more here. Hope to see you there-it’s going to be fantastic!
But a week away
These spaces will be filled with art
That’s right, the debut of the first of our public arts projects is soon approaching! In/stall/ed is getting set to take place in the McCauley community next Saturday, August 27 all day long from 11am to 5pm. With seventeen artists from near and far reclaiming parking lots stalls in the community for installation works, the day is a fun, lively and free celebration of public art.
Artists of all trades—performance artists, dancers, painters and sculptors—will be showing works they created for the event, curated by our very own program assistant Kelta Coomber. Each site-specific installation is in some way an exploration of the public-private divide: works include an imagined North American vacation spot that questions the balance between work and play, an aural exploration of internet memes, a mimetic miniature of Edmonton’s community and more.
In/stall/ed features works from artists Kelsie Acton, Shanell Papp, Trent Wilkie, Amy Shostak, Sean Montgomery, Juniper Quin, Jenna Mortemore, Tyler Sherard, Bill Damur, Daniel Evans, Ed Hunt, Heather Inglis, C.W. Carson,Lindsay Knox, Maegan Magathan Kristen Keegan and Zachary Polis.
Stay tuned on the blog and Facebook for all of the upcoming details, plus a map featuring project locations in the McCauley community.
In/stall/ed is an official initiative of the McCauley Revitalization strategy, and explores the enriching possibilities of contemporary art in communities.
Latitude 53 wants you
The submissions deadline for our In/stall/ed project soon approaches! We’re still looking for artists-of-all-trades—visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, poets, dancers, actors—to fill a parking lot stall with site-specific work that explores the public-private divide for a day-long public arts project on August 27.
In/stall/ed is inspired by public art projects such as Park(ed)—this one happened in New York
Find out more on the submissions process here. The submissions deadline for In/stall/ed is August 1. We look forward to hearing from you!
NEW: Call for In/stall/ed Submissions
Hello all you lovely artists! Latitude 53 is looking for dancers, visual artists, filmmakers, performers, and anything in between for our upcoming public art project In/stall/ed, scheduled to take place on August 27, 2011.
Park(ing), an open source project from San Francisco-based studio Rebar
In/stall/ed is a public arts event that explores the public/private divide in the context of parking lots. We are looking for artists who are interested in recasting private parking stalls in the McCauley area into public installations for an afternoon.
Not only will this highlight the versatility of public spaces, it will showcase a broad range of artists and encourage people to wander the McCauley community.
The aim of the project is to explore the public/private divide in our communities and ask the question: who owns these spaces and how can people manipulate these areas through their own creative skills?
We are looking for a total of twenty artists (singular artists and collectives are both welcome) to participate in the project, and each group or artist will receive a $100 honorarium for their participation. The deadline for In/stall/ed submissions is August 1. Interested? Find out more on how to submit on our website.