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JUNE 2018

** JUNE VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT THE WEDDING CAKE HOUSE!!!
SATURDAY JUNE 30th 2p - 5p
(rain date Sunday July 1st same time!)
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It's been a whirlwind of activity! Plaster board getting craned into the building, repaired balconies starting to go back up outside, painting contractors getting finalized, choosing paint colors named things like "milk moustache" and "potato leek" pharmaceutical vials found in the ceiling... the list goes on! People have been asking when the next workday is and here's the scoop:

June 30th (rain-date July 1st)
The plan is to converge at 2pm and to wrap up by 5pm with a beautiful feast by our very own Advisory Council member Lucie Searle!
 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we can get her a head count for food!
 

The plan is to have a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with a focus on painting - so dig out the messy paint clothes. For those of you who couldn't get enough wallpaper scraping... well... there might just be some of that too!! (Miss the rubble?!?! We don't!) If you want to check out video of 12ft sheets of plaster board being craned into the building - check it out HERE  


 


 

WINDOW

 

JUNE WINDOW ARTIST: WACKLIKETHAT
 

feminism be gentrifyin'

vinyl on paint

2018

K. Funmilayo Aileru, also known as wacklikethat, is an emerging, interdisciplinary 
artist, designer, and performer. Ze employs a variety of mediums including digital 
media, sculpture, and installation to access themes such as [ancestral]memory, 
trauma, and Otherness. An Afrofuturist, much of hir work ruminates on the 
historical and present relationship between technology and marked bodies in the 
West. wacklikethat’s work often calls on the aesthetics of popular SciFi through 
materials such as Plexiglas, metallic materials, and circuitry. wacklikethat attempts 
to shift cultural paradigms of power via collective imagination and future-world 
building.


Aileru received hir MFA in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design 
in 2017. In 2014, ze received hir BA in Media Culture Studies and Media Arts from 
Hampshire College. Aileru was born and raised in South Providence, RI where ze 
currently lives and works as a teaching artist.

www.wacklikethat.xyz

 

 


 



 

*****UPDATES*****

 

CYNDI MU

After 2 years only half-unpacked and periodically traveling, Cyndi is moving!

Did a dive and finally made-up making clothes this spring after imagining doing so always. (Thanks to models Sarah with the tank top and Alessia in shirt and pants :) Pulled the five of cups today but the experience is continuous. Been laying low, but online @c62_50


 

JOSEPHINE DEVANBU

The Paris Review recently ran a story covering Equitable Met, a proposal for sliding scale pricing at the Met I co-authored in response to the Met’s decision to start charging a flat $25 free to visitors unable to demonstrate New York residence, bringing a to halt the it’s across-the-board pay-what-what-you-wish policy.

In How Much Should the Met Cost You?, writer Daniel Penny puts the new policy in the context with the Met’s “long struggle to serve both its visitors and its benefactors.” It’s a compromising history, including a 1897 episode in which the then director defended guards who turned away a plumber who came to the museum on his lunch break on the grounds that the smell of his work clothes would taint the experience of other guests.


Left: Daniel Penny’s story in the Paris Review. Right: sliding scale proposed in Equitable Met.

Earlier press for Equitable Met includes stories by Paper Magazine, ArtNet News, Fast Company, and Attractions Management. Equitable Met is a collaboration between Gradient and Look at Art. Get Paid.

 

DANA HENG

Hello!

Quick updates on the art realm: over the weekend, some co-organizer buddies & I ran the Queer/Trans Zinefest. I also was commissioned by the city to do a temporary mural on Public St (aerial pic posted below). You can read more about the project here, and watch a short video of me talking about the project and about myself as an artist. Be on the lookout for my DP window installation July-August.

And lastly, this will be my final post to the newsletter! I have to leave the Dirt Palace earlier than planned because of a sudden manifestation of a dream: to start a POC collective in Providence. My 7 months at the DP helped shape intention towards my creative practice and supported me in my personal growth, and I am so thankful! I will miss living in Olneyville!! On the flip side, I'm happy to be closer to my childhood home in South Prov :) This is not a goodbye, but a seeyalater




 

CODY ROSS

CR is working on a series of questionable 3D animations for the upcoming release of ⁘ ᴄᴀᴛʜᴇᴅʀᴀʟ, a public bathroom on your cell phone.


MEGAN MANOWITZ

I am moving to LA! I got a dream job at Ground Control Touring and am starting the job in five days. While I knew that a move to LA was an inevitable part of my future, I was not expecting it so soon, and I am sad to be leaving Providence so quickly. I’ve been here since December 2016 and it’s been very good to me. Aside from everyone I’ve met I will miss Chengdu Taste the most.

Ummmm if you wanna keep in touch my instagram is @docs.google, or if you wanna be my penpal you can email me at megan.manowitz@gmail.com bye bye xo

 

PIPPI ZORNOZA

Footage of RECTRIX performing at Ende Tymes 2018


 

RECTRIX will be collaborating with Daniella Ben-Bassat this June 28th as Empty Field
 

and collaborating with Gyna Bootleg July 27th with Obsidian Needles and Zerfault



DANIELLA BEN-BASSAT

Daniella and Pippi are playing together as "Empty Field" on June 28th at Machines With Magnets. 

She is also gearing up for a residency in mid-July in Pleasant Hill, Oregon at Kesey Farm

 

 

XANDER MARRO
 

Going around the sun. Looking at the moon backwards. Plants and trees. Summer is real. Tell me your stories about trees so I can learn the difference between a birch and a beech.



 

***DIRT PALACE LIBRARY HI-LITES***
 
MONTHLY PICTORIAL TREAT FROM THE DUSTY SHELVES OF THE DIRT PALACE

FURTHERING THE QUEST TO SPREAD FUN
LIKE GIN AND JUICE, MOSTLY GIN





Tripple Canopy came by with their Publication Intensive yesterday and left us a manifesto for the library! There are landscapes (where are they?). Just in time for the beach! 



 

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