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SEPTEMBER
2018

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Wedding Cake House Work Day! Volume 5

When: 1-5pm September 15th
(Rain Date September 16th)

Where: 514 Broadway Providence

What:  a variety of renovation activities will be available! We should have some walls ready for priming if you’re a good painter...some wallpaper to scrape if you like the meditative satisfaction of turing a chaotic space into a blank slate, and LOTS AND LOTS of pulling/banging nails out of lathe and helping Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels with a sculptural arch made out of lathe from the house that will be stationed at the Bainbridge end of the yard. (Additional volunteer opportunities on this project Sept 8th - 18th - more on this below)

5pm on the lawn - we’ll have some food! Please RSVP so that we have a head count (dirtpalacepublicprojects@gmail.com)! Can only come part of the day...No Problem! Want to bring a friend/awkward first date/family member?  amazing! Want to just invite them to supper on the lawn afterwards - also totally awesome! Just let us know. 

What to wear/bring/expect:  Wear old clothes (it’s really really dusty/dirty!) and shoes appropriate for a construction zone, If you have a hammer, nail pullers, or vice grips, bring em! If you have a bunch of construction experience and want to take on a specific project get ahold of us ahead of time...There are INFINITE projects. What to expect: banging, scrapping, moving stuff around, transforming things with people who you may or may not already know - high likelihood that you may make a new friend, because turns out when you smash/paint/scrape/carry heavy things in an insanely dirty zone with someone, well that’s a thing that you now have in common. Other potential activities include: Well one time we found a little secret panel, and another time a teenaged ukele band played during dinner - who knows what magic will await us this time!
Additional volunteer opportunities! 
We could really use some help getting prepped before work with Serra begins, as well as some hands to work with her as she installs. The Pro’s of this = you get to work alongside of an amazing artist on a super cool project and probably bang out nails listening to weird soundtracks, which personally we find super therapeutic and satisfying. The cons of this = there are no cons - it will just be awesome.  Message us if this is something you’re interested in. We are looking for folks September 8th-18th, whatever hours work for you (we’re usually on site 7am - 7pm). The 8th - the 12th will be prepping before the artist arrives and 13th - 18th will be dedicated to install, working directly with the artist. 


 

WINDOW

 

AUGUST WINDOW ARTIST: SARAH SAMWAYS


 "Standing in the Reign with Birds," (2018) : 50 Twitter Birds, 13 Stripes, 45 Party Streamers, 1 Tiny Umbrella

This is a piece about frustration of Trumpian proportions and finding little respite. It is a reminder to not be distracted by the razzle dazzle lest you miss some crucial details. 

https://sarahsamways.com


 


 



 

*****UPDATES*****

 

DANIELLA BEN-BASSAT
 

daniella is back from oregon with some work to show








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*subletting downstairs studio / workspace - 6x8 feet expandable to 8x8 feet. includes use of wood shop, storage space, access to large common area for bigger projects, opportunity for print shop access. please email dbenbass@gmail.com for more information!*  




ARTHUR KATRINA

august saw an ephemeral video shrine, international zine fair, mini comix, hot dice, mimosa flower, phosphorescent plankton.  next: a paper device for believing in another year on earth

currently reading: opening and closing statements from the zapatista women's "first international gathering of politics, art, sports and culture of women who struggle"

point of fashion: "six dogs for protection"
current obsession: the atlantic ocean, histories, symbolic weight of;

*@rot_radio






  

CYNDI MU

One of the first things Cyndi made after suddenly transferring to art school. [models: merl &g]  Not as nostalgic as she used to be, but nothing to think about but memories while in the hospital.  For "if your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor, indifferent place. And even if you found yourself in some prison, whose walls let in none of the world's sound - wouldn't you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories?" -rilke


Back to the free (?) world, Cyndi continues low-stim adult coloring with ugly flowers (anything goes).




 

JOSEPHINE DEVANBU
 


[A Look at Art. Get Paid. critic takes in a room at the RISD Museum. Photo by Jay Simple]

Look at Art. Get Paid. has officially embarked on a six-month residency as part of this year's Philadelphia Area Creative Collaborative

After an six-hour meeting with our team–Political Economist Craig Borowiak, filmmaker John Muse, and Philadelphia Area Coorperative Alliance director Jamila Medley– we now have a (still abstract) abstract.

'After Work: Seeing Race in Grassroots Economies' brings together local cooperatives, social practice artists, and Haverford faculty and students in Political Science and Visual Studies to map and unpack how the aesthetics, practices, and structures of institutions reinforce white supremacy–in spite of stated commitments to racial and economic justice. The burden of educating white-led, multiracial organizations about racialized practices typically falls on people of color, who often do this labor outside the workday without recognition or pay. What would it look like if this labor were clocked and paid– even for just a day? How might such interventions change how white-led organizations "see" race and racial injustice? Could staged reconfigurations of power and money lead to sustained shifts?  'After Work' looks to the myriad ways that communities of color have held, do hold, and can hold the institutions that serve them accountable to imagine and prototype more just configurations of money and power.

If this doesn't make sense, don't let me off the hook! Let me know at jdevanbu@gmail.com

 


CODY ROSS

A friend recently sent me an image of a vending machine she found on Craigslist while searching for soft serve machines. I immediately recognized the design of the vending machine's front panel as the same as that from the set of Grey's Anatomy's cafeteria—an oversaturated image of a waterfall in a lush forest . . . 

⁘ ᴄᴀᴛʜᴇᴅʀᴀʟ, a public bathroom on your cell phone, is nearing completion. Please follow our Instagram account for updates.



GRETA SCHEING

Greta beat the claw machine twice this month. She's working on retelling myths and video installations.




XANDER MARRO


Ink Drawings on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fataleggs 
Guess she's still doing these things. And working on Wedding Cake House, which is endless and sometimes involves stumps and tree roots - mushrooms accidentally growing inside, disappearing pumpkins. Never felt so crazy as when blasting a heat gun in the sun today, but if you don't have muscles, nothing like heat to loosen the bolt. 
 


PIPPI ZORNOZA

Bonedust, Fruit of the Ash (2007 – 2017) is coming out on Annihilvs October 20th.
This release Bundle includes a cassette edition, a t-shirt, a one-sided, picture disc, lathe-cut 7inch single, and a copy of the digipak CD-R.


Over ten years in the making, Bonedust is joined by vocalists Rebecca Mitchell (WHORE PAINT, HOUSE RED), Maralie Armstrong-Rial (HUMANBEAST, VALISE), Natalja Kent (QUERENT) and vocalist/performer René Greene (NEVE RENE).

Get pre-orders here

https://annihilvspowerelectronix.bandcamp.com/merch/bonedust-fruit-of-the-ash-bundle


 

***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




Ok so this one is an obvious plug! But gotta do that some times! Pippi and Xander are in Got A Girl Crush magazine talking about the Wedding Cake House project, being interviewed by the amazing Faythe Levine!  What an incredible honor to be included in the pages along side of such a list of feminist movers and shakers. We've been long time fans! Print lives! If you don't know about the mag, read about it here. Or follow them on instagram here - which you'll definitely want to do, because we're going to "take over" i.e. guest post all day on September 15th! Stories all day long! What secrets will lurk!? 
 



 

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