Popwagon Production Coordinator Kris Swick has put together an exhibition of sculptural work by local yuppies visionaries/crackpots from the fields of visual art and architecture. This sampling will include architectural scale models, structurally informed assemblages, formal studies and experimentation, and floral throngs. The range of work will reflect both the artists’ areas of expertise and their incursions into the avant-garde. Some work will be made available for sale. All work will explore new avenues of spatial understanding.
For our contribution, we created YOU ARE HERE HERE HERE, a tele-presence experiment aboard the Popwagon that allows you to be in three places at once. Using a constant three-way video feed between the Popwagon, the Macarthur Park hub and a spot along the route, the piece will provide a unique way for participants to connect with one another and experience the event from multiple vantage points.
Video-conferencing technology has been around for a while, but most of us are still growing accustomed to this ability to transport many aspects of our “selves” across space. Your tone of voice, your physical characteristics, your sense of sight and hearing can cross vast distances with the touch of a button. As our identities become less and less tied to our physical bodies, how does this impact our experience of the spaces we inhabit and move through?
YOU ARE HERE HERE HERE invites Angelenos to explore these questions in a playful setting that augments the theme of civic connectivity embodied by Grand Park and the CicLAvia event.
We’ll be operating from 11AM-3PM in Grand Park between Broadway and Spring. Come by and say hi!
If you like your kid-firendly art mixed with food trucks and movies, Grand Park in downtown L.A. is the place for you this Saturday night (8/31) starting at 5:30pm. The Popwagon will be a part of Street Food Cinema’s movies in the park series and will be presenting the latest production of The Soft Camp – a hands-on theatrical installation where kids can enjoy the antics of Ida and Rudy then climb up on stage to act out their own comedies with interactive props and scenic elements. After that, everyone’s welcome to relax in L.A.’s fanciest park for an outdoor screening of The Neverending Story
Join us during Northeast LA’s June Art Walk as we build RELIQUIAE!
Contributors will have the opportunity to hang their own relics within the sculpture. They can meet their neighbors and swap stories about how technology has changed their lives. KSWICK will invite participants and visitors to make themselves feel at home within and around the sculpture, seated at the dinner table over a cup of coffee or some local grub.
Following the Picnic, independent duo 22 Kings will perform live from within the sculpture!
There’s still time to submit your relics from the analog age via project drop-boxes distributed throughout northeastern Los Angeles.
Last week, Maureen and I had the pleasure of speaking with Kara Tomé from GYST Radio – an internet broadcast about the business of art, hybrid careers and other DIY strategies for a successful career in the arts. Take a listen, then check out GYST – a great resource for artists trying to make their way in the world.