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Yearly Archives: 2007

Davis Welcoming Committee

The first half of the video shows people coming off the train. The second clip shows the train leaving and most people are on the train, so there are fewer passengers walking around the station.

The Davis Welcoming Committee was a one day event for commuters coming to and from the Davis Amtrak station from cities like Sacramento, Oakland, and San Jose. Travelers were welcomed with free flowers, keys to the city, free popcorn, a marching band, and a gathering of people celebrating their arrival or departure. Also greeting them was Scott Vermeire playing an unusual “Mayor” or as he called himself, the “King of the Town.”

The Davis Welcoming Committee was a collaboration with Cynthia Yardley for the Davis Civic Arts Commission and curated by Renny Pritikin. The King of the Town was played by Scott Vermeire. The roller skater was Ross Khalsa. The town band was organized by Benjamin Fallah.

Video: Quicktime Version. Also on Vimeo, and You Tube.

Light Criticism on Melbourne Fed Square Big Screen

Caught On Tape
Federation Square Big Screen
Melbourne Australia
May 17, 6-10pm (and then ongoing)
Free! All welcome

If you’re in Australia, Light Criticism will be shown on a jumbo-tron size screen in Melbourne’s Federation Square.

Caught On Tape invites nine artists from Australia and around the globe to splash their art up on Melbourne’s biggest digital wall. Exploring a range of city subcultures, Caught on Tape brings the artists who work undercover, to the fore. It throws a spotlight on their anonymous art and sometimes reveals the mystery of how it got there. Caught On Tape is a collection of DIY art-on-film that looks lovingly at its urban environment and the visual treasures that lie within.

Featuring BuffDiss (Vic), James Dodd (SA), Isaac Greener (Vic), Sean Kelly (Vic), Steve Lambert (New York), Rinpa Eshidan (Tokyo), Jared Rowe (WA), Xero (Vic), and the artists of Emptyshow 07 edited by Vexta (Vic) and curated by wideyedkid

Welcoming Committee at Davis Train Station

On Friday May 11, Cynthia Yardley and I will be presenting a one-day performance as part of Nelson Gallery’s TEMP WORK– Temporary Public Art Projects in Downtown Davis. We will orchestrate a welcoming committee for commuters on California’s Capital Corridor train line. Train riders will be greeted by a marching band, banners, flowers, and ‘keys to the city’ (though which doors they open are unknown.) If you can make it, come join us.

Davis Welcoming Committee
Friday May 11, 3-5pm
Davis Train Station

2 Talks in Chicago, 3 in California

I’m exciting to be giving 5 talks in May (whew!) at Mess Hall in Chicago, and VersionFest07, and then in California at UCIRA State of the Arts Conference, Maker Faire Bay Area, and UC Santa Barbara. These events include many artists that are interesting and entertaining, and I look forward to the talks. If you attend, please say hello. (more…)