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Host an Art Show, Make Some Art [Dec. 8th, 2010|11:46 pm]
kyle cassidy
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Final dates still to be arranged:
Ardmore, OK
Decatur, GA
New Zealand

Okay. This is the coolest idea I've had in a while.

Have you ever been to a gallery opening? Have you ever hosted one?

Leaving Dakota is an episodic photo set. If the images are re-arranged, the story changes, and the story ends ambiguously and we may be missing events from the middle.

As a gallery show, Leaving Dakota is very small. It's 25 4x6 images and because of that, it can hang in unconventional spaces, like your hallway, or a parking garage, or the common room of your dorm. So here's what I'd like to do.

I want to send Leaving Dakota on tour, and wherever it gets hung, during the opening, I want the people there to take another photo and place it in the story, something that advances the plot or something that confuses it, adds new characters, or continues old ones. Then I'd like you to pack up the whole show (which fits in a small envelope), along with your new photo and mail it to the next person so they can continue it.

If you'd like to host an art opening & photo shoot for this, Drop me an email and Intern Monkey addieplum will coordinate the schedule of who gets what when so you can plan for your opening.

Specific information about space and hanging requirements:

1) The show is very compact. In a gallery you'd want about 20 feet of wall space to show it, but it will all fit on a door and can go up with museum putty or tape. You can scatter images across different walls in different your house and let people find them as they wander about nickering up the wine and cheese.

2) You can re-arrange the images in whatever order you want to come up with your own narrative.

3) Your own photo needs to be 4x6 printed on photo paper -- I recommend your local 1 hour lab. You can add that anywhere in the story you want and when you mail the show out, include your image. On the back of your photo put your name, what town you're in, and your email address so we can track the story as it goes along.

4) Are there prizes for the best gallery setup? OF COURSE!

5) "What if I want to host the show but I don't want to add a photo? Can I do that?" Of course. No penalties for not adding to the photo set.

6) "Can you send along some of the props from the shoot so we can incorporate them?" Sure, why not.

7) "Can I do this if I'm not in the US?" The last time I posted at midnight asking people to participate in something I got a zillion replies from Europe and New Zealand because that's where everybody woke up first, so I'm kind of setting myself up for this. Yes, you can do this if you're not from the US, we might have to have one set of photos per continent to make it go faster.

Questions? Questions? That's it. Jet me an email or comment letting me know WHERE YOU ARE and lets get this going.

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[User Picture]From: sistersolace
2010-12-09 05:44 am (UTC)
Ooooh. When does this start? When's the deadline for letting you know we want to do it?

I have an idea for a really cool space, but I have to check with the people who own said really cool space first.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2010-12-09 05:49 am (UTC)
It starts when I mail the pix off to the first person. From there it just goes on. No deadline. It will become it's own living thing and the master (or mistress) of it's own fate.
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From: angela_n_hunt
2010-12-09 06:00 am (UTC)
*jumps up and down like a monkey on crack*

ME!!! I'm totally in!

Los Angeles

I'm at angela.n.hunt at gmail.com
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[User Picture]From: bcj
2010-12-09 07:08 am (UTC)
Hey! I'm in LA, too. I just sent a friend of mine here this link to see if she has any good location ideas since I'm rather new to town. I'll send you an e-mail so we can connect and if you are open to some additional local support, I'm here.
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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2010-12-09 06:07 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: breakinglass
2010-12-09 06:09 am (UTC)
I love this idea.

I live in a 5 story loft in an old distillery in South Boston, with tons of space. We also have started having events in our space. (Mali Sastri's latest Cloud Club ORG was held in our space last week)

I am not sure how much traffic the photos would get as its not a conventional gallery space..but if the show was up when we had some events booked it'd be swell. We also have a trap door underneath our main floor with a ladder and a white wall space....

dont know how conventional you want the sets ups to be, but if this is something you are interested in please let me know!

my email is drawsomethingawful@gmail.com

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[User Picture]From: sidhefire
2010-12-09 06:36 am (UTC)
I'd be interested. I have a community space sort of place outside of Olympia, WA. We could do an mini show out in my art studio. We're small, I usually get 30-50 folks at standard events..
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[User Picture]From: bovil
2010-12-09 06:58 am (UTC)
I wish I had heard about this earlier... I just spent the weekend with the Reno Worldcon exhibits head (and a bunch of other people).
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[User Picture]From: khaybee
2010-12-09 09:25 am (UTC)
danjite and I would be proud to show your work in Wellington, New Zealand. Contact me through LJ or with the same handle through gmail.
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[User Picture]From: dianavilliers
2010-12-09 10:52 am (UTC)
I'd like to come see it when you do. (It would no doubt be redundant to have two showings in Wellington, and you got in first.)

Edited at 2010-12-09 10:53 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: Braden Nesin
2010-12-09 09:30 am (UTC)
I'm in Chicago, and I am so down.
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From: addieplum
2010-12-09 02:37 pm (UTC)
can you send me your contact email? addie.plum at gmail.com
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[User Picture]From: happybunny
2010-12-09 09:38 am (UTC)
What a great idea. I'm definitely interested. I'm in Norwich in the UK. :)
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2010-12-09 09:38 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: starrfade
2010-12-09 01:38 pm (UTC)
I'd love to do this, but my space isn't all that conducive to a showing... anyone else here from Oulu, Finland who knows of a good place to show??
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-12-09 10:49 pm (UTC)
there is the 2 square meter gallery downstairs in the skate shop.
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[User Picture]From: yagathai
2010-12-09 02:09 pm (UTC)
I am of course available to do in-person appearances during these shows, considering my prominent starring role in the work, but you'll have to discuss my appearance fee with my agent.

My agent is also my cat. She's not the best at the job, but I can pay her in kibble.
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[User Picture]From: sheilagh
2010-12-09 05:50 pm (UTC)
can she also be bribed with catnip??

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[User Picture]From: katbitemusic
2010-12-09 03:44 pm (UTC)
i would definatly be into this, and I know a place for it too. Im in Cologne, Germany
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[User Picture]From: tigerinvaseline
2010-12-09 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yes! Count me in...
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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[User Picture]From: whiskeychick
2010-12-09 09:05 pm (UTC)

hail from the land of Twin Peaks

Saw your answer above about deadline to start -- but wondering if there will be a deadline to end?

Not yet committing.
Will let you know soon.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2010-12-09 10:17 pm (UTC)

Re: hail from the land of Twin Peaks

no end deadline. it can go on and on until there are a thousand photos in the show.
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