SIDE STREET PROJECTS PRESENTS A NEW PUBLIC ART PROJECT & EXHIBITION BY LOS ANGELES ARTIST JAMIE CROOKE
Closing: 1pm Saturday March 19th @ Side Street Projects in Pasadena
Ongoing Exhibition: Feb 5th - March 19th, 2011
Schedule of events
( Every Saturday 11am-1pm)
Feb 12 - 12pm: Public Opening, BBQ and activities for the whole family.
Feb 19 - 11am- 1pm: Create an artwork of your floor plans for your own parcel.
Feb 26 - 11am- 1pm: Design your own plot outside by adding to the project.
March 5 - 11am- 1pm: Help create the GLAD PAP hypothetical policy. Let your voice be heard on parcels!
March 12 - 11am- 1pm: Reinvent ways of parceling the land by reconfiguring the project.*
March 19 - 11am- 1pm: Closing party, 1-3pm. On a guided tour, visit a near-by vacant lot, then return to imagine alternative uses.*
*physical activity - wear comfortable clothing, and be prepared to spend some time outside.
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About the Project:
What would happen if we equally divided up all of the habitable land on the Earth so that
everyone got their fair share? This is the question I asked myself as I considered the world
after the Obama election, the 2008 economic recession, mass foreclosures, new forecasts on the environmental fallout, and reports of the greatest concentration of wealth held by fewer people ever in history. How can we imagine a more just and equitable world that would take into consideration both people and nature as more than just expendable?
The pseudo-Utopian satire produced by artist Jamie Crooke is an attempt to offer the
community a chance to reconsider the way that we share our space and resources with
everyone else globally. Using the tools of Urban Planners, Policy Makers and Citizens,
participants will get a chance to practice ways of engaging with land in a democratic way,
seeking to create conscientious citizens that engage in their community.
The large-scale project entitled "Pulse and Parcel" encompasses four smaller projects, three
of which will be displayed at Side Street Projects from February 5 - March 19, 2011. This
residency gives this young artist a larger pallette to practice the art form of "social sculpture"
coined by artist Joseph Beuys. Jamie has the desire to work conceptually in addressing largescale systemic topics in her artwork. Her previous work has addressed issues of health care, consumption and waste, gender, and power dynamics.
There are several ways for people to participate in creating an alternative future through
this artwork. Each Saturday through the course of the exhibition the artist will be on-site at
Side Street Projects in Pasadena hosting collaborative community engagements (http://
People can also participate online (www.GLADPAP.us) or by phone (1-818-949-8139).
For more information on the artist, visit www.JamieCrooke.com
or Email email@example.com