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Sight School

Exhibition Detail
THE SOMETHING
5651 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94608


June 15th, 2010 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
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EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sightschool.com
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EMAIL:  
sightschool@gmail.com
PHONE:  
323-304-2722
OPEN HOURS:  
Closed
TAGS:  
intersubjectivity mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, abstract
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THE SOMETHING

at

Sight School


5651 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA



THE SOMETHING:
Has developed as a mode of artistic production that extends legitimacy to ethereal and accidental musings, intersubjective space travel, the sun and/or star, and the pyramids. Many aspects of the project remain invisible, however THE SOMETHING is also a catalyst to unite us in autonomous action/s. It is a political stand – the rebuttal of a compartmentalized and systematic life. A way to voyage in outer-space without necessitating the accrual of rocket-ships. It is a malleable framework that will function as a performative action exhibition. 

A PERFORMATIVE ACTION EXHIBITION:
We permit ourselves, and those around us, to produce whatever form of sound or action conceivable. We have rediscovered a simple framework. By pairing unadvised freedom with encouraging actions of enjoyment and a loosely structured play environment we achieve an effective mode of public engagement. The format of this action breaks down barriers between the viewer and the producer, it reduces hierarchy and hegemony to miniscule and forgotten notions, and allows us to play with time, space, and some traditional conceptions of being. 

WHERE WE BEGAN:
It began as a conversation. The conversation was about what it would eventually become. From the beginning we were unclear about what exactly it was going to be, which in turn necessitated more conversations. We discussed painting, astrolosociopolitical action, russian constructivism, improvisational modes, The Neverending Story, the general de- and subsequent re-structuring of time and intersubjective space and the related continuum, or the invisible understanding and/or communication we have with and/or without each other. We began with undefined notions, unrestricted boundaries, and one intention or another, the goal being an outcome.

HOW IT WORKS:
It works by gathering. Together we organize as parts of a whole. We engage in purposeful misuse of the space and materials at hand. We repurpose them to fit our needs. By pointing our cameras at the images they currently produce we find a portable hole, a way to access the other side of the mountain, by pointing the cameras at ourselves, our others, we capture momentarily a document. We plug everything in at once, this to that to you to me to them to those other area’s where we don’t see. By inhabiting these simultaneous interstitial spaces we produce a conversation between the past and the future, we are teaching new sounds to old techniques and old ideas to new technologies. 


THE SOMETHING will and/or will not include:
zina al-shukri
jeff anderson
michelle blade
herman "le sony'r ra" blount
david bohm
nate boyce
james bradley
pharaoh cheops
kamil dawson
falkor the luckdragon 
eduardo gomez 
crystal gonzales
boris groys
jack hanley
justin hurty
dustin t kelly
sasha krieger
emma kunz
shaun o'dell
kamau patton
the post brothers

TO LOOK BACKWARD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h-GpPKXfR8 @jack hanley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-4NZJYcoCU @cca


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