For the past 9 months or so I have been part of an ongoing, international, online collaboration. The premise is a little bit like the game Exquisite Corpse where we are working in tandem on one another’s images, building up, adding and subtracting. This was a little like a crash course in photoshop for me which was interesting and often frustrating but also a really good exercise in project that is so outside my normal vein of work. I have a lot of mixed feelings about all of it, but I am also really proud of myself for stepping outside my comfort zone and exploring new ways of making.
Anyways, should you be interested here is the link to that:
The site tells the story a bit, gives some insights from those involved and shows the progression of each work. You may recognize members of my family in the images, I really put my life into it as a theme.
here are the images in order – the stages I got them with my layer on top…
July 27th – August 1st we will inhabit the Weird Shift Storefront space at 201 N Alberta St. We are curating a series of events that act as micro-examinations into how culture and technology are shifting the structure of relationships.
They are performances, intimate interactions, warm, welcoming invitations and explorative forms of communication.
Come, see some exciting experiments in performance and interaction.
p.s. we are still excepting text message submissions until Friday, July 23rd. We have found the easiest method of submitting is to take a series of screen captures and send them to us. All submissions will be assumed anonymous unless otherwise stated (for that the seems the general consensus).
email submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dreamland was interviewed in early March by Idealist In Action blogger Rebecca Olson. Dreamland met up with Rebecca for coffee a discussed our project for on a lovely Saturday morning.
Here is a link to the interview: http://blog.en.idealist.org/new-social-art-project-dreamland-infuses-public-spaces-with-cozy-wonder/
Dreamland was announced last Friday, the 15th, as one of the five finalists for the Awesome Portland Grant. Last night, November 21st, Dreamland gave a 3 minute presentation at The Oregon Public House and was voted by Awesome Portland’s board of trustees to receive the grant! Hip Hip Hurray!
Dreamland is going to take over the city. Thanks Awesome Portland!
We are so excited!
MFA Practicum Installation
Home: (an excavation) 1984-1989. (2013) Installation. Hydrastone, fabric, 2×4’s, dirt, pier blocks.
This project was an abstracted reconstruction of a home I lived in from 1984 – 1989. The time in that house held many traumatic experiences and the memory to have a strong hold on life 25/30 years later. By studying the house, its shape, location and the people in it (my family) through memory, conversation, maps, county records and whatever date I could find, I attempted to change my relationship to the memory in that/of that home and to create a new understanding and new memory of place and time.
Hydrastone, 2 x 4s, burlap, canvas, thread, wall paper, yarn, 18″ x 12″ x 15″. 2012.
These are images from my corner of the mid-year open house. It was the end of the term show – an installation.
This work is related to Home: (an excavation) 1984 – 1989, which was the thesis project for my graduate degree. This work was the physical working out of data I had been gathering about my own personal history; the timeline graph depicting every house I lived in and which parent I lived with; the map showing where we lived, a rough blueprint/outline of certain homes and the dates I lived in each; and lastly the emotional graph acting as graph for the emotional turmoil connected to one specific home and period of time.