I never posted these images about our week at weird shift.
also, here is a link to Dreamland’s interview KBOO: http://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio/kboo_episode.2.140725.1140.3501.mp3
Dreamland Collective used our Awesome Grant to create, curate and engage in a week of performances and interactions.
We started with Text Message Performances, a project where we solicited anonymous text messaged conversations to be compiled into a script and read aloud by actors.
Next, we revisited the original Dreamland idea and invited people to be read aloud to from a selection of books around the themes of how technology changes and effects modern relationships.
Our third and fifth night were both hosted by Erica Thomas and her project Pillow Talk, where she invites people to join in bed with for an intimate, one on one conversation about your relationships. You are invited to lay with her and use the text pillows to begin the conversation.
My Move/Your Move. Partners in both creative and domestic life, Alyssa Reed Stuewe and Ryan Stuewe were invited to respond through animprovised dance and music based performance to prompt of how collaborating causes ripple effects through their lives and work.
I curated an art show in the p:ear gallery that is up right now through September. It features artist’s whose work we would like to use during the filming of Pocket Girl (see film page, or better yet, go to pocketgirlmovie.com). Anyways. Go see the show.
p:ear – 338 NW 6th Ave
artists involved include:
p:ear youth & staff
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!