Sunday, July 20, 2014

Open Source in the Livingroom

After 5 years, we at Summercamp's ProjectProject revisited our mission and decided to expand our programming. With this in mind, we are introducing a series of artist dialogues entitled Open Source. Open Source is akin to comedians workshopping new material, bands holding residency at a small venue, or a chef testing out a recipe with close friends before putting it in the restaurant menu. Not presented as a critique, Open Source is an intimate discussion in the Livingroom, between artist and audience about ongoing work and ideas.

Artists will be bringing artworks in progress, tests, ephemera, ideas, and questions for the audience. The first event featuring artists, Kristi Lippire, Gina Osterloh and Jenny Yurshansky will take place on Sunday, July 27th from 4-6 PM at 3119 Chadwick Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032.

Because of the nature of the event we ask you to arrive promptly. Rootbeer and Beer Floats will be provided.

We are excited about this new adventure- see you there!
Fatima, Elonda & Janice

Friday, June 6, 2014

HOT OFF THE RISO! A Thaumatrope collaboration with Jay Lizo, Dru McKenzie and Devon Tsuno

A limited edition book of prints by Jay, Dru and Lizo is available for purchase online at the Concrete Gallery site. Copies are signed and numbered. Get them while they're hot (and available)! 
Concrete Walls will donate #1-10 print editions to First Street Gallery Art Center to sell with all proceeds going directly to their artists, studio and gallery programming.

Purchase one here!

Photos Courtesy of Concrete Walls

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Thaumatrope in Claremont

Summercamp's ProjectProject and First Street Gallery present Thaumatrope 

Chan & Mann
Victor Frias
Kiel Johnson
Jay Lizo
Matt MacFarland
Dru McKenzie
Nathan Murri
Christine Nguyen
Nancy Popp
Jean Robison
Yoshie Sakai
Macha Suzuki
Jennifer Tamashiro
Christian Tedeschi
Devon Tsuno
Evan Wright
Joe Zaldivar 

Musical Performance by Sea Moon She and Friends 

It is hard to go to the studio every day. Upon visiting First Street Gallery, we were impressed by the sheer drive and creative fire of the artists. With Thaumatrope we hope to open a visual dialogue with artists from Los Angeles who share the same intense focus. 

First Street Gallery Art Center is an exhibition resource and arts management center for adults with developmental disabilities in Claremont, California. It is a unique art center of the Tierra del Sol Foundation founded on the proposition that human potential for creativity and artistic expression is not limited by physical or intellectual challenges.   Through cultivation of artistic expression, people with significant challenges can develop creatively and make important contributions to the cultural and economic life of their communities.

First Street Gallery
250 W. First Street, Suite 120
Claremont, CA 91711

June 2-July 11, 2014
Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-5PM
Opening Reception: Friday, June 6th 6-8PM

Sunday, February 23, 2014

homeLA is where the heart is

homeLA from Summercamp ProjectProject on Vimeo.

We are pleased to host homeLA's fourth installment of performance organized by Rebecca Bruno!!!

Presenting Artists:

Thirteen experimental body-based artists will respond to the particular architecture and ethos of a home that functions as a family residence and art event space simultaneously. This group of independent artists will present a one of kind performance born out of a three-month invasion of the Summercamp space. Live performance, experimental dance, and body-based videos will take over and illuminate the home in an event that is uniquely oriented towards domestic space and Los Angeles geography.

homeLA serves as a lab space for experimental dance artists to develop new works and engage with diverse audiences in alternative spaces. By activating domestic space as a performance platform, the event seeks to contribute to the development of new experimental dance and body-based art created in Los Angeles.

Please RSVP to and receive the home address.
Space is limited so your RSVP is highly recommended!

Tickets are $15 suggested cash donation toward compensating the artists.


Rebecca Bruno is a dance artist and performer based in Los Angeles since 2009. Her work has been presented in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Israel and she has collaborated and performed with artists  Moriah Evans, Melanie Rios Glaser, Taisha Paggett, Yolande Snaith, Allyson Green, and Pablo Bronstein among others. She is director and founder of an experimental dance project called homeLA (, a platform for independent dance artists to make work in domestic spaces across the city since May, 2013. Rebecca holds a BA in Dance from UC San Diego and received her education in Cranial Sacral Unwinding through the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing and the Life Energy Institute, Topanga. 

Ford Effigy - Bonfire Edition

Ford Effigy by Randall Foster and Ichiro Irie - Bonfire Edition

The Ford Effigy was demolished by the audience and cremated à la bonfire. The cremains were included in   Black & Blue: An Abbreviated Genealogy of JAUS. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Workshops near and Summercamp Abroad

Kristy leads us in a discussion about making friends.
Randall shares his personal survival history as well as some homemade moonshine.

Fatima's Sunriiiiiise Sunset, Sunriiiiiise Snst at ShangriLA: Burrito Deluxe 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Summercampers are headed to the desert

Fatima was building away since the fireworks on the 4th so Luditte Fallacy could have stairs for everyone to make their way from Nicola Vruwink's sculptures to Randall Foster and Ichiro Irie's shelter. 

This weekend, he and one half of Luddite Fallacy's GoatSpace artists, Tom Norris travel to Joshua Tree to install works in  Shangrila 2013:  Burrito Deluxe 
organized by Steven Bankhead and Jesse Benson. 

August 30-September 1
Artists and schedule include:
Rhiannon Aarons
Amy Radio
Animal Charm
Merwin Belin
Big Girls
MC Sky Burchard
Michelle Chong
Ted Byrnes and Nick Deyoe
Justin Cole
Greg Lenczycki
Alan Nakagawa
AJ Collins
Molly Corey
Mark Desiderio
DJ Debbie Downer
Earth Like Planets
Alex Becerra
Diana-Sofia Estrada
John Hogan
Sarah Peterson
Guan Rong
Women vs. Children
Thor Evensen
DJ Mark X Farina
Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg & Astri Swendsrud
Hannah Greely
Daniel Handal
David Hendren
Gladys-Katherina Hernando
Nora Jean Petersen
Fay Ray
Chas Higginbottom
Cannon Hudson
Malisa Humphrey
Ricardo Ibarra
Natalie Jones
Bridget Kane
Farrah Karapetian
Becky Koblick
Jamie Isenstein
Sonia Leimer
Faris McReynolds
Jessica Minckley
Joshua Nathanson
Davida Nemeroff
Net Shaker
Bret Nicely
D’Ette Nogle
Tom Norris
One Finger Riot
Shalini Patel
Josh Peters
Renee Petropoulos
Ben Pruskin
Chadwick Rantanen
Mark Roeder
Svetlana Romanova
Asha Schechter
Elana Scherr
Nicolas Shake
Summercamp’s ProjectProject presents:
Inside Job – with Fatima Hoang
The Softest Handshake
DJ Jan Tumlir
Torbjorn Vejvi
Chris Wilder
Taylor Zepeda
Rodd Zinberg

site hosted by Drew Dunlap

Elephant stage:
7:00-8:00 Elephant curated performers
8:00-8:45 Supper
8:45-10:30 Elephant curated performers
10:45-11:15 Net Shaker
11:30-12:00 Elephant curated performers

2:00-2:30 D'Ette Nogle
Freight Container stage:
2:45-3:30 DJ Mark X Farina
3:45-4:15 Justin Cole
4:30-5:00 Amy Radio
5:15-5:45 Alan Nakagawa
Elephant stage:
6:30-7:00 Ted Byrnes and Nick Deyoe
7:15-7:45 The Softest Handshake
8:00-8:30 Bret Nicely
8:45-9:15 Greg Lenczycki
Location TBA:
9:30-9:45 Renee Petropoulos
Elephant stage:
10:15-10:45 Earth Like Planets
11:00-11:30 One Finger Riot
Location TBA:
11:45-12:15 Animal Charm
Elephant stage:
12:30-1:00 DJ Mark X Farina
1:15-2:15 DJ Jan Tumlir
2:30-3:30 DJ Debbie Downer

11:00 Breakfast
1:00 Integratron Sound Bath ($20 each)
Friday evening Supper will provide foods from the imagined hybrid landscapes of Tibet and the Gobi desert.
Hot Dogs served Saturday evening.
Provided food free while it lasts.  Otherwise, BYOF.
Camping free onsite.