Monday, July 20, 2015

Open Source: residency with Soyoung Shin

Summercamp’s ProjectProject presents Open Source: residency featuring Soyoung Shin.




Open Source is a dialogue series 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. It is not presented as a critique, but rather, Open Source is an intimate discussion between artist and audience about ongoing work and ideas.


For Open Source Residency, Soyoung Shin has built a prototype Sky Dish on site in preparation for her upcoming residency at the Montello Foundation in Nevada. Shin will be sharing her prototype, ephemera, ideas, and questions for the audience. The discussion will take place on Saturday August 25th 8-10PM at 3119 Chadwick Drive LA, CA 90032. In addition to the discussion there will be star maps by Mixed Greens (Emma Berliner + Amanda Scharf), stargazing. (bring your binoculars + telescopes!), and summer star forecasts.


Because of the nature of the event we ask you to arrive promptly. 



Artist bio:


Soyoung Shin is a visual artist. Working in video, photo, performance, and installation, she asks the audience to bring awareness to the ways in which first person narrative informs our overall perception. Many of her works are staged and restaged over long durations which allows themes to emerge gradually. Her practice is informed by her identity as a first generation Korean-American woman. She received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

Her work has been presented at Headlands Center for the Arts, the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, On The Boards, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, and Velocity Dance Center. This summer she is attending residencies at ACRE and the Montello Foundation. She hosts “Her Variety,” a radio show on KCHUNG.


project description, pragmatic:


Sky Dish is a portable outdoor art installation.


In Sky Dish, a viewer sits within a mirrored structure which measures approx. 10 ft in diameter, and 4 ft tall. The height is such that a seated viewer’s eye level is below the top of the structure, and multiple people can be seated within the structure simultaneously. The entire interior of the installation including the floor is mirrored. The top is left open to the sky. The exterior is comprised of wood and other construction materials.


Sky Dish can be viewed during the daytime or nighttime. During the day, the viewer is enveloped in blue sky. At night, the viewer is enveloped in a pool full of stars and moonlight.


The structure will be built and transported to Montello, NV. This area is one of the few regions in the United States with minimal light pollution. Additionally, Nancy Holt was a regular at the Montello cowboy bar during her trips to Utah in the development of 'Sun Tunnels.'


The installation will be installed in several different outdoor locations, both urban and rural.





Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summertimeshifting



Billy Kheel's Ephemeral and Enduring, 2015 in Guestroom


Neha Choksi's Shifting Limbs, 2015

Abe Lagrimas Jr. 


Emily Sudd's One of These Mornings, 2015




Ray and Remora




Kohl King's Beat/Fulmination, 2015



Anna Mayer's We've We're, 2015


David Prince's El Sereno Donuts, 2015



Deborah Aschheim's wireframe, 2015



Michael Ano's Wishing Well 2.0, 2015



Michael Ano Presents: UAG with Trevor Amery
Sound Performance by John Dombroski 
















Closing Performance by Nuttaphol Ma
Passages of our Inner Longing, 14 Jun - 28 Jun 2015 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

summertimeshift: workshops and performance


Fountain Workshops organized by Michael Ano
Sunday, June 21: 2-4 PM Wishing Well
Sunday, June 28: 2-4 PM UAG
Performance by Nuttaphol Ma
Sunday, June 28 at 4 PM


WISHING WELL 2.0 with Michael Ano
Sunday, June 21: 2-4 PM
REVISIONS MUST SOMETIMES BE MADE.  Fountains have historically been a meeting place for friends, family, and lovers- being a vital source of fresh drinking water and sustaining life to the community. AS INDOOR PLUMBING BECAME MORE READLY AVAILABLE FOUNTAINS BECAME OBJECTS OF ARCHITECTURAL VANITY. For many early Europeans the fountain and its potable drinking water were a gift from the gods and so visitors would often leave offerings to appease or entice them. HOW DO WE APPEASE/ENTICE AN INFANT- MAKING BLIND OFFERINGS AND SHINEY DISTRACTIONS? Meditating on the tradition of throwing coins into a well Michael Ano asks: what is a wish? why do we dream? what do we wish for? are these wishes actualized? IF WE TELL OUR WISHES WILL WE BE UNFULFILLED?

Join Michael Ano for a conversation and workshop around wishing- contemplating its potential for small actions, a hope for a “better” future, personal gain, and other more sinister notions. After the workshop all offerings will be donated to a local charity.

In reaction to the funding cut and subsequent firing of staff and closure of UC San Diego's University Art Gallery by their current administration, Trevor Amery has liberated a four-foot by four-foot section of wall from the gallery and is continuing programming despite the loss of the historic physical space. This is not a singular event; it is one of several gestures in reaction to an ethos of institutional ignorance, favor for the valuation of private sector concerns over cultural development, and lack of transparency currently being experienced within the university art world.

UAG with Trevor Amery
Sunday, June 28: 2-4 PM

The UAG is now a mobile gallery focused on maintaining "an ongoing commitment to innovative forms of public programming, exhibition, and public intervention. It incorporates artistic and organizational practices that both include, and expand the terrain beyond, the traditional process and form of the art exhibition." (text quoted from the University Art Gallery webpage on UCSD's website)

Trevor Amery invites artists and curators to contact him and submit proposals at UAGcontact@gmail.com.


Passages of our Inner Longing a performance by Nuttaphol Ma
Sunday, June 28: 4 PM

As part of summertimeshift, Nuttaphol Ma activates the crawl space underneath the Summercamp House with a video installation of a lemongrass’s journey from the inner sounds of a cave dwelling to the sea. Ma’s cultivation of store-purchased lemongrass back to life from 01 Mar 2015 - 01 Apr 2015 navigates the process of becoming. The exhibition closes with Ma’s performance of transplanting the lemongrass into a hand-crafted plant bed within the Summercamp grounds.

summertimeshift runs from June 14th—June 28th, 2015
Featuring works by:
Michael Ano
Deborah Aschheim
Neha Choksi
Kohl King
Nuttaphol Ma
Anna Mayer
David Prince
Emily Sudd
and Billy Kheel in Guestroom

Hours by appointment, please contact 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Summercamp's ProjectProject 3119 Chadwick Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
summertimeshift June 14th—June 28th, 2015
Michael Ano
Deborah Aschheim
Neha Choksi
Kohl King
Nuttaphol Ma
Anna Mayer
David Prince
Emily Sudd
and Billy Kheel in Guestroom



Opening Reception: Sunday June 14th 5-8PM
Musical Guests: Ray & Remora, Abe Lagrimas Jr.

Fountain Workshops organized by Michael Ano
Sunday, June 21: 2-4 PM Wishing Well
Sunday, June 28: 2-4 PM UAG
Performance by Nuttaphol Ma
Sunday, June 28 at 4 PM

Hours by appointment, please contact summercampprojectproject@gmail.com

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Summercamp's ProjectProject presents summertimeshift. An outdoor group exhibition bringing together artists whose work has a shifting relationship to time, be it through sands of the hourglass, endurance, clashing of past and present, memory, or comedic timing. Organized by Fatima Hoang, Elonda Billera Norris & Janice Gomez.


Building on her history of producing ceramic sculpture through analog firings that function as relational ritual and social gatherings, Anna Mayers contribution to summertimeshift incorporates objects pit fired on-site at Summercamp prior to the exhibition’s opening. At each step Mayer’s sculptural process emphasizes the idea of absorption, moving from private, intuitive object making to outdoor fireside reverie. The final wrought steel and ceramic sculpture diagrams the artist’s consciousness about her fluxuation between states of soaking up and spellbinding. Nuttaphol Ma also invites us to enter into a transformation beginning with a lemongrass’s journey from the inner sounds of a cave dwelling to the sea. Ma’s month long cultivation of store-purchased lemongrass back to life navigates the process of becoming. The exhibition closes with Ma’s performance of transplanting the lemongrass into a hand-crafted plant bed within the Summercamp grounds.


Deborah Aschheim constructs a landscape of continual development, renovation and demolition, except in Aschheim’s city there are no buildings, only the ghosts of transparent scaffolding. A reminder of entropy and potentially mortality within the utopian promises of architecture in our city of perpetual newness. Neha Choksi's work explores loss and absence in various ways. Her work for summertimeshift will use as her starting point a chopped down dead apple tree found on site.


Kohl King’s Beat/ Fulmination, a large bundle of used drumsticks tethered by a thick dark grayed braid made from various embroidery threads and yarns in a striking reference women’s work and standards of beauty. The discarded drumsticks show their wear and tear as old keepers of various time measures. They now hang beating against one another and passersby when they are activated by movement. This work is about age and aging, about hearing one's own inconsistent and eventual fading beat. The durational project of David Prince, entices us into another version of a fading, looping beat. A toy hummer doing donuts in the backyard lot at Summercamp. El Sereno Donuts, will run during the opening and remain as an installation for the course of the show.


Combining discarded ceramic objects in structures that engage with still life, narrative, and abstract painting, Emily Sudd’s sculpture challenges hierarchies of materials and taste and the role of the kitsch object. Interested in the transformative qualities of context and process, she collects and arranges various ceramic items and subjects them all to the same firing conditions, with surprising results. For summertimeshift, Sudd has produced a new piece inspired by Summercamp’s C├ęzannesque landscape vista. Michael Ano’s fountain as a site of social practice with a series of workshops throughout the run of the exhibition. Two fountains will pour water back and forth between them as we gather around them sharing ideas, engaging in conversations, and creating community.


And as a compliment to summertimeshift, Billy Kheel will be featured in Guestroom. A field of felt Succulents and Signs, inspired by actual Los Angeles strip mall signs, explores the transitory nature of community over time in ever-changing Los Angeles. The succulents are prehistoric and appear to exist outside of time. Together the Signs and Succulents, transposed into felt, explore the complexity of space and time in L.A..

During the reception, we will host two musical guests. Abe Lagrimas, Jr. will be playing solo on his `ukulele. Predominantly known as a drummer, Abe is highly proficient on the vibraphone and the `ukulele and continues to perform throughout the world on all three instruments and in many different musical situations. Ray & Remora will be performing an acoustic set based on their album of covers, 1994. Check out their music video here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

From the Source

We  had a great time hearing from artists who opened their practice to be in dialogue with the audience about current works and processes in and out of the studio. We are thankful for all the artists that joined us (both presenters and audience members) in our venture to create another platform to engage. Summercamp's ProjectProject is forging ahead. Stay tuned for Open Source IV in the fall! In the meantime, check out our quicklist from Open Source III about balancing parenthood and artisthood below. And check out this webinar on the 29th at 7PM EST:


Kristi Lippire talking about works in her upcoming exhibition in next year.





Yoshie Sakai and the future of soap operas




notes from Open Source III discussion on how to balance parenthood and artist-hood

Arroyo Seco Time Bank: put time in and get time for yourself (studio, design, building, etc.)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Open Source III: Jean Robison, Carly Steward and Macha Suzuki

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Summercamp’s ProjectProject presents Open Source III  featuring artists Jean Robison, Carly Steward, and Macha Suzuki .

Open Source is a dialogue series 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. It is not presented as a critique, but rather, 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. In addition, we will open up the floor to dialogue about balancing parenthood and artisthood. The discussion will take place on Sunday, September 21st 11AM-1:30PM at 3119 Chadwick Drive LA, CA 90032.  

Because of the nature of the event we ask you to arrive promptly. Granola, yogurt, fruit and mimosas will be provided. We have limited childcare available. Please click here to RSVP to reserve a spot for your child.
 

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.

Sunday, July 27th from 4-6 PM: Kristi Lippire, Gina Osterloh and Jenny Yurshansky

Saturday, August 23rd from 7-9PM: Gina Kelly, Paul Pescador, Yoshie Sakai and Jennifer Juniper Stratford


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