Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 19 Night at the Museum

The Art Museum will be activated this evening by the Portland State University Art Department's social practice crew. Each artist has arranged an interactive event around items in the museum's varied collection to practice social practice with you. The whole schedule is here. Events range from music composed and performed for specific art pieces to beers brewed in celebration of art in the collection. We think social practice art is a great thing, especially socially conscious social practice art, as has been noted here with Project Grow. The SOPRAC's are in effect sampling the museum collection, remixing it and distributing it to their networks of networks - it's an example of the phenomena identified by Nokia Research and dubbed Circular Entertainment. Nokia didn't invent it, you did. In the same way, tonight is an opportunity to invent your own relation to the Museum, and to art. The event, dubbed Shine a Light, takes place at the Portland Art Museum www.pam.org 1219 SW Park 6PM-midnight $12, $9 students, free members.