Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 24 Intangible Dark Fruit Score Mysticism

Fallen Fruit is a Los Angeles social practice project by David Burns and and Austin Young with others. They have inspired like projects in Portland. That is celebrated in the Fallen Fruit celebration today at the Portland Art Museum and around town, organized by Caldera.

Artists Tahni Holt, Natalie Ball, Bruce Conkle, Bill Cravis, Horatio Law, Aaron Lish, Marne Lucas, Jess Perlitz, and DeAngelo Raines present projects around town and at the Museum at times between 11Am and 8PM on this schedule:

The entire project, Art Museum activities today, including for children, and events in the coming month are described on the project web page

The Art Museum is completely free for all today.

Fallen Fruit at various locations 11AM to 8PM Free

I'm not going to attempt to write on this. And they receive the copywriting award for the month. Composition Gallery in known for its conceptual art projects involving fashion and movement.
Premium trend start-up Dynamic Horizons Ltd. debuts new line of ephemeral wearable technology in a stock Portland-style pop-up shop at Composition. On view every Saturday in October, 12-5 p.m.

The Intangibles line of ephemeral wearable technology meditates on the shifting nature of place, self and access in the climate of fiber-optic-fast obsolescence. Comprised of three chimeric amalgams of preexisting wearables, the line conjectures at the form factors of future gadgets as they grow more intimately on and into us.

Under the auspices of selfhood, techno-fetishist fashion colonizes the body on behalf of capital. Intangibles is your uniform in the class war, offering privileged access to boutique knowledges, niche socializations and enlightened entertainments. As information systems become incorporated into the body through fashion, life is vectored outward, electronically fragmenting it into a fine blood-mist of data points.

Technology is often tritely described as ethically neutral. This is to ignore the built-in complexities of new technologies as well as the inherent goals of their makers (i.e., profit.) Determination about the fundamental purpose of a thing is foreclosed well in advance of its use, swathed in impenetrable terms of service. Moreover, the devices and services we use also change us. We become bots in their net. This intent and tendency can be redirected, but requires cognizance, cultivated skill and solidarity among creative networks, both IRL and URL.

Intangibles devices are made from the “biodegradable” plastic, PLA*, popular in disposable table ware, and will rot for compulsory participation in the upgrade culture.

Dynamic Horizons Ltd: Intangibles was designed by Tabitha Nikolai, deSolid State, Matt Dan, Jason N. Le, and is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

*PLA doesn't biodegrade, they only tell you it does.
At Composition Gallery 625 N.W. Everett St., #102 (mid-block on NW6th) Noon-5 Free

Disjecta continues performing their Book of Scores installation with Skater’s Score by artist Alison O’Daniel. This afternoon, skateboarders and musicians perform her score live. At Disjecta, in the shadow of Paul Bunyan 8371 N. Interstate Map 2PM Sharp Free

Laura Fritz speaks about her artworks which are part of the Dark Matter show. At Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art 2219 NW Raleigh 4PM Free

Science, technology, mysticism, music and dada come together in performance tonight by artist-musicians Yacht. I'm loving that they are getting away with it! Yacht at the Wonder Ballroom