Archive for October 2011

iraqimemorial.org November 4 through December 10

 

Linda Hesh, Kiss Me/Kill Me t-shirts

iraqimemorial.org

November 4 through December 10
opening reception: First Friday, November 4, 7 to 10pm
gallery walkthrough with the curator and artists: Friday, November 4 at 6pm

iraqimemorial.org is a participation-based conceptual project launched in 2007 as an internet platform for artists, designers, and architects to propose concepts for memorials to the unrecognized civilian casualties incurred during the ongoing conflict in Iraq. Works presents an exhibition of plans and responses selected out of the pool that now exist on the iraqimemorial.org site. The proposal guidelines encourage participants to use a wide range of locations and mediums to create collective memory and unity, drawing upon traditional and expanded ideas of memorial. iraqimemorial.org is an effort initiated by media artist Joseph DeLappe to call upon the collective creative community to consider the cost of war from all sides. The exhibition at Works presents a selection of 54 of the most striking submissions as selected by two juror’s reviews. Featured projects span a range of creative practices including:  architecture, social media, geomapping, performance, video and the visual arts.

architectural proposal by Mehedi Amin

 

artwork by HakkI Erol

Works Hosts World Premiere of Our American Myth: a theatrical experiment

The Bindlepunks in Our American Myth

Works proudly presents the Bindlepunks Theatre Co. production of Our American Myth.

What would you kill for? Why do we have such a strong heritage of political violence in America?

Someone got shot and we want to understand why.

When Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, we had some questions. Mainly, “WHY?!” We started asking our friends, families, strangers at bars, and the Interwebs. They told us things, and we put those things into a play…

So now we weave a new American myth:
The tale of a brave and conflicted politician, and the patriotic and idealistic young man who is ultimately driven to shoot her. If that sounds like your cup of tea… If you feel up to the challenge of the conversation… If you’re looking for something a little different in the South Bay…

We need your help to bring Our American Myth to life.

performances at Works:
Thu, Oct 27th at 8pm
Fri, Oct 28th at 8pm
Sat, Oct 29th at 8pm
Sun, Oct 30th at 4pm
Sat, Nov 5th at 8pm
Sun, Nov 6th at 4pm

Tickets: $10-20 sliding scale at the door.
To reserve a spot, email bindlepunks@gmail.com or call (650) 458-PUNK

Check out the Bindlepunks website/blog for sneak peeks and to join the ongoing conversation!
http://www.bindlepunks.com

Movin’ On Up! the 2011 members’ exhibition

September 30 through October 22, 2011

Works is indeed “Movin on Up!” with the most diverse annual exhibition in the South Bay on view in Works’ new home at 365 South Market. A wide array of regional artists show their support for community art and performance at the same time as displaying an eclectic variety of talents.

The October 7 First Friday Art Walk at Works features music by the Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose, a no-host bar, and a host of Works members!

Steve Cooley, digital art screen shot

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