In horse pulled wagons stocked with a bicycle powered silent cinema, an Appalachian-balkan-brass-klezmer-dixieland-string ensemble, kinetic sculpture and their signature low-tech theater appliances, the newly formedRural Academy Theater have staged their innovative performances in the town greens, theaters, college campuses, and pastures of Western North Carolina. “By not relying on gasoline powered propulsion or being dependent upon electricity and the typical expensive gadgetry associated with professional theater, we will be traveling and performing at a much more human pace, one that will allow for a more thorough integration into the communities and lives we visit,” said Gabriel Harrell, the theater’s co-founder. Continue Reading →
Where land prices rose 26% in 2012, mostly because of fracking speculation.
SATELLITE FIELDS is a series of large-scale tree formations planted in North Dakota. Covering 4 acres of land, each piece will be large enough to appear in satellite surveillance of the area, so that the formations can be visited two ways: in-person and via internet programs such as Google Earth.
by Chris Riedy, 2 August 2013.
It’s raining lightly in Oslo as our procession makes its way past the gleaming white of the Opera House, jutting like a glacier over Oslo Fjord. I am following an artist, Eva Bakkeslett, on a strange journey to a kind of guerilla bakehouse. Colleagues from around the world are stretched out behind me in a chattering, happy chain. None of us are entirely sure where we are going – in fact, I’m starting to think we might be lost.
We are winding our way through what appears to be a construction site in the Oslo docklands. We pass some locals fishing in the fjord, but there is no sign of our destination. Then, suddenly, we round a bend and a strange structure is revealed. It is Bakehouse Bjørvika, a public baking facility housed within an experimental architectural structure in Bjørvika. It is the home of the Flatbread Society. Our visit is part of the integrated art program at the excellentTransformation in a Changing Climate Conference.
Gabfestry for Creative Dissenters
August 19-24, 2013
What is this?
Gabfestry will be an opportunity for politically minded artists (of all media) to geek-out, talk shop, learn from each other, and share our experiences and concerns. This event will be held August 19-24 and offer a chance for artists to plug in to perspectives of a broader movement, when all-too-often it’s easy to feel like isolated cells working in a vacuum or specific genre. Each day will hold a variety of curated lectures, panel discussions, performances, and workshops. Continue Reading →
Rural Route needs a bit more help to make this year’s film fest happen! Please, if you can, check out their indiegogo page and support this amazing event.
ALSO, YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE FESTIVAL!! July 27 and August 1-4, 2013!!
from their indiegogo page:
We don’t have the backing of larger organizations, and this year, more than ever, we’re finding huge increases in operational expenses and fees across the board. We need your help to keep at it with our unique, important work!
Rural Route’s film fest was established in 2003 to create a platform for artists’ work that focuses on unique people and cultures outside the bustle of the city. Every year our program covers a wide spectrum of local and global content, giving audiences a window into one-of-a-kind worlds, and highlighting subjects often ignored by the mainstream medi, often lost in other festivals. Our content tackles some of the most important topics of the day within the slow food movement, global warming/environmental arena, and life sustainability symposium.
We are known for screening new, cutting edge indie films that are hard to see anywhere else, such as Now, Forager: a relationship drama about a New Jersey mushroom-hunting couple, and Truck Farm: a whimsical documentary that explores issues in urban agriculture and sustainability… Global diversity is essential to Rural Route’s programming as well – this year we have 28 films from 13 countries on 5 continents! We also give utmost respect to short films, archival film, and film as an artform!
We need to reach a certain level just to cover these operating expenses, but we hope to go above and beyond that to put together something fantastic, making the best of our awesome opportunities through incredible venues such as Brooklyn Grange’s flagship rooftop farm overlooking the Manhattan skyline in Long Island City. We also have a new outlet for live music and onsite food via the Museum of the Moving Image’s new outdoor courtyard, and the chance to have special guests for you to interact with for our amazing new films from Chile, Kazakhstan, Senegal, China, and New Jersey. We can also add to special retro/restoration programs, such as this year’s tribute to the late Les Blank, and a screening of a new DCP restoration of Werner Herzog’s “Fitzcarraldo”.
Curtains Without Borders is a conservation project dedicated to documenting and preserving historic painted scenery. The painted curtains are found in town halls, grange halls, theaters and opera houses. They were created between 1890 and 1940, although on rare occasions, pieces painted after 1940 are also included in our inventories.
The Beehive Collective has a new poster!
In their words: These graphics depict many stories of resistance to Project Mesoamerica, formerly known as the PPP (Plan Puebla Panama), a massive infrastructure project that aims to pave the way for Free Trade in Mexico, Central America and Colombia. The name of this Graphics Campaign, Mesoamerica Resiste, reflects our efforts to go beyond illustrating corporate globalization — to illustrate, document and share diverse stories of survival, community development, collective action and inspiration… In our latest work, so far we’ve included over 200 endemic, endangered and requested species of insects and animals, and more than 100 plants. The collection of images that the Bees have produced are being woven together into a giant poster that will be printed on two sides.
Head here to check it out, learn more, and to support this art that teaches and inspires.
Media Art at Farms in the Catskills
Hi Friends of Futurefarmers,
THE CIRCUS OF THE POSSIBILITARIANS at
The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, mainstage
15th February, 2013
a family friendly performance
Come one, come all, bring your friends from out of town. It isn’t everyday that Bread and Puppet comes thru the Adirondack region with their rollicking good humor, songs and delightful costumes.
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW, this show will sell out!
at: Dogwood Bakery, Essex Ice Cream Cafe or reserve via email: email@example.com
to volunteer/ usher/ host performers
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org