Archive for June, 2014

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who stopped by and participated in our MAP installations at the Getty Museum and Getty Villa!


Here are some links to the Getty Flickr page where you can view pictures from our first series of events:



Also here is a wonderful blog written by Getty Employee Kimberly Sadler: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/what-mask-do-you-wear/

We will be posting more pictures soon!

Engaging Ensor: Interactive Print Project

Location: Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

Admission: Free

Visit Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) at their pop-up screen-printing cart, a participatory social sculpture inspired by the classic teardrop trailer and pulled behind a vintage Vespa scooter. Join the artists as they create free, interactive posters in conjunction with the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. This is a free, drop-in program.

– See more at: http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/18830.html#sthash.WlgaIoqx.dpuf


Our Set up dates will be:

Sat June 28th 12-3pm
Sun June 29th 12-3pm
Wed. July 2  12-3pm
Thurs . July 3  12-3pm
Monday July 7th Getty Villa  12-3pm
Friday Aug. 1st 12-3pm
Saturday Aug 2nd 12-3pm
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300



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Please stop by the Torrance Art Museum and check our latest version of the MAP Mobile Screen Printing Backpack  which is included in the exhibition The Watchmen. 

In this piece we are walking through Los Angeles and setting up four pop up interactions throughout the city exploring the relationship the public has with surveillance cameras installed in their communities. The hike will be happening before the show on May 31st – June 1st, for more information on where the project is happening and how you can participate please visit this online interactive map created for this project by Bay Area web designers Nico Crisafulli and Brian Kahler. Documentation of the hike and further interactions through the piece will be ongoing through the course of the exhibition.


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The following exhibitions will be on view: June 7 – July 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday June 7, 6-9pm

Reception is FREE and open to the public


Main Gallery: WATCHMEN – Surveillance and The Flaneur
Curated by Max Presneill, Lisa DeSmidt and Chris Reynolds
WATCHMEN – This exhibition examines the relationship between the notion of the Flaneur and the City derive under the pressure of being watched via CCTV cameras and monitoring. How does one engage with the disinterested observations of the wandering eye when self-consciousness about being both the observer and the observed interfere with the experience?


Artists: Shagha Ariannia, Lindsay Bottos, Sergio Bromberg, Tyler Calkin, Sophie Calle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zavier Ellis, Darren Hostetter, Kiel Johnson, Susan Logoreci, Alexis Milne, MAP: Mobile Arts Platform, Mark Nelson, Dane Picard and Kari Reardon
Special Opening Screenings by: Vito Acconci, Jenny Holzer and Sterling Ruby


The Torrance Art Museum is a program of the Cultural Sercices Division of the City of Torrance Community Services Department.
The Cultural Services Division is responsible for City-sponsored arts and cultural initiatives held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center
and throught the City.

For information about the City of Torrance and other programming at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center,
go to www.TorranceCA.Gov or call 310.328.5310.

Hours of Operations:

Tuesday – Saturday,
From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503


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If your down in San Jose this weekend for Zero1 please check out the LAST Festival! I have a new robotic drawing machine installed that will be running both nights.

LAST (Life, Art, Science, and Technology) Festival
at the ZERO1 Garage

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Danceroom Spectroscopy by David Glowacki, image courtesy of Paul Blakemore

Experience the LAST (Life, Art, Science, and Technology) Festival on June 6th & 7th. LAST, organized by Piero Scaruffi and produced by Adam Carlin and Erich Richter, is a weekend-long event featuring interactive multimedia art installations and inspiring talks by luminaries on cutting-edge technology and science.

Meet the artists and interact with 16 art installations on Friday and Saturday night from 6pm-11pm, and join visionary speakers Saturday afternoon from 1pm-6pm for an interactive discussion focused on the disciplines that will change the world in the near future. Learn more about participating artists and speakers here.

LAST Symposium Speakers: 
Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google
Daniel Kaufman, Director of the Information Innovation Office at DARPA
Jennifer Dionne, director of Stanford’s Nanotech Lab
Chris McKay, Chief Planetary Scientist at NASA Ames
Alvy Ray Smith, cofounder of Pixar
RSVP today to save your seat!

LAST Festival Schedule and Hours:
Friday, June 6 from 6pm till 11pm: Interactive Art Installations
Saturday, June 7 from 1pm till 6pm: Tech/science Symposium
Saturday, June 7 from 6pm till 11pm: Interactive Art Installations

All events are free and open to the public. The LAST Festival will take place during San Jose’s South First Fridays and SubZERO weekend. Check out the other participating venues and exhibitions here!


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