Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

We Tweet

Follow us at  Many thanks to Jeremy Massey, who'll be tweet-J-ing, among other contributions.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MAP 2013

I sent just off some info re- the next OccuLibrary incarnations for the Dallas-Fort Worth-wide MAP 2013 exhibition, so I'll share them with you here.

Those incarnations will include:
  1. Secret Sociality, an installation of an intimate, partially-“hidden” library of books and other materials relevant to art and social issues.  This will be in Eastfield College's main gallery along with works by two other, internationally-known artists.

  2. Art as Social Wormhole, a reading group/“artificial M.F.A.” course in classic and recent texts on aesthetic issues relating to art's potential to speak to or influence political realities. The group’s home base will be The Reading Room, with some meetings at venues exhibiting art works relevant to the readings.

  3. A Yankee Doodles Sing-A-Lot Sing-A-Long program, in which kids engage in activities and learn songs relating to themes of historical or social interest. 
All events are free and open to the public.

Exhibitions and events will run Oct. 1 - Nov. 24, except that the Art as Social Wormhole reading group will continue for the equivalent of one semester's readings.

See MAP 2013 for more info about other projects included in the exhibition.

For more info about the OccuLibrary's projects (volunteers welcome!), please contact us via a comment (we won't publish comments containing your e-mail or other personal info).

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

OccuLibrary "Open Source" Materials

If you like the OccuLibrary's mission, we invite you to contact us, or to re-create any of the incarnations we've come up with, or to invent your own.  You are welcome to use the materials we've developed:
A two-page information sheet about the project. 
The script with quotations from great artists and thinkers that we invited people to read for the camera in the GlamROccuLibrarymentary Trailer Shoot.
Print-ready PDF's of the poster-sized sandwich boards worn by one of the OccuLibrarians
The mini-zine we distributed (we're currently tweaking this but will add a link soon).
Some of the songs and other info gathered for the Yankee Doodles kids' program (I've requested these from the organizers and will add the link when I get them).
If you do create an incarnation, please tell us about it!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Photos and More from "Co- Re-Creating Spaces"

If you missed the exhibition at CentralTrak, you can see photos of the show (with info about the works shown) here. More on the Co- Re-Creating Spaces tumblr blog.

(Image right: Karen Weiner with Celia & Frank Eberle, 451 degrees (2011), OccuLibrary card catalogue.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"POPLAB" Debuts!

The unit, titled Werkberg, was created by sculptors Cassandra Emswiler, Kristen Cochran, and Greg Metz, and is part of the Co- Re-Creating Spaces exhibition at CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, that opened on Nov. 17, 2012, the first anniversary of the nationwide Occupy demonstrations that authorities presumably hoped to avert by evicting all the camps within the preceding 24 hrs.

The Werkberg houses a selection of enjoyable yet empowering books and videos donated by various collaborators, as well as projected views of artists' work spaces (the unit was partially inspired by Gregory Sholette's Dark Matter).

The show includes a related work, 451 degrees, by Karen Weiner with Celia & Frank Eberle, which functions as a card catalogue for the library (I'll try to get a pic of that and post it here soon).

The exhibition "surveys how artists are questioning and subverting existing systems, contexts, or spaces – the law, the economy, history, the news, language, etc. – and contributing to their re-imagining and re-creation, recognizing that 'reality' itself can be both art medium and art object, and speculates how developments in the virtual and the actual might affect one another."

In addition to the artists mentioned above, the show also includes works by Morehshin Allahyari; Nadav Assor; Amy Balkin; Aram Bartholl; Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler; Linda Bilda; Irina Botea; Martha Colburn; eteam; Cao Fei; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina, & Alexandra Lerman; the Institute for Wishful Thinking; Martha Rosler; Dread Scott; and the Yes Men with Steve Lambert; and it was curated by Carolyn Sortor and Mike Morris.

See the exhibition through January 5, Sats. noon - 5pm or by appointment (subject to changes over the holidays); more details at Co- Re-Creating Spaces.

Monday, September 17, 2012