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Live Wire Neon: El Wire Right in the Nick of Time

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In anticipation of The Green Man

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“Butterfly Eyes” Mutant Art Car Proposal

HELLO all YOU yummie BM Proactive Tribe family of delightful creativity beyond belief…

Summer is here…

Feel the heat a rising…

Are you feeling the burn a coming….

COME support the most beautiful ArT car that will debut at BM this year, check out all the art and info:

 

Playa Buttterfly

LETS all Support BM and our Tribe!!!!!!!!!!!

See you on the 1st,

Aloha with kisses,
Onamare

Butterfly eyes flyer

Launching Sunday, YAH!!!!!!!!!

May 7, 2007
Twan

20,000 Get Naked in Public in Mexico City

Artist Spencer Tunick Photographs
20,000 Naked People in Mexico

Spencer Tunick is well known around the world as the artist/photographer that somehow magically convinces thousands of people to shed their clothing in very public city spaces, like his recent foray to Mexico City:

Spencer Tunic in Mexico City 2

He aligns everyone to suit his particular human palette for the day:

Spencer Tunic in Mexico City 1

And finally he arranges them artistically for the photo session:

Spencer Tunic in Mexico City 3

Spencer Tunick has done this type of thing all over the world (he even did one at Burning Man in 1999), and has been arrested numerous times for indulging in his particular form of artistic expression. Mr. Tunick’s body of work is quite amazing and unique.

And the world’s a better place for it.

Artistic Vandalism Well-Received By Affected Artists

Creative Vandalism : Burning Man Art in the City

This might be old news to some, but it’s new news to me: Have a look at what an enterprising vandal (with big balls!) did to the large scale sculpture made by married artists Dan das Mann and Karen Cusolito.

Dan and Karen had constructed the large sculpture to be displayed at the Burning Man Festival in 2005, where it was very well received, as their excellent works of art always are.

Passage by Dan das Mann and Karen Cusolito

Through the efforts of the non-profit arm of Black Rock City, LLC (the corporation that produces Burning Man), The Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF), this work of art, known as “Passage”, has found a home within the city, which is one of the functions of BRAF:

The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community-based interactive art. For our purposes, interactive art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the means by which it is displayed and the character of the work itself should inspire immediate actions that connect people to one another in a larger communal context.

BRAF Mission Statement

So, last year while the many thousands of Burning Man participants were out at Black Rock City enjoying themselves in whatever manner they saw fit, some folks stayed behind and welded some additions to Passage in the city. Here’s an image to give you a little idea of what went down:

Passage of the bong???

Please go to the San Francisco Metroblog, which is where I found this story, for more images and some very enlightening and hilarious commentary by the person who posted it, Violet Blue.

In particular, the comments are insightful as they are hilarious:

“Knowing Dan and Karen, who have a pretty good sense of humor, they would probably not be too upset about this, since it appears that there was no major damage done to the sculpture and the alterations can be easily removed.”

Scott Beale from Laughing Squid

“the bong has been stolen.
THE BONG HAS BEEN STOLEN!”

Violet Blue

“What’s a bong?”

James Barff

Artist Dan das Mann left a comment in very good spirits, as can be expected. The prank was a good one, in this prankster’s opinion…

“Thanks for the interesting addition to the sculpture. Karen and I found it humorous. We appreciate the careful fabrication work required to create and install mom’s pipe and are touched that someone felt so compelled to be a part of the sculpture making process in our absence. We could definitely use your fabrication skills on future projects. Give us a call and keep up the good work!”

Dan das Mann

The Mor Bar in Santa Monica Presents…

Blank @ Mor Bar

Sunday April 22nd

7pm-2am

Free Event!

Don’t let the weekend end on Sunday! Come get in those grooves in the waning hours of your weekend. Or stay at home all weekend and save up your energy for your featured party fix. Join our Pocket brothers and sisters for their monthly Sunday happening, Blank at Mor Bar. Great place, great peeps. Make ’em peel you off the dancefloor at 2am!

The line up:

  • 12-2a – Jokton Strealy {POCKETunderground.com :: E2D.org}
  • 10-12a – FatFinger {ProjectAlma.org}
  • 8:30-10p – Dj 100lbs {Knobturnal :: Dj100Lbs.com}
  • 7-8:30p – Seda {Red Light District}

The Mor Bar
2941 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90291

Art Needed for Burning Man Regional Event Singularity / Dark Skies

Southwestern Burning Man Regional Event

Dark Skies / The Singularity Event

Dark Skies / Singularity Calling for Art

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!

Art Curator Dale Youngman says:

Yes, it’s time for the art wrangling to begin!

Dark Skies / The Singularity Event is taking place near Primm, Nevada on Roach Lake May 17-20. This is the second annual South West Regional Burning Man event jointly organized by two regional teams in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This year is shaping up to be spectacular, but we need your participation for it to be all that it can be!

This year, in addition to mutant vehicles, art sculptures and large scale installations, we are also featuring a real gallery-style fine art and photography show inside an amazing structure called “Innermind”, by Gary Stadler. Some of you may remember the beautiful 85′ x 40′ conical structure from Burning Man a couple of years ago – it has a beacon of light that shoots out of the top, and is a very impressive art piece all on its own. This year it will function as the center camp, and will house white flats upon which we will hang artwork from both regions, as well as smaller sculptures and installations.

As our hanging space inside is somewhat limited, the space will be curated, and regrettably not every submission can be hung (but there is room for plenty!). We are asking for jpegs and sizes of all art submissions to be sent to

art@la-burningman.com

where they will be reviewed and coordinated by myself and other team members. (Since I also have a gallery I run downtown, I am always looking for new art anyway -so please send me your info!) Decisions regarding content will not be made until the first of May, when we know the actual sq. footage of interior space and see the quantity of art work submitted.

This year, in order to facilitate the many sculptural artists living here, we will have transportation for larger pieces leaving from L.A. We are hopeful that this will allow many more of you wonderful LA artists to be represented out on the near-playa . If requesting transport of large installations (or any artwork for that matter ), please include size, weight, and any special info necessary for us to assist you in your art’s appearance at the event. Let’s show Vegas what we can do!

Any questions, please write me:

I am daleydale, and I am here to serve !

Link to project online: http://www.heartmagic.com/inner_mind.html

Singularity Tickets

Dale Youngman

daleydale100@yahoo.com

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