2016 (season 3.75)

2016 season 375.jpgWas recently informed that the season had changed, so here’s some new news… Things are real tasered up, and in all next levels of production. Officially “jazzed” about the weekend of October 21st-23rd…

Friday: Lighting things off, Rebel Hands Press will happily be present on night one of Open Press 2016 hosted by Insert Blanc Press + Outside Gallery14469489_1124268504333767_8190052560937208727_n.jpg

Excited to share this terrificness w/ so many amazing folks + fun. For our part, we’ll have 2 shiny new publications/art objects on hand:

-“ARThrITIS Flocking Kit” – by j. shelley harrison.

“Lil’ Help?: A Charming yet Challenged Version of the American Masculine Kitchen” – by: Mark Rice + Jeremy Kennedy.

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Featured in the evenings sched of readings and performances (Check out this line up, srsly.), j. shelley harrison will be presenting a new piece, and heads up for a tray pass style presentation of several Charming yet Challenged hors d’oeuvres!

Saturday: “Hotelevisions” A secret show in a hotel room curated by Chelsea Rector, j.shelley harrison, and I!

This incredibly ephemeral event will feature a variety of work from installation, performance, sound art, to beyond. While working in tandem, each artist checks in with their respective hotelevisions to transform these comfy confines.

Featured Artists: Brody Albertj. shelley harrisonJoey Cannizzaro, Michael ShroadsSammi Skolmoskitea_sips, Zach Taylor.

Sunday: To close out the wkend, Artist Guan Rong will be doing a performance for the finale of Open Press, which will be held at Poetic Research Bureau. Another amazing line up, and we’ll be there w/ some remaining copies of her book “Spanish Silver Fox”.

Aside from all that action, site updates here in all the right places. +, “Shadow Instinct”, a new project I’m excited about which explores learned behavior (#flockingdoeswork)!

Keeping up the slow roll of collab by mail works w/ the likes of Crab Jackson, Joshua Brennan, and recently Rob Hessler. Good times.

On the sound-making front, Yosuke Kitazawa and I are still sitting on some remaining copies of this tape we did for Friends & Relatives Records

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(think they may have ran out, hit us up here!)… Motivated by some recent jams and casual performings w/ some incredible players, we hope to be throwing down more and more over the next few months.

Link happy fam – Hakuna Matata.

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2014 (Season 3 “almost” + Feral Dynamics)

tableblue 2014 season 3a preemptive summer strike from table-blue… back here now with the usual = updates! sprinkles nails all around, digging into site bits here and there. check, check it.

summer thoughts are go! swim meetings, outdoor builds, bad-ass boston collabs, crab jackson actions, paypal, art challenged cookbook cooking, airplanes, middle east word trades, rong ways, animations, soundtrack soundings, and…the list continues down a taser lined road.

spring was like “that”, and the sights are now squarely set for this:

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Siosi Design + Build (Bloomington, IN)
Elaina Morgan (Brooklyn, NY)
Jeremy Kennedy (Los Angeles, CA)

The Church Collective | 103 N. Adams St. | Bloomington, Indiana
June 6 – 8, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday June 6, 7pm – 11pm

dialed in with drone-like accuracy, this is what we’ve been working towards…more words from the Fort:

FERAL DYNAMICS presents a designed art environment, a lofted fort in the Indiana hills filled with animal investigations and modern obliterations, informed by a line of thought stretching from coast to coast. Many months of e- and tactile trades culminate in a weeklong terrestrial convergence at base camp, where works hang, stretch, and sprawl from floor to ceiling and beyond, the result of 3 overlapping layers of collaborative and solo research, external and internal.

The work of Siosi Design + Build is a study of humanity’s history of primary provisions; primitive weaponry, shelter, and art. The dynamic duo of Audim Culver and Ivy Siosi explore the course of “need and create” through bespoke tools, concentric neons, and incongruous hunting tactics.

The work of Bloomington expat Elaina Morgan takes its cues from the concurrent majesty and mess of her surroundings, chasing freedom in empire’s runoff. Brainscramble and heartache, ritualism and rhythm. perpetual restlessness and flag-waving resistance find form in symbols, crude construction, gut-scrawl, and mixed media pile-ons.

The work of fellow Bloomington expat Jeremy Kennedy peels back layers of paint and pages to reveal core concepts. Ideas and thoughts, complex and basic, float on waves of observations taken internally, and reinterpreted (often humorously) in a series of nearly universal one-liners.

The bows bend and arrows strike screens, splattering hyper-distracted imagery and bent verbiage over recent builds of many shapes and makes. Seeking refuge and skewing the sinister, these wily creatures cheat left, shoot straight, and return to the dirt of their wild roots.

get excited.