“Eyes on Oakland” featured in Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University article

Check out this article titled “Journalism and Art: Complementary and Collaborative Storytelling” in their Spring edition! A great overview of our “Eyes on Oakland” collaboration with Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).

http://niemanstoryboard.org/stories/journalism-and-art-complementary-and-collaborative-storytelling/

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MAP “Urban Campfire Project” at Montalvo Arts Center 5 Hour sculpture event!

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If you only had five hours to present a work of sculpture in a public park, what would you create?

Montalvo asked that question of 60 international artists. We chose the most compelling responses. And this July, we invite the public to enjoy these astonishing projects at a fantastic, free, five-hour arts festival taking place all over our scenic grounds!

Presented for your active amazement, this Pop-Up Arts Festival will feature interactive engagements, temporary installations, participatory happenings, and spectacular intrusions where your voice can be heard.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS WILL INCLUDE:
• Raising a 20-foot pop-up sculpture with Jason Lazarus. Help create this piece at a free Art-Making Workshop with Jason Lazarus July 17.
• Harvesting a field of whirling California Poppy pinwheels with Karrie Hovey.
• Sharing tall tales around a virtual campfire with Mobile Arts Platform(MAP)’s Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari.
• Making art in nature with the Art Escapists—including a giant hammock-like structure made from colored cord by Shawn HibmaCronan and impromptu site-specific sound installations with opera singer Zoltan DiBartolo and singer-songwriter Terese Taylor.
• Attending an animal-led political parade by Sasha Petrenko.
• Engaging in a living dance enactment of the Fibonacci Sequence with the Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble.
• Finding your way through a large-scale labyrinth made from carpet remnants with Paz de la Calzada.
• Witnessing Margaret Kemp in an endurance performance work exploring politics, place, and identity.
• Taking part in a barn-raising-like activity with Matthias Neumann as he installs an architectural structure made from 100 wooden 2x4s.
• Incrementally creating a rock sculpture based on the French lawn game of Pétanque with Mary Ijichi.
• Experiencing a ceremonial act envisioning communion between humankind and nature with Máximo González.

ALSO ENJOY:
• Making your voice heard at the premiere of Taro Hattori’s installation “Rolling Counterpoint.”
• Exploring multidisciplinary student art produced at Montalvo’s summer camps and an academic year collaboration with Synapse School and Connect Community Charter School.
• Art Escapist Kija Lucas invites you to participate in her ongoing photography project “Objects to Remember You By: An Index of Sentiment.” Please bring one or more objects of sentimental value with you on July 22, share stories about the personal significance of your chosen object with Kija. The object will then be photographed and added to a growing archive.

Plus hands-on art-making, dancing, live music by Real Vocal String Quartet, gourmet food trucks (including Curveball Food TruckKona Ice South San JoseOaxacan Kitchen MobileShark Bait Food Truck, and We Sushi), and more. Fun for all ages. Don’t miss it!

http://montalvoarts.org/events/5_hour_sculpture/facebook

Here are some pics of our MAP “Urban Campfire Stories” installation. A HUGE THANKS to everyone who attended and participated in our interactive project. It was amazing how generous people were in sharing their ideas!

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MAP’s “Oakland Re:Construction” Project at Classic Car West Garage in Oakland

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We invite you to stop by Classic Car West Garage in Oakland and check out “Transience”, an exhibition curated by Off Space. We have our project “Oakland Re:Construction” installed there throughout June and July. Info on the project and images are below.

http://www.classiccarswest.com

The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) is pleased to present Oakland Re:Construction as part of Transience at Classic Car West Garage. For this project MAP artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari will travel under the guise a faux construction team complete with a custom designed work van, safety cones, blueprints and coveralls. They will set up shop in front of existing construction sites throughout the city of Oakland in highly gentrified areas where many residents are currently being displaced. Through a series of interactive strategies and interviews MAP will ask people to share their thoughts on the current transitory nature of the city and what lies ahead for its future. Utilizing a virtual reality camera these stories will be captured in the neighborhood that they took place in and edited into a series of 3-D video clips told from the viewpoint of the community member sharing their story.  These community stories will be collected and installed inside of the van for the duration of the exhibition along with additional interactive projects, creating a “virtual viewing and sharing station”

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Here are some responses from the public after our opening last Friday night!

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Out on the street getting peoples opinions at a pop-up event at Farleys East. A huge thanks to the Great Wall of Oakland for inviting us!

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MAP project featured in “Wheel and Deal” book

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Happy to announce our MAP project was featured in a new book published by Gingko Press. It is a beautifully crafted hardbound book that highlights the best world-wide mobile concepts of recent years. You can order a copy through the links below:

http://gingkopress.com/shop/wheel-deal/

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MAP’s “Revisiting the Palos Verdes Project” at the Palos Verdes Library

“Revisiting the Palos Verdes Project” an interactive exhibition developed by the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) in collaboration with the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD).  Designed to engage the community in celebrating its rich cultural heritage, the project references Frank Vanderlip’s “Palos Verdes Project” and his dream to create a fashionable and exclusive residential and artist colony on the Palos Verdes peninsula over a hundred years ago.

On Saturday January 16th we will be utilizing our Mobile Vespa Printmaking Cart at the Palos Verdes Library from 2-4pm to do live screen printing and inviting the public to create a free interactive poster that asks what their favorite location in Palos Verdes is and how the area has changed over the years.

A huge thanks to everyone who came out, here are some pics from the event!

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MAP Van at Writ Large

A huge thanks to the folks at the Great Wall of Oakland for inviting us back this month to be part of their Writ Large event on Friday December 4th! Here is some info and a few pics from the event.

Writ Large: A broad survey of text-based works in film and animation from the early 20th century to the present. Curated by Timothy Furstnau, Liat Berdugo, and Rose Linke.

http://greatwallofoakland.org/event/writ-large/

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“Eyes On Oakland” at Great Wall of Oakland

A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by and participated in our installations last Friday at Art Murmur! It was amazing to share the communities responses on such a huge scale. Here are some pics from the event:

 

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