Documentation from Saturdays performance at Torrance Art Museum

A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by TAM on Saturday night to check out our latest Factronaut performance. The mission was a huge success, here are some images of our exploration/collection process in action!

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MAP “NASA” performance at Torrance Art Museum on Saturday June 17th

 

 

If you are down in SoCal on the weekend of the 17th we invite you to please stop by Torrance Art Museum and check out our most recent NASA (NorCal Artists Seeking America) performance. For our upcoming mission we will be landing at the opening reception of TAM’s  new exhibition “Why Art Matters” from 7pm-9pm, exploring the museum and investigating new frontiers in the art community.

http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/upcoming-exhibitions/

Here are some pics from last weekends performance at Huntington Beach and Irvine, CA.

This project is a collaboration with film makers Bryan and Vita Hewitt and will culminate in a full length feature coming to your galaxy soon!

Star Date 2017, Oakland California, United States of America, Earth.

Artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari are part of a special exploration program called NASA, NorCal Artists Seeking America. Their mission, to seek out information and stories that will help illuminate this post-election county that has been turned on its ear.

In the wake of 2016, a tumultuous year that ended with an acidic election that blindsided the county and the recent tragedy of the Ghost Ship fire that deeply effected their home base of Oakland California, Foucault and Treggiari will travel the country in their customized explorer suits and try and make some sense of where we are today as a divided country.

In a nation they no longer can recognize as a familiar and safe landscape it becomes other-worldly, a surreal and at times hostile place that is fractured by social, economic and politic divisions. They have become foreign cosmonauts in their own backyards.

The mission that they have chosen to accept is to investigate both urban and rural sites and document, collect artifacts, and archive information through this lens of an “outsider/explorer” sent to examine this new and uncharted nation.

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MAP video piece at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

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I invite you to check out “The Art of Protest” at the OCCCA. Chris and I have a collaborative video piece (with film maker Bryan Hewitt) titled the Citizens Inauguration: Performance II included in the show. Please stop by and check it out if you are in the area. The exhibition will be up from June 3rd – July 8th with a second artist reception on July 1st from 6-10pm.

http://www.occca.org/EXHIBITIONS.html#gallery

Here is a link where you can view our piece “Citizens Inauguration: Performance II”:

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MAP “On the Road” at Great Wall of Oakland Friday March 3rd

A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by our “On The Road” installation at Friday nights Oakland Art Murmur!

A HUGE Thanks also to everyone who participated in our panel discussion and to the talented filmmakers who’s work was featured that evening!

In 2016-2017 the Mobile Arts Platform (Artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari)) is collaborating with Great Wall of Oakland (GWO) and Bay Area artist, curator and educator Victoria Heilweil to create On the Road, a project that invites Oakland residents to share their voice on topics about and related to resident migrations currently happening in Oakland.

This migration takes many forms, from long term residents being displaced from their neighborhoods to new residents filling the void left by these shifts. This project will explore how this current migration of residents affects the identity, culture, education, class disparity, and housing needs, of Oakland. In direct response to rents skyrocketing, new businesses and startups moving in, and many residents being displaced, we will provide a series of daytime/nighttime pop-up events which will map and archive this social migration through mobile nighttime projections and an on-line mapping platform that will be presented in Oakland neighborhoods. This project is made possible in part from a recent grant from the Wattis Family Foundation

Films we  screened on Friday March 3rd:

2044 International Blvd.

(dir. Ariel Appel)

A group of tenants living in an apartment building in the San Antonio district of East Oakland organize themselves to fight against the real and persistent threats…

The Fifty Four

(dir. Richard Koci Hernandez)

I gave myself 54 Days to shot 54 images on my daily ride on the 54 bus in Oakland. Everything was produced using my iPhone, images, music and titles. I used these …

Riding Through Oakland with the Original Scraper Bike Team

(dir. Great Big Story)

Tyrone Stevenson, better known as Baybe Champ, is East Oakland’s Scraper Bike King. Back in 2007, he and his cousin Avery Pittman started the Original Scraper Bike.

Alex Cruse: Prelinger Archives/Lost Landscapes of Oakland

http://axlecurse.tumblr.com/post/140837422663/presentation-oakland-lost-landscapes-at-new


Participants in our panel discussion on our new Mobile Trailer at 7pm:

  • Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Teresa Salazar, will be speaking about this project
  • Alex Cruse will be speaking from Prelinger Archives/Lost Landscapes of Oakland

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Ghost Ship Memorial at OMCA

We were honored to be invited by the Oakland Museum of California to create a memorial installation to honor the victims of the recent Ghost Ship warehouse fire. We send our deepest condolences to friends, families and loved ones affected by this tragedy. We invite you to come together again at the museum this Friday December 16th to continue adding wishes and sentiments, and to share in celebrating the creative lives that where lost.

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MAP installation at Great Wall of Oakland Friday December 2nd

A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by our Map installation “On the Road” at the Great Wall of Oakland! Here are some pics and info on our collaboration with the Great Wall. This project is made possible through a generous grant from the Watts Family Foundation.

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In 2016-2017 the Mobile Arts Platform (Artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari)) is collaborating with Great Wall of Oakland (GWO) and Bay Area artist, curator and educator Victoria Heilweil to create On the Road, a project that invites Oakland residents to share their voice on topics about and related to resident migrations currently happening in Oakland.

This migration takes many forms, from long term residents being displaced from their neighborhoods to new residents filling the void left by these shifts. This project will explore how this current migration of residents affects the identity, culture, education, class disparity, and housing needs, of Oakland. In direct response to rents skyrocketing, new businesses and startups moving in, and many residents being displaced, we will provide a series of daytime/nighttime pop-up events which will map and archive this social migration through mobile nighttime projections and an on-line mapping platform that will be presented in Oakland neighborhoods. This project is made possible in part from a recent grant from the Wattis Family Foundation

First, On the Road will utilize video projections and a mobile video screening unit, along with digital and analog methods to amplify community voices. We will transform a classic 1963 Ford Falcon van into a community engagement tool that will travel throughout Oakland exploring the changes happening in this rapidly evolving city. A key component will be screening large-scale video projections at the Great Wall of Oakland, a 100’x100′ projection space on the side of a building near the intersection of Telegraph and Grand Avenue in Uptown Oakland. This will provide a platform to chart this social change and community voices through free video screenings featuring films by local artists exploring relevant themes. The van will be retrofitted to include a video projector mount on the roof, a portable sound system that folds out from the rear doors, work stations that emerge from the side of the van, and a recording booth created inside for collecting participant interviews and broadcasting the content via a podcast.

These crowd sourced interactions allow us to initiate an inclusive dialog with participants sparking conversations and creating archives based on Oakland’s complicated and changing landscape.

You can also interact with the piece through our online interactive map at:

http://ontheroadoakland.herokuapp.com

 

 

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MAP 49 Mile Scenic Hike project featured in Public Art Review!

Check out this article that Public Art Review published featuring our 49 Mile Scenic Drive Hiking project in SF!

http://forecastpublicart.org/public-art-review/2016/10/a-project-mapped-by-the-crowd-in-the-cloud/

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