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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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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MAP “Eyes On Oakland” at Great Wall of Oakland Friday October 2nd!

We got Pick of the Week in the East Bay Express for this event!

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Join us for our opening screening of the 2015/2016 season on October 2nd at 5:00pm!

Eyes on Oakland is a community-powered, art-meets-journalism initiative that seeks to inform and engage residents across Oakland about the different types of surveillance technology used by local police. A collaboration between the Mobile Arts Platform and The Center for Investigative Reporting, Eyes on Oakland featured two key venues: a participatory installation in the “Who Is Oakland?” exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, and pop-up outings around Oakland with the Mobile Arts Platform, a classic Ford Falcon van retrofitted as a roving newsroom. The work was sourced by information from CIR’s reporting, and driven by creative insights gathered from Oakland residents. So far, Eyes on Oakland has directly incorporated attitudes on surveillance from hundreds of residents, and inspired a host of fact-based conversations on the balance between privacy and public safety in communities across the city and at the Oakland Museum.

Hope to see you there!

The Great Wall located on West Grand Avenue between Broadway and Valley Street, next door to Luka’s Taproom and Lounge.

Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/EyesOnOak

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MAP “What’s the Big Idea?” in the news!

Here is a great preview of our project by Sam Sciolla in the Palo Alto Weekly! Looking forward to setting up at the Moonlight Run on Friday September 18th.

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/09/18/art-in-the-moonlight

Another wonderful review in the Palo Alto Pulse by Jim Migdal

http://www.paloaltopulse.com/2015/09/22/whats-big-idea-palo-alto-mobile-art-project-offers-new-way-share-voice/

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