Our rate of posting on here has slowed down considerably since the summer. We’re still busy, it’s just the pace of the work and projects now seems to span longer and longer time frames, and with so many ongoing and overlapping projects, it’s just a lot more challenging to find the time to keep track of it all. We’re actually putting in more time than ever, with Hiba and I meeting regularly two to three days a week and our colleagues joining in when schedules allow. It’s amazingly fun and productive, but harder than ever to document meaningfully.
So, just for a quick look into the last four or five weeks, here’s what we’ve been up to…
Above, we’re planning for the 1W3KND Writing Residency, and we’ll be announcing our participating writers and artists really soon.
We’ve also been hosting biweekly events at CIVIC SPACE. Every other Monday is All Tomorrow’s Problems. We take a lot of notes.
Every other Wednesdays are Zine Nights, and then there’s Skills For Good(s) on a semi-regular Tuesday night schedule. All of these events are free and open to everyone. We usually post the details on the right-hand side column of the front page of our website, and also try to keep civicspace.info up to date. Emphasis on try.
Here are some of the leftovers from Alana Bartol’s recent Skills for Good(s) on Making a Ghillie Suit!
October also allowed us to play host to Sam Lefort returning to take on a project with students from Forster.
The project and exhibition were so great and it was incredibly fun to have Sam back for an entire month.
Here’s just a little peek at her installation.
And, the process of taking down the vinyl to make way for the upcoming Cross-Plotting, opening on Friday, November 9th!
Hiba and I have been working on some other parallel projects for an exhibition in January. Think planes and banners.
Rosina provided the new over-sized pad of paper. It’s been very helpful.
We also still have some postcards left from Sam’s show, if you’d like some.
We’ve been patching the walls, a lot. I think the winter break is going to be set aside for a painting party.
We’ve also had the pleasure of Laura Gentili as a kick-ass studio assistant. She’s assembled furniture, changed door locks, organized, scanned, and sketched her way through the last few weeks, and been awesome the entire way.
Sam was kind enough to leave our space a little nicer than she found it. Above, and installation to brighten up the back office area at CIVIC SPACE.
Also, we’re still working on our window installation, with the help of Paul Anderson. Earlier today, he was testing a contact mic, while also going over details to build the Max patch we’ll actually need.
And this afternoon, Hiba and I also picked up a project that appeared in How to Forget the Border Completely.
This is something that Danielle has been wanting to do forever. Above, a really early prototype.
We’ll eventually laser cut and etch these from aluminum. Installation to follow. Also, in the background, we’re writing. We’re still working on the Homework publication with Brennan and Cholé. And, we’re planning projects into the fall of 2013. It’s good.