The Spatial Occupation at Hyperallergic is now complete. Thank you to all who participated in this great program. Some notations:
- The roundtable discussion on OWS & (performance) Art was a truly memorable occasion. In his Letter from the Editor, Hrag wrote in Hyperallergic “This week, we conclude the two-month residency of Occupy Wall Street’s Arts & Culture Working Group at Hyperallergic HQ. It was a fantastic experience for us at Hyperallergic. “One of the highlights of the residency for me was last night’s performance art and OWS discussion at our offices in Williamsburg. What the event made me realize is that the more I delve into the ideas around Occupy, the more excited I am for the future of art but more on that another time.”
- The screening series on Tuesdays only seemed to wither. In fact, it morphed into a truly cool game design project that is currently in development, on pre-Occupy (9/17) Arts & Culture shenanigans. More will be revealed.
- Similarly, the SO@H reading group phased down, but is almost certainly destined to reappear, possibly in a faceted array. One of those is currently in actualization mode in Catskill, NY, in the form of Occupy Books, a reading room on Main Street, part Occupy with Art’s Wall Street to Main Street program. Poet and teacher Sam Truitt is the lead artist on that project, which has received support from the Buckminster Fuller Institute (a dimaxion map) and the OWS People’s Library (boxes of books)… Stop by, if you’re in the neighborhood!
- The Spatial Occupation has moved on, and the word is that the next residency is slated to begin soon at the Living Theater!
- Many incredible exchanges happened during the residency, including Ingrid Burrington’s exhibit, the Illuminator “brain trust” gathering, the interview with Ezequiel Adamovsky… We’ll be having another potluck in April to look back (and forward - all at once), while sharing good food and cheer - stay tuned for dates/times!