Theme: Southern Homosexual Volume 1, Issue 3
Check out the latest edition of Slag Mag with its theme of Southern Homosexual.
The print edition is delayed because the print company we use has refused to print this edition because of content.
The Old Furnace Artist Residency poster presentation at Imagining America. #ofar #imagA2014
My presentation of OFAR at Imagining America seemed to go well. Folks took a fair amount of match books, all the SLAG Mags, all the paper, and most of handouts of We Are Here, but no one took a single condom!
I’ll be interested to see if I get any applicants based upon this presentation.
Last night’s Feast of Failure project went great at The Garage. I’ve begun to catalogue folks’ failures in a book made at Mildred’s Lane (talk about entanglements). I hope to host a few more of these potlucks in the coming Spring; there is something moving about having an open connection to the ‘outside.’
The Feast of Failure begins soon. Almost done with set-up. Come! Bring friends. Bring a dish & failure to share. (at The Garage)
I will be presenting a poster at the upcoming Imagining America Conference about OFAR. I’ll also be distributing SLAG Mag, OFAR Matches & Stickers, and condoms. Hope to attract more applications, learn more strategies for community engagements, and gather inspiration & dreams.
The Old Furnace Artist Residency officially launched A.F.A.R. (Advancing the Frontiers of Artist Residencies) at Harrisonburg’s Parklet 2014 Exhibition. AFAR is a nomadic micro artist residency focusing on 5-30 minute residencies. It’s complete with a library, sleeping quarters, art station, safer sex supplies, and food! We believe that everyone is an artist.
Check out the link to find out more about AFAR. Hopefully, you will want to bring AFAR to your community.
OFAR will be sponsoring the Feast of Failure at The Garage in Charlottesville, VA. I hope folks can make it out to the dinner! Remember to bring a dish & failure to share.
Thanks to Bailey Steele for designing the poster.
A Collaborative Community Initiative by Southerners On New Ground & Old Furnace Artist Residency
I’m super excited to be launching this new initiative with SONG! Cant wait to get creative with others.
OFAR’s monthly game night returns this Monday. Click the link for more info.
OFAR matches have arrived. I thought it would be nice to have some branded ephemeral objects. I chose to get utilitarian ready mades that have a variety of functions and purposes and connotations. For me, the match’s first connection is to bars: the place of socializing, organizing, music, art, and grit. Then the household: candles, bathrooms, cooking. Then to smoking: artists, healthcare, smell. And finally with protests: fires, barricades, Molotov’s, bonfires. I like that these simple objects span across a variety of jobs, practices, memories, senses, and uses. I hope that message parlays to the work of OFAR and its rigorous yet playful interrogation of the art & life’s cross overs.
to-may-to, to-mo-to, TAMALE… okay, and the Tomato Call for Entries from OFAR (VA) for the 4th Issue of Slag Mag. No entry fee for this art publication opportunity. Entry is digital, but time is…
If you have any tomato related art. Please send it along! Deadline is approaching.
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