Wednesday, February 29, 2012
An Occupy Wall Street Art Event
Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And in case you have been stuck in the stone age or hiding out underneath one of those rocks, you may have heard by now that on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 166. And as far as I blagher know, Occupy Wall Street and that global revolution of a movement Occupy Together are still moving fast. And so somehow I came across this LOW LIVES: OCCUPY! Facebook event throughout my internet travels on this day. And this Occupy With Art event seems to be one of many, seemingly a bazillion and beyond occupy events that are happening each day in that occupy wall street worldwide movement. And that Facebook event invite reads something like:
LOW LIVES: OCCUPY!
Event Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Event Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm (EST)
Stop by any time between 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics , New York University - 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor (and online)
Low Lives has partnered with Occupy with Art and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics to present “Low Lives: Occupy! a unique one-night-only program of live performance art, happenings, and public actions, simulcast to presenting host venues around the world. Low Lives: Occupy! partner Mark Read of the 99% Bat Signal / The Illuminator, will contribute a special projection and performance in conjunction with Low Lives: Occupy! in New York City.....
and there is also a
Call to Create! Public Art in City Streets, May 1 that OWS May Day Arts plans to have. And that Facebook event invite reads something like:
Call to Create! Public Art in City Streets, May 1
Tuesday, May 1, 2012. 9am until 11pm.
Participate in massive, simultaneous public displays of art all over New York City and around the world on May 1, 2012.
On May 1st, Occupy Wall Street and our partners in the May 1st coalition and labor unions will bring tens of thousands of people into the streets to participate in a celebration of a better world. Performances and displays of public art will create a living, moving exhibition that will converge in three places at three different times during the day.
Create the world you want to see. On May 1st, we want to put the beautiful potential of that world on display, to encourage and excite others to work towards a new future.
Submit your idea, and we will help you make it happen. Or, if you don't need our help, please, go ahead, just do it.
We want to make this process as reciprocal as possible. If you have an art project ready to go, whether it is two-dimensional art, a performance or musical piece waiting for a public venue or audience, we would love to help you début it in the streets on May 1st. If you need supplies, space, special skills, printing, or volunteers for your project, we will work to help you find those resources. Please be specific when asking for help and resources. What do you need? How much? When?
You. We need you.
Right now: Spread the word, in every way you can. Help us open minds to new possibilities. Forward this call to create.
For May 1st: Dream something big and bring it to the world. We will help.
On May 1st: Show up. Celebrate with us.
Occupy Art Worldwide.