The Urbano Project and Artists in Context lend a hand to Mel Chin’s collaborative art piece, Fundred, this weekend, as the project celebrates its Boston kick-off. Fundred is an advocacy strategy to garner $300m in federal funding for lead decontamination efforts in New Orleans. Participants draw interpretations of U.S. $100 bills, and after 3,000,000 have [...]
Somerville’s speculative history/community art project by artist Tim Devin (previously seen on Groundswell here) has launched, offering a rich vision of the next 90 years, from fleets of mobile libraries to population influx due to the flooded streets of neighboring Boston. Grab a free PDF of the book, or browse the full timeline here.
We’re frequently involved in conversations about what comprises an intervention, and what makes interventions effective. The Urban Wilderness Action Center (UWAC) is expanding that line of inquiry further, asking: “What is it in which we’re intervening?” UWAC is an Eyebeam family project, initiated by alum Jon Cohrs and in collaboration with Eyebeam Student Residents and [...]
Tomorrow night, sprout will offer a number of presentations and performances themed around money. Join us for a Food Not Bombs dinner at 7:30PM, performances begin at 8. The address is 339R Summer St., Somerville MA. We’ll have copies of Art/Work available, and a description of the performances follows: sprout Local musicians Jon Hersh and [...]
Bilal’s tattoo design, courtesy of information aesthetics. Wafaa Bilal (author of Shoot an Iraqi) is known for putting his body on the line. For his Domestic Tension, he lived under constant threat of a paintball gun, his Virtual Jihadi cast himself as a suicide bomber avatar. Now, back in the flesh, Bilal will soon take [...]