"To easily create these colorful games on your playground or park surface, we designed our stencils to be large and durable so they can be applied quickly and effortlessly… no measuring or chalking of lines needed! Essentially, we provide the stencils – you provide the paint.
Organize your volunteers as part of a community effort through the PTA/PTO or even scouts or high school students looking to fulfill community service requirements. Additional painting materials such as paint, rollers and brushes can be collected as part of the effort. Some local and chain hardware stores will gladly donate supplies as it promotes their dedication to the community as well. Applying Creative Pavement Stencils to your school or park’s blacktop is a simple activity that can become a great community-building project.
When you receive your stencils from Creative Pavement Stencils, you will receive easy-to-follow instructions with many field-tested tips. All you have to do is remove the stencil from the box, roll out the stencil where you would like the game to be located and begin painting. You can reuse your stencil again and again, storing it for future use.”
"Calling Kettle": A Work For Performance (?)
I have a long standing fascination with whistling and tea kettles are no exception. It’s a familiar slice of my auditory memory. Throughout my elementary and middle school years oatmeal was my breakfast of choice. My early weekday mornings featured a few sound staples: Marches on WRUF’s “OJ in the Morning” Show, the announcement of the school lunches (also on WRUF) and the whistling of the tea kettle as background music to brushing my teeth. In fact, my successful boiling of an egg is now contingent upon a whistling tea kettle- many explosions have been avoided based on this insistent alert. I am curious how a bunch of whistling kettles might sound like together, a piercing chorus. All reflective silver, about 50 of units, placed on a ridiculously long row of electric burners…As I navigate my personal and professional relationships, I am reminded of the long-standing phrase “pot calling the kettle black”. Some of the most worrying aspects of personality that we find in others are actually reflections of our own failings. There are some layers (perhaps of my own devising) that I wish to explore with this notion…
Emergency INDEX is a new annual print publication documenting a wide range of performance events, as described by their creators. The first volume ofEmergency INDEX—documenting performances made in 2011—will be published in paperback by Ugly Duckling Presse in early 2012. The editors of INDEX openly invite creators to submit descriptions of performance works made and performed in the current calendar year.
Recess Activities, Inc. is pleased to announce Analog, our new online residency program. Analogwill provide a sustained, virtual space that will expand upon Recess’s mission to support contemporary artists determining the visibility of their work as well as the parameters of its presentation. This new program will also allow Recess to continue supporting the creative process of contemporary artists while reaching out to online, international audiences.
For the inaugural Analog residency, Kenya (Robinson) will begin work on a 2-year project entitledRemitting Default: a Psycho-Economic Performance of Getting Skoooooled. Set to begin this summer, the project will record the artist’s two-year experience as a black MFA student at Yale University while struggling to maintain her personal finances and secure fiscal support. Kenya will make her private education public, posting a daily record of the available balance in her personal checking account. This information will be published online and fully accessible to the public, turning personal information into a durational performance of the mundane. Restricted to a numerical format, the data will transform over time and will accumulate for as long as her grad school experience does. This “bank” of information will serve as a database that Kenya will analyze and manipulate for use in expanded creative and academic projects at Yale.
The project will terminate on July 1, 2013 in conjunction with the artist’s completion of her MFA program.
“The Soft Machine, William Burroughs’ cut-up sci-fi novel about addiction and vice, urges us to “smash the control images” and “burn the books,” and the title of The Pace Gallery's summer exhibition Soft Machines(through August 26) alludes to the ideas contained in it, though the memorable pieces here are the ones that challenge rather than simply provoke…”
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