1. Sleeper Cell Success

    A dreamy evening was had by all who attended the Training Camp for artist Susan Robb’s Sleeper Cell project. As part of CityArts Festival, 22 dreamers spent the night in Art Stable, a new building in South Lake Union designed by Tom Kundig (Olson Kundig Architects). 

    Participants were interviewed about their dreams and asked to collectively dream about mist. Conversation was lively the next morning. The event is an informative stepping stone for Robb in realizing the entirety of her Sleeper Cell project, which deals with—among other things—tactical dreaming, deployed sonic phenomenology, and open source nomadic structures. 

    Open Satellite will be hosting another such sleepover in early 2011. 

     
  2. Meiro Koizumi at Klemm’s in Berlin

    Former artist-in-residents Meiro Koizumi recently opened a show at Klemm’s project room 7d5e in Berlin. Entitled A Trace, Meiro had this to say about his exhibition: 

    I remember one afternoon when I was 9 years old, my father drew me a picture of B-29 Superfortress gracefully flying in the sky. It was drawn from the memories of his childhood during the WWII.

    I asked him to draw the same image with a graphite pencil on the wall of the gallery space. While drawing, I recorded the sound.


    A Trace runs from October 22 - November 6, 2010. It is the second of a four part series of solo exhibitions by Helen Verhoeven, Amalia Pica, and Maria Barnas.
     
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  4. Open Satellite Presents Susan Robb’s Sleeper Training Camp at City Arts Fest

    When: From October 23, 2010 9:00 PM
               Until October 24, 2010 10:00 AM

    Price: $40 per adult for overnight stay

    Space is limited. Buy your tickets soon!

    Susan Robb's Sleeper Cell Training Camp is an overnight, special-ops program with training in, among other things, tactical dreaming, deployed sonic phenomenology, open source nomadic structures, and ironic squatting at the new Tom Kundig-designed (Olson Kundig Architects) Art Stable Building in South Lake Union. Operatives should come prepared with their overnight kit - including sleeping bag and pillow. Snacks, cocktails, and continental breakfast will be supplied. The evening will include a Sound Bath by San Francisco-based field recordist and sound artist Aaron Ximm (Best known for his performance and installations as Quiet American); and syntax, phonology, and “glitchy whompy dub hop for the soul” by DJ Skuzzy of Los Angeles. This is a 21+ event and requires ID at check-in.

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  5. 16:28 4th Oct 2010

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    Recent artists-in-residence, Heather and Ivan Morison, have just completed a new installation, Plaza, at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The structure, which bears many formal similarities to their Open Satellite installation Frost King, encloses the square surrounding the Offsite location of the Vancouver Art Gallery. It exists as both sculpture and architecture, critiquing the environment around it, while, characteristically of the Morisons, suggesting an alternative highly tangible and hopeful future.
Photo via Canadian Art

    Recent artists-in-residence, Heather and Ivan Morison, have just completed a new installation, Plaza, at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The structure, which bears many formal similarities to their Open Satellite installation Frost King, encloses the square surrounding the Offsite location of the Vancouver Art Gallery. It exists as both sculpture and architecture, critiquing the environment around it, while, characteristically of the Morisons, suggesting an alternative highly tangible and hopeful future.

    Photo via Canadian Art

     
  6. The Stranger's Slog recently posted a critical response to artist-in-residence Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe's Open Satellite installation. Read Jen Graves’ thoughts on the piece and be sure to come check out the exhibit, Set-apart from Memory by Time.

    The Stranger's Slog recently posted a critical response to artist-in-residence Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe's Open Satellite installation. Read Jen Graves’ thoughts on the piece and be sure to come check out the exhibit, Set-apart from Memory by Time.

     
  7. 2010 Northwest Editions Artists Announced

    As part of our Open Satellite Editions, we are excited to announce the artists selected to participate in the 2010 Northwest Editions Program. Their works, created for Open Satellite, will be shown at our launch event on November 20th. 

    The artists are:

    Elias Hansen

    Victoria Haven

    Isaac Layman

    Maki Tamura

     
  8. Family Model-Making Workshop on October 16th

    On Saturday, October 16th, from 11AM to 2PM, Open Satellite is hosting a family model-making workshop presented by the Seattle Architecture Foundation. All young architects and their families are welcome. Participants will build several types of models, using a variety of materials and techniques. Through the process, they will learn how architects and designers use models to imagine and develop their buildings.

    This workshop is recommended for 8-12 year old. Young architects must register along with an adult. Model making materials and snacks are provided. The workshop costs $15 per child and $15 per adult. Advanced registration is required.


    Check out images from the last family model-making workshop at Open Satellite this past March.

     
  9. Peeling Layers Yields Brief Openmouthed, “Oh” in Art Slant

    Aaron Flint Jamison’s installation, Peeling Layers Yields Brief Openmouthed, “Oh,”  is currently featured in Art Slant in a critical essay by TARL member and Hedreen Gallery curator Jessica Powers. The essay challenges the traditional role of documentation in contemporary art, discussing the dangers in maintaining the current system of “objective,” slide-show oriented images and written descriptions. PLYBOO's multi-faceted, experiential nature and Flint's response to its documentation (or lack there of) is put forward as both an intentionally implemented problem and solution in regards to this issue.

    Check it out: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate Documentation

     
  10. The gallery is open again, now featuring Set-apart from Memory by Time, the newest installation by Open Satellite Artist-in-Residence Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe. The piece will be up until November 13. Come check it out.

    The gallery is open again, now featuring Set-apart from Memory by Time, the newest installation by Open Satellite Artist-in-Residence Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe. The piece will be up until November 13. Come check it out.