"Artomatic is a month-long art festival in DC that is free to the general public celebrating its 10th anniversary this year... The event features nine floors of visual and installation art, theater performances, dance and comedy, three music stages, street performances such as fire dancing and drum troupes, and a film screening theater. Workshops and seminars are held all month long and special events such as the Washington Post's Peeps diorama finalists, the Zombie Prom, Box Racing,
body paint shows, and a no-holds-barred Art in Fashion Show. With four stages, four bars and a lounge on each floor, the 10th Anniversary Artomatic is bigger than ever. Over 1,000 visual artists and 600 performing artists are exhibiting this year."
Even if I wasn't showing in Artomatic this year (9th Floor!), I would still recommend everyone go visit it sometime this summer.
May 29 (TODAY)– July 5, 2009
55 M Street, S.E. (at the corner with Half Street)
Washington, DC 20003
(Metro stop: Green Line, Navy Yard, Ballpark exit)
[Notcot/We Jet Set]
"As the impact of the current downturn in the global economy worsens, and more and more storefronts are being abandoned and boarded up, we expect to see more street art urban regeneration projects like 'Post No Bills, Post Pretty ART' in in downtown Edmonton, AB. A group of local artists in Edmonton are encouraging other artists (local or international) to put up their work throughout the Summer. The project is being done without any grants, sponsorship or permission."
"The series of photographs, Public Sculpture Tackle, documents another approach to public art – the design of failure. Artists dressed in makeshift athletic uniforms and padding leap and lunge against a number of different public sculptures in Manhattan. In a contest between individualistic energy and engineered public adornment, we all know who will win."
Scintillation by Xavier Chassaing & a music video for Sansula by Dominik Eulberg, directed by Dirk Rauscher.