October 18, 2010

Mayor McGinn Does Art

Mayor Mike McGinn spent Saturday taking a tour of the Broadway business district, which included a stop by The Wall.

Dr. Ingrid Ink from the Vis-a-vis Society was on hand conducting research, and was able to get the Mayor to add his input for a report on convenyence means and methods of Hillites and Hill visitors.

photo by Barbara Luecke

Two nights before, Drs. Ink and Owning kicked off their research project during Arts Blitz. Undetered by drizzly weather, the pair sported some fetching rain bonnets.

Miss getting your responses on the wall? Keep an eye here for dates and times when the good Doctors will be out conducting more survey work, or visit their web site at www.myspace.com/visavissociety.

October 15, 2010

From Gabriel Campanario aka The Seattle Sketcher

Gabriel Campanario
The Seattle Times artist, Gabriel Campanario, sketches a section of the Wall.
The original article can be found here.

October 8, 2010

SEAT presents Clyde Petersen, first artist of the WALLRUS project

SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) presents the first project of the 4-year WALLRUS series.

SEAT is "a loose coalition of animator/filmmakers based in Seattle whose mission is to be a nurturing force for the creation and dissemination of experimental animation."

The WALLRUS project, supported by NW Film Forum and Art Work Fine Art Services, is a "slow moving, ungainly giant movie, an eight part collaborative mural/animation created over four years" on a section of the Wall next to Cal Anderson Park. "The wall will become an animated mural, with a new animator arriving every six months to transform the wall entirely, culminating in evening screenings of ‘wall’ animation and selected films curated by the artist of the season."

This collaborative project involves seven animators and one school group:
Clyde Petersen
Webster Crowell
Britta Johnson
Sarah Jane Lapp
Tess Martin
Amanda Moore
Coyote Central

Initial artist Clyde Petersen began his animation during September's Blitz! He is working on animating a music video for Not Like Any Other Feeling, by the Portland-based band The Thermals. The project celebrates the wonders of travel in outer space.

Clyde Petersen runs the Seattle-based production company Do It For the Girls Productions. He divides time between producing live action and animated music videos, touring with and managing local bands, and teaching youth film making camps. His most recent feature  film, The Unspeakable, premiered in July 2010.

More information on Clyde's project is here.
More information on SEAT is here.

October 5, 2010

Vis-a-Vis Society presents "How We Came To Be Here"

"It's finally happening! As you make your rounds during the OCTOBER Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk (Thursday, Oct 14th) be sure to stop by the Vis-à-Vis Society's new ongoing graph and installation as part of the STart Capitol Hill Wall Project. From 5:30-7:30 PM, Drs. Ink and Owning will be surveying passersby and creating LIVE GRAPHS for their project "HOW WE CAME TO BE HERE." Add your light to the constellation of data, and watch as the live bar graphs grow up to 18 feet! At 7:30 PM, the Vis-à-Vis Society will then sing and dance the evening's findings. FREE & ALL AGES! (The Vis-à-Vis Society installation graphs are on the big red wall in Cal Anderson Park by the mountain-fountain, just North of "Boom.") For more information visit: http://www.myspace.com/visavissociety "
-  Vis-à-Vis Society

photo by dk pan