October 23, 2013

Britta Johnson - "Streamlined Fadeout"

Streamlined Fadeout is a sculptural animation project that unfolds over several months on the SEAT
animator’s portion of the Capitol Hill Wall Project. A grid of colored hubcap “pixels” are flipped
and photographed in a series of patterns that suggests cars moving slowly in traffic; additional runs
of the pattern are photographed as months pass and the color weathers off, and the cars in the video
appear to fade away.

More information on Britta's work can be found here.

July 31, 2013

Community Supported Vertical Agriculture at the Red Wall

Community Supported Vertical Agriculture is a multi-media installation created by Joanna Lepore in collaboration with the Just Garden Project and Sound Transit. Featuring a living pallet garden, a functional rain-gutter irrigation sculpture, and a rain-dragon mural by artist Tessa Hulls, the piece is a beautiful, interactive, and community engaging addition to the Red Wall. Thanks to step-by-step instructions posted next to the garden and a companion video on the artist's website, visitors to the Red Wall surrounding Capitol Hill’s future light rail station are encouraged to try their hand at urban farming, pallet-garden style!

Join us at the installation of Community Supported Vertical Agriculture on the corner of E John and 10th Ave in Seattle, on Thursday August 8, from 6-8pm

Meet the artist and collaborators, pick herbs or help water the garden, and learn about growing fall veggies with the Just Garden Project. Hope to see you there!

For the Facebook invite and map, click here.

June 9, 2013

Coming soon! SuttonBeresCuller's For the Birds

As summer approaches, new projects are going up on the Red Wall including this latest installation by Seattle's hardest working trio of Geniuses, SuttonBeresCuller. During the month of June, 85 of these handmade bird houses, painted 'green screen' green, will grace the perimeter and high places of the wall. For information on the artists' work - suttonberesculler.com

May 22, 2013

New title cards by Sign Savant, new work by Greg Boudreau

Japhy Witte aka Sign Savant, recently added a few more title cards and Greg Boudreau has installed a new painting to replace the one which was stolen from the wall several months ago.
More info on Greg's wall project can be found here.

May 13, 2013

Joanna Lepore in City Arts magazine

Coming soon to the Red Wall is Joanna Lepore's Vertical Pallet Garden project.
"The vertical pallet garden installation will showcase a beautiful, living, edible vertical garden constructed of waste materials complete with a creative, low cost irrigation solution. The installation will include three large panels detailing at-home construction of a pallet garden. A fourth panel will identify edible plants within the garden to encourage passers-by into a full sensory experience. The aim is to inspire urban Seattleites to recreate pallet gardens at their homes and apartments."

Joanna was recently published in City Arts magazine writing about her growth and development as an urban garden activist in an article entitled, The Education of an Urban Environmentalist.

January 25, 2013

NKO wins City Arts Art Walk Award!

Congrats to NKO for winning the City Arts Art Walk Award for his Red Wall project. He was chosen from a list of 10 finalists during an event on Jan. 24th. NKO received the first place award of $1,250. Kudos to City Arts and sponsors for supporting Seattle artists and Art Walks!

January 11, 2013

City Arts Art Walk Awards

We were pleased to hear that 3 of the artists who completed projects recently on the Red Wall have been noticed by the good folks at City Arts Magazine for their quarterly Art Walk Awards. Congrats to NKO who was chosen as a finalist. Greg Bourdeau and Tory Franklin were included in the People Choices Finalist category, wherein the public can vote them into the final round. Vote here.

January 10, 2013

Greg Bourdeau's painting stolen!

Greg Bourdeau's Arboretum - courtesy of the artist
One of Greg Bourdeau's recently installed paintings was stolen over the holidays. Entitled "Arboretum", the 32" x 92" painting on reclaimed wood was taken sometime between December 19-21st. If you have any information on the whereabouts, please contact the Sound Transit Art Program. Greg will be adding additional works to his installation in the coming months.

January 9, 2013

Otto Bulut - SEAT

Otto Bulut is the latest SEAT, Seattle Experimental Animation Team, artist to utilize the Red Wall for a stop-motion animation film project. As part of SEAT's residency, each artist is allotted 6-months of wall time to develop their project. Some insights into the process from Otto:

"The shoot at the wall was a great experience and was a first for me in a couple of ways.  It was my first time directing a crew on a live shoot and my first time doing pixelation (stop-motion with human models).  My expertise is in 2D puppet animation (shadow puppets and paper doll) and 2D computer animation (Flash, After Effects) and I have rarely had the opportunity to work with a crew.
Otto Bulut
The shoot went surprisingly smoothly.  I came in knowing what I wanted to get on film but not having a technical plan on how to execute it.  Seven members of S.E.A.T. showed up and worked it out with me, quickly coming up with a plan on how to get my vision captured.  I felt like our collective experience really came together to make it a fun learning experience. 

Saskia Delores with SEAT animators, Salise Hughes and Tess Martin
I am also so very grateful to the members of the community that came out to lend a hand.  The five of them were so patient and good-natured during the slow and demanding process of animation.
This experience gave me much inspiration to finish the project which is a music video for Saskia Delores, the rest of which will mostly be stop-motion with painted 2D puppets. As an added benefit, it made me excited to work with teams and live shoots in the future, directions I have long wanted to explore."

Otto with SEAT animators, Stefan Gruber and Britta Johnson, and crew
For more info on Otto Bulut - here and here 
Photos courtesy of the artist.