Programs 2009

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November 24, 2009
Opening celebration of Audible Dwelling by Learning Site.
Location: parking lot on CCAD campus at corner of N. Washington and E. Long Streets Map
Time: 4:30 p.m.


November 14, 2009
Organized by Sarah Weinstock and Anthony Peluso, today is the second in a two-part series of marathon screenings of 26 episodes of the Japanese anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, or NGE, (October 1995–March 1996) directed by Hideaki Anno as well as the film The End of Evangelion (1997).

This screening includes the remainder of the episodes and the film The End Evangelion.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 3:00 p.m. (approx. 6 hours screening)


November 7, 2009
Organized by Sarah Weinstock and Anthony Peluso, today is the first in a two-part series of marathon screenings of 26 episodes of the Japanese anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, or NGE, (October 1995–March 1996) directed by Hideaki Anno as well as the film The End of Evangelion (1997).

Visually, conceptually and psychologically dense, Hideaki Anno’s work addresses a cadre of existentialist themes related to religion, identity, nationalism and independence.

On November 14, part II of this series will screen the remainder of the episodes and the feature film The End of Evangelion.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 3:00 p.m. (approx. 6 hours screening)


November 1, 2009
playing practice
Organized by Sönke Hallmann, Magda Tyzlik-Carver and Paul Gangloff, playing practice is part of the ongoing collaborative practice-led research project Virtual Networks Social Fabrics. In irregular intervals the Department of Reading invites its participating readers to discuss and comment through a chat on Skype given texts, which are displayed on a Wikipage. As a continuation of the series playing practice the session on November 1 departs from seven textual fragments, assembled on the Wiki of the Department of Reading in numbered sections. By means of simple commands placed in the chat on Skype, they can be quoted, edited, moved, exchanged, reworked, replaced and rewritten. This session invites a discussion on playing that like the tangram allows for different figures to appear through entering into new combinations.

Location: via Skype at Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 12:00—4:00 p.m.


October 28, 2009
Claire Fontaine: Paris-based collective Claire Fontaine gives a public talk on subjects related to the Women’s Movement of 1977 in Italy, Autonomia, the war economy, and libidinal economy. The discussion will also address a new neon work entitled WARM WAR outside, situated in a public space of the city.

Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 6:00 p.m.


October 24, 2009
Filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel visits Columbus!
Join us for Sunset Scavenger, a dual screening of a documentary essay on “low-down survival strategies in a world of ecologic and economic collapse.” It includes an outdoor video projection on sails atop a van and a one night installation of photographs. In case of rain, screening will take place inside the gallery.

Location: CCAD Campus, on the quad at 60 Cleveland Ave. at E. Gay St.
Time: 7:00 p.m.


October 23, 2009
Ryan Griffis of The Temporary Travel Office visits Columbus to screen the short film Parking Public: A Tour in the Storage of Utopia and discuss Parking Public, an initiative that documents histories of public parking and with regard to specific contexts and developments of surface parking in the United States. The Temporary Travel Office has conducted tours of parking in Brooklyn, Champaign, IL, Hollywood, CA, and downtown Los Angeles. Ryan’s visit is in conjunction with Learning Site’s residency because their Audible Dwelling is located in and responds in part to parking lots in Columbus.

Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 6:00 p.m.


October 21, 2009
VITALforms: Line of Flight: A Conversation on Love
Join us, as we follow with the collective VITALforms comprised of Cassandra Troyan and Nicole Langille to an undisclosed field on the outskirts of the city. Come experience their performance as they drift away in a hot-air, speaking to viewers below as they race to follow VITALforms impeded naturally by geographical barriers.
Location: Meet at the quad on CCAD’s campus, corner of Cleveland Ave. and E. Gay St.
Time: 6:30 a.m.


October 19, 2009
Claire Fontaine
In anticipation of Claire Fontaine’s public discussion related to the Women’s Movement of 1977 in Italy, Autonomia, and Libidinal Economy by Jean-François Lyotard. This weekly reading group will talk about Lyotard’s work and lots more.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.


October 17, 2009
REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT
Today! The Readymade Revolution occurs. Organized by Henrik Mayer and Martin Keil of RG, this peaceful demonstration originates at CCAD campus and concludes on the State House lawn. Join us in this procession that considers the demonstration in East Germany in 1989 as a revolutionary technique today.
Location: meet at the Quad at Columbus College of Art & Design, corner of Cleveland Ave. and E. Gay St.
Time: 2:00 p.m.


October 16, 2009
Ben Kinsley
READING—PRESENTATION—PERFORMANCE
Tonight visiting artist Ben Kinsley READS from “A Year with Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno’s Diary,” a text about play, improvisation and collaboration. Ben also PRESENTS and discusses some of his past projects. Then he PERFORMS a work inspired by recent life in Iceland. This performance will include a distribution of song books, a banjo recital, and a sing-along.

We are pretty darn excited Ben will contribute to actions at the Office of Collective and invite everyone to join us tonight.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 6:30 p.m.


October 13, 2009
REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT
In preparation for The Readymade Revolution on Saturday, October 17, Henrik Mayer and Martin Keil of RG hold a workshop tonight that includes making banners and flags of the East German revolution of 1989. This evening’s informal public discussion and workshop considers the demonstration model as a revolutionary technique in relation to contemporary capitalist economies.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 5:30 p.m.


October 12, 2009
Claire Fontaine
In anticipation of Claire Fontaine’s public discussion related to the Women’s Movement of 1977 in Italy, Autonomia, and Libidinal Economy by Jean-François Lyotard. This weekly reading group will talk about Lyotard’s work and lots more.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.


October 6, 2009
Red76: Dedication of Anywhere/Anyplace Academy (A/AA)
Join us for this lunchtime dedication and recognition of all the collaboration and hard work on A/AA.
Location: A/AA parking lot site on CCAD campus
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.


October 6, 2009
Red76: Open House and final day of residence
Join us for music and drinks at the Office of Collective Play on this final evening of Red76’s residence. Come check out the sites of Pop-Up Book Academy, TMF Co., and YouTube School for Social Politics and learn how to continue the work.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.


October 5, 2009
Claire Fontaine
In anticipation of Claire Fontaine’s public discussion related to the Women’s Movement of 1977 in Italy, Autonomia, and Libidinal Economy by Jean-François Lyotard. This weekly reading group will talk about Lyotard’s work and lots more.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 5:30—7:00 p.m.


October 5, 2009
Red76: Pop-Up Book Academy
Dylan Gauthier discusses cooperative boat building.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


October 4, 2009
Red76: TMF Co. Skill Share Afternoon
In this first of two TMF Co. sessions Dylan Gauthier of Brooklyn, New York boat fanatics Free Seas leads a cooperative boat building project out of surplus materials alongside A/AA to be followed by TMF Co. part two on Monday night.
Location: A/AA site in parking lot on CCAD campus
Time: 12:00 p.m.


October 2, 2009
Red76: YouTube School for Social Politics
Focusing on the 1981 Provos (Irish Hunger Stikes) Ola Stahl’s YouTube School for Social Politics essay utilizes simultaneous direct narratives of both IRA and Loyalist prisoners to detail the Irish prison system under British rule in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s.

Mining YouTube for source material YouTube School for Social Politics utilizes videos to assemble discussion regarding sociopolitical topics.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 30, 2009
Red76: Pop-Up Book Academy
Second of artist and editor Ola Stahl’s two P.B.A. sessions which work their way through the journal entries of his Great Uncle; a journeyman laborer who moved to the United States and stayed for well over a quarter-century prior to World War II. The texts intimately document the personal history of an itinerant worker at the beginning of the twentieth century and the personal and collective hardships of the time.

Pop-Up Book Academy is a school that materializes behind the mask of a temporary used bookstore, utilizing the printed form as a means of investigating social politics and its histories past and present.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 28, 2009
Claire Fontaine
In anticipation of Claire Fontaine’s public discussion related to the Women’s Movement of 1977 in Italy, Autonomia, and Libidinal Economy by Jean-François Lyotard. This weekly reading group will talk about Lyotard’s work and lots more.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.


September 28, 2009
Red76: Pop-Up Book Academy
First of artist and editor Ola Stahl’s two P.B.A. sessions which work their way through the journal entries of his Great Uncle; a journeyman laborer who moved to the United States and stayed for well over a quarter-century prior to World War II. The texts intimately document the personal history of an itinerant worker at the beginning of the twentieth century and the personal and collective hardships of the time.

Pop-Up Book Academy is a school that materializes behind the mask of a temporary used bookstore, utilizing the printed form as a means of investigating social politics and its histories past and present.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 27, 2009
Red76: TMF Co. Skill Share Night
Teach-a-Man-to-Fish Company Skill Sharing sessions wherein members of Red76 and the community will share a skill of their own so that others can then go and make with their new knowledge.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 25, 2009
Red76: YouTube School for Social Politics
Tonight is a double feature!

First, Robby Herbst of the L.A. based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest presents his essay “Mediation, Self-Marginalization and Post-politics in Protest Media,” a look at the movement away from protest in the public sphere and into a strangely hermetic form of communication and resistance.

Second, Red 76’s Gabriel Saloman presents his essay on “Mystery Ecology.” It is both an examination of an oft ignored, or downplayed, component of the global environmental movement which seeks to preserve natural space due to its “sacred value,” as well as an inquiry into the imaginal and spiritual loss that is endured by the destruction and invasion of wilderness.

Mining YouTube for source material YouTube School for Social Politics utilizes videos to assemble discussion regarding sociopolitical topics.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 23, 2009
Red76: Pop-Up Book Academy
Mary Jo Bole presents bookworks focusing on her ongoing relationship with the Dutch publisher and arts center Extrapool and Knust in Nijmegen. She discusses the nature of her work, how it relates to the unique method of printing offered at Knust, and the experience of international production and collaboration.

Pop-Up Book Academy is a school that materializes behind the mask of a temporary used bookstore, utilizing the printed form as a means of investigating social politics and its histories past and present.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 22, 2009
Andrew Culp and Gabriel Saloman host G20 and Resistance Teach-in
Students and all interested parties are invited to discuss issues surrounding the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh September 24-25. This teach-in intends to initiate a network and dialogue among the arts, student, and activist communities in Columbus about creative forms of solidarity that could potentially take place here. It also intends to generate discussion with participants who aren’t going to go to Pittsburgh about topics to be addressed at the G20 Summit.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 2:00 p.m.


September 21, 2009
Claire Fontaine
In anticipation of Claire Fontaine’s public discussion related to the Women’s Movement of 1977 in Italy, Autonomia, and Libidinal Economy by Jean-François Lyotard. This weekly reading group will talk about Lyotard’s work and lots more.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 5:30—7:00 p.m.


September 21, 2009
Red76: Pop-Up Book Academy
Gabriel Saloman discusses his 2003 essay “1999: A Year of Virtual Reality, Mind Control and the Rise of Male Paranoia.” Saloman talks about his use of Google as a means of developing the essay, exploring issues of historical truth and epistemology, as well as challenge of using emerging technologies for documenting and researching our cultural heritage.

Pop-Up Book Academy is a school that materializes behind the mask of a temporary used bookstore, utilizing the printed form as a means of investigating social politics and its histories past and present.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 20, 2009
Red76: TMF Co. Skill Share Night
Kevin VanScoder hosts TMF Co. He demonstrates basic quilting techniques and leads a discussion about various uses for sewing projects–blankets, beer-cozies, messenger bag padding and more! The discussion also addresses the increasing number of male quilters today. Bring your own quilting and sewing projects to share!

Teach-a-Man-to-Fish Company Skill Share sessions wherein members of Red76 and the community share a skill of their own so others can go and produce with their newly acquired knowledge.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 18, 2009
Red76: YouTube School for Social Politics
A Hooters Universe: An Essay by Dan S. Wang
For his YouTube School for Social Politics essay, Dan S. Wang sifts through countless videos to create a multifaceted sociological in portrait for the “restaurant” chain Hooters. Looking at kids birthday parties, image obsession, legal issues, and more Wang delves deep into one of America’s most popular, and most absurd “family dining establishments.”

Mining YouTube for source material YouTube School for Social Politics utilizes videos to assemble discussion regarding sociopolitical topics.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 16, 2009
Red76: Pop-Up Book Academy
Home, Washington, one of the earliest anarchist, free love communities of the Pacific Northwest (est. 1886) was also a thriving radical publishing hub in its time. Red76 members Sam Gould and Gabriel Mindel Saloman will lay out a brief history of Home, Washington and discuss some of the publications which came out of the small wooded Pacific NW colony.

Pop-Up Book Academy is a school that materializes behind the mask of a temporary used bookstore, utilizing the printed form as a means of investigating social politics and its histories past and present.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 14, 2009
Claire Fontaine
In anticipation of Claire Fontaine’s public discussion related to the Women’s Movement of 1977 in Italy, Autonomia, and Libidinal Economy by Jean-François Lyotard. This weekly reading group will talk about Lyotard’s work and lots more.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 5:30—7:00 p.m.


September 14, 2009
Red76: Pop-Up Book Academy
Mike Wolf leads a session of Pop-Up Book Academy discussing his research and travels throughout the mid-west and the notions of the Mid-West Radical Cultural Corridor (MRCC).

Pop-Up Book Academy is a school that materializes behind the mask of a temporary used bookstore, utilizing the printed form as a means of investigating social politics and its histories past and present.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 13, 2009
Red76: TMF Co. Skill Share Night
Teach-a-Man-to-Fish Company Skill Share sessions wherein members of Red76 and the community share a skill of their own so others can go and produce with their newly acquired knowledge. Gabriel Mindel Saloman leads this session of TMF Co. Sunday Skill Share night discussing his use of found tapes in his music.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 11, 2009
Red76: YouTube School for Social Politics
Mining YouTube for source material YouTube School for Social Politics utilizes videos to assemble discussion regarding sociopolitical topics. Mike Wolf screens video essay.
Location: Office of Collective Play, 155 N. 5th St. Map
Time: 7:00 p.m.


September 10, 2009
Red76: Surplus Seminar Opening Kickoff Event
Red76 will spend a month in Columbus discussing and activating situations that engage notions of learning and educational frameworks as a means for active living and critical perception. To jump-start these ideas ex-Yellow Swan and Red76 cohort Gabriel Mindel Saloman helps kick it off with Sade/Sade, his new solo project. Utilizing found cassette tapes, Sade/Sade will deliver noise, transcendence, and more noise. Books from the Pop-Up Book Academy book store and TMF Co. products will all be available, plus barbecue, drinks, etc.
Location: Red76’s A/AA site at CCAD parking lot and Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave. at E. Gay St.
Time: 7:00 p.m.


June 16, 2009
A Conversation with Learning Site
Learning Site has formed collaborations and made projects in New Delhi, Copenhagen, Singapore, Chicago, Moriya, and Monterrey, among other sites. They will produce a work in the urban context of Columbus as part of the fall exhibition Descent to Revolution.

Learning Site is now in Columbus to research for what will be made this fall. They will talk about the progress of their research and the possibilities.
Location: 13 East Tulane Road, Columbus, Ohio
Time: 8:00 p.m.


April 25, 2009
To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong?
Celebrate Earth Day weekend with us! We’ll be sowing seeds and planting seedlings.
Location: 926-8 E. Gay St., Columbus, Ohio Map
Time: 10:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m.


April 11, 2009
To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong?
Join us to do some dirt work and prepare beds for planting.
Location: 926-8 E. Gay St., Columbus, Ohio Map
Time: 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.


March 18, 2009
Film screening: Mon Oncle (1958), 117 minutes
Director: Jacques Tati
Mon Oncle centers on the dimwitted yet lovable character of Monsieur Hulot (played by the director) and his quixotic struggle with postwar France’s infatuation with modern architecture, mechanical efficiency and American-style consumerism.

Produced for the exhibition Of Other Spaces, the installation PLAYTIME by Christian Tomaszewski gathers the filmic sounds and spaces of Tati’s Mon Oncle and Play Time into a single physical site. It is an inquiry of representation and an observation on the widespread impact cinema make on routine perceptions.
Location: Canzani Center Auditorium, CCAD campus
Time: 7:00 p.m.


March 11, 2009
As part of the exhibition Of Other Spaces, Bureau for Open Culture and Wexner Center for the Arts present She Might Belong to You(2007) by Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, Metropolis, Report from China (2006) by Maya Schweizer and Clemens von Wedemeyer, and Will there be a sea battle tomorrow? (2008) by Laurent Montaron.
Location: film/video theater at Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


March 5, 2009
Artists conversation: Mary Jo Bole, Laura Lisbon and Suzanne Silver
An informal talk in the gallery about work in the exhibition Of Other Spaces.
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, CCAD campus
Time: 6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.


February 25, 2009
Opening reception for Of Other Spaces and The New Normal.
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, CCAD campus
Time: 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.