Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

The Writings on the Wall

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Text-Based Interactive Art, Music, Poetry


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WHAT IS IT??

Home-made Magnetic Poetry vs. Freestyling vs. Improvisation
vs. Live Painting vs. Open Mic

We’re having a happening Happening of sorts, because we believe that YOU, our art-loving public, have something to say, so we’re taking a chance to experiment and providing the tools to make something unique and wonderful! We require YOUR HELP to make the art this month! Bring your FAVORITE WORDS to include in a gigantic text-based experiment in collaborative writing, music and art making.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Come prepared with your thesaurus in tow, ready with ideas and images to share and work into a grand text masterpiece of our collective creation….

  • We will provide hundreds of blank 3×5 index cards, push pins and markers, along with 40 feet of empty wall and pre-made pronouns, prepositions and nouns– just basics, basically.
  • YOU and your friends bring ideas along with your favorite adjectives, nouns, verbs. Feel free to bring poems of your own to translate onto the wall, but know that your words will hopefully be cannibalized into other peoples sentences, just like on the fridge.

    (you can pre-make 3×5 cards with word on them if you’d like to get extra fancy!)

  • Over the course of the night, the wall will change and evolve as musicians, artists, DJ’s, MC’s and poets integrate your words and ideas into their flow alongside, as well as performing their own original material.
  • In between music acts, we will have OPEN MIC opportunities for YOU to share poems, stories and snippets that you have created during the night using the words on the wall.

Big thanks to the following artists and musicians who made the opening SO AWESOME!!


FOR THEIR AWESOME LIVE PAINTING SKILLZ
CHRIS HABERMAN

JENNIFER MERCEDE


FOR THEIR LIVE MUSIC, IMPROVISATION & FREE-STYLING
CHILDISH

REED WALLSMITH & TIM DuROCHE

THE WORD ASSOCIATION
Featuring Variant & Pecos B.

NORTH VOID COLLECTIVE & START FIRES
Featuring Joe Cyrus, Wellis Fool, Daltonic, DMLH, DJ Shermstixx

AND to DJ Asher Loverdi for sharing some choice cuts from his collection of Northern Soul 45’s


Selected Pieces

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Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
How the magic happens
How the magic happens
The wall of words
The wall of words
A little bit of class
A little bit of class
Making your own
Making your own "magnetic" poetry
Creation
Creation
The wall of words
The wall of words
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
Poetry in the making
Poetry in the making
Circumstance & Dilemma
Circumstance & Dilemma
Words of wisdom
Words of wisdom