AHHA 2013 FALL RESIDENCY
October 4 – November 21, 2013
Programs & Events
CARGO SPACE ART BUS TOURS
Friday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5
Cargo Space makes its inaugural trip to Tulsa. Sperandio will host public tours of the Cargo Space art bus. Exhibit officially opens during Brady Arts District First Friday Art Crawl on October 4 from 6-9pm.
CARGO SPACE LECTURE
Saturday, October 5 – 4:00pm
Sperandio will give an artist talk about the construction and concept behind the Cargo Space art bus.
AHHA FILM SERIES
Wednesday, October 9 – Showtime: 7:30pm
Directed by Jon Reiss
This feature-length documentary tells a story of graffiti as street art.
Saturday, October 12 – Sunday, October 13
Mittra will be creating a Box City at AHHA. The public is invited to participate and contribute to the creation of the structure.
LIVE MURAL DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, October 12 – 4:00pm
Anguilu will give a mural painting demonstration as well as a public talk about art and activism.
AHHA FILM SERIES:
Wednesday, October 16 – Showtime: 7:30pm
Tent City USA
Directed by Steven Cantor
This feature-length documentary tells a story of homelessness in Nashville, Tennessee.
Island of Flowers
Directed by Jorge Furtado
This short, experimental film documents poverty in Brazil.
ARTIST TALK: SETH MITTAG
Saturday, October 19 – 4:00pm
Mittag will give a talk about his work. Questions welcome!
ART FROM LIFE
October 19 – October 20
Pruitt will create a scene using live models that the public may use to create their own drawings, photographs, or paintings.
AHHA FILM SERIES
Wednesday, October 23 – Showtime: 7:30pm
Directed by James Spooner
This feature-length documentary explores the lives of a group of African-American punk rockers.
October 25 – Noon
INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC ART
October 25 – October 27
The public is invited to place a passive EEG sensor helmet on their head and view an original animation. While the participant is wearing the helmet, they will also be controlling output that itself becomes art.
Saturday, October 26 -1:00 – 5:00pm
Beradino will conduct this workshop for practicing artists, creating a large-scale game of Pong using LCD screens and sound activated electronic equipment. Free, come-and-go, and open to all ages!
Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa
About The Cargo Space
We at AHHA are thrilled to be the inaugural destination for Grennan & Sperandio’s Cargo Space, the nation’s first and only mobile arts residency! What a rare and winning partnership has been crafted between our cultural communities. Cargo Space 77001>74103 is the maiden voyage for The Cargo Space.
The Cargo Space, the latest venture of international art duo Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio, is a diesel transit bus modified to become a living space that will sleep up to six. The artists’ aim is to play host to cultural works of all stripes, and to directly engage a variety of communities across the southwest and beyond.
Focusing on artists at a core constituency, Grennan & Sperandio have developed The Cargo Space to directly address a need by providing a living and thinking space for like-minded peers, interested in exchange, both artist-to-artist and community-to-community. Artists from all over the world are invited to investigate The Cargo Space, and to participate by living aboard and traveling for the purpose of thinking, lecturing and developing new artworks and exhibitions. The exhibition in Tulsa is the maiden voyage for The Cargo Space and is proof of concept that artists and regional mobility are a previously unanticipated but needed combination.
Read more about The Cargo Space at http://thecargospace.com/
Click on a name to learn more about an artist and their involvement with this project.
About The Exhibition
The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center will host THE CARGO SPACE October 4 – November 21, 2013. The Cargo Space, the world’s first mobile artist residency, will move between Houston, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma, delivering multiple artists from Houston in order to produce a large exhibition at Tulsa’s iconic new visual arts institution, the Hardesty Arts Center. In addition to bringing multiple significant Houston-based artists to Tulsa, Grennan & Sperandio will produce a book that is part documentation and part instruction manual for those who would like to follow suit and produce their own mobile living space.
More about Grennan & Sperandio
Since the late 1980s, new artworks for and with communities have been the core practice of Grennan & Sperandio, placing them among the earliest practitioners of what has been called relational or social practice art. Landmark among their projects are the We Got It! Chocolate Bar for Culture in Action (1993), The Invisible City for the Public Art Fund (1999) and the documentary television series ARTSTAR (2006, 2008), that aired in more than 35 countries around the world. Christopher Sperandio is an Assistant Professor of Art at Rice University.
Read more about Grennan & Sperandio at: http://www.kartoonkings.com/