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illegalrealm:

Elevate Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY Oct, 17th

      7pm: Gallery 72 :  

Gallery Opening and Musical Performance : Gallery 72 : Installations and live performance by Atlanta based artist, Branden Collins. Digital sculptures and installations by artist, Joanie Lemercier in conjunction with the French Consulate of Atlanta and France Atlanta.

Entertainment by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Quarteto

Migration music by The WolfPack

GPS: 72 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303

      8pm:       Block Party! : Fairlie/Poplar :   

Performances and installations by The WolfPack, Branden Collins, Eyedrum, Mammal Gallery, The Goat Farm, DJ Wally Sparks and (6) special experiences at Goat Farm D_MPSTERs: #trashtag, A Grey Thought, Social Synth, Jarawa, Crystal, Allusion

 7:30pm Chamber Cartel: @Allusion - Never Having Written a Note (see map)

(8:30-10:30) Mary Grace Phillips: @A Gray Thought - Sand Dance ((see map) 

GPS: 79 Poplar St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303: See map for all locations.

Saturday Oct 18th

2pm-6pm: Ford Art Tour : City Hall : 200 Central Avenue

Park and Ride! Enjoy the Elevate public artwork, performance and events with a private shuttle ride in a new 2015 Ford.  Tours begin at 200 Central Avenue, and end at Gallery 72 or at any of the tour stops. Take advantage of the opportunity to Elevate your experience and Go Further with Ford.

2pm: Chamber Cartel performing Songbirdsongs at D_MPSTER: Wishing Well (see map)

2pm: Branden Collins brings you a special experience at D_MPSTER: Jarawa (see map)

3pm: “Social City” Educational Talks: Gallery 72 :  

Elevate presents discussions surrounding social interconnectedness, community development, art, and urban growth. Presentations and conversations led  by Tim Crimmins and Danielle Roney.

GPS: 72 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303

7pm: Manifeste Dance: Forsyth and Poplar: Special dance performance by Manifeste hosted by the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts and France Atlanta.  

Sunday October 19th

4pm : Atlanta Streets Alive Art Bike and Walking Tour : Woodruff Park :  

Navigate all of the breathtaking Elevate public artwork, located at the buildings, alleyways and parks of Downtown Atlanta. Don’t miss the 20’ floral sculpture, Calibrate by artist, Romy Maloon. This artwork was produced with the help of hundreds of Atlantans and organizations, through public social knitting circles. Travel with the greatest bike guides in the city, ABC and ASA.

7pm : French Films by Max Linder in the Park : Woodruff Park :    

Bring a picnic basket and a date (or a friend) for eight short comedic films by Max Linder. Seating will also be provided by the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Elevate artwork will be on view throughout the night, in the park and surrounding streets. Special performance of Inksuit by Chamber Cartel at Allusion.

6:45pm : Mary Grace Phillips: @ A Gray Thought - Sand Dance  (see map)

GPS: Woodruff Park, Downtown Atlanta 

  Monday October 20th  

12pm: Lunch and Performance: Broad Street 

NW Eateries (on Woodruff Park): Intimate, poetic interactions with La Passante, social performance by Makeshift Circus and music by a special guest (that we can’t announce until the day of but trust us, they’re amazing). Plus, talk to someone across downtown through Dustin Chambers’ Portal or make your own musical score with Casey Lynch’s  Headphones. 

1pm: Chamber Cartel @ A Gray Thought - Science is only a Sometimes Friend 

5pm: La Passant poetry: Points Station Marta/Broad Street Plaza: Intimate, poetic interactions with La Passant during the rush hour.

Tuesday October 21st 

6:15pm : Chamber Cartel: Goat Farm D_MPSTER: Wishing Well. Special performance of Postludes.

7pm : Joanie Lemercier : 55 Marietta Street:

Elevate, in collaboration with France Atlanta and The French Consulate of Atlanta, presents Joanie Lemercier’s Tesselated Atlanta, a sculptural light performance.

7pm : ELEVATE EATS,  Gallery 72 (across the street from Tesselated Atlanta):hosted by Central Atlanta Progress, offers free food and cocktails by some of downtown’s finest restaurants. Grab some snacks and a cocktail in between Tesselated and Chamber Cartel - all on the same block.

GPS: 55 Marietta Street, Atlanta Ga 

Wednesday October 22nd

12pm: Joanie Lemercier Artist Talk: Gallery 72:  Lemercier discusses his unique, light-based projection art located in Gallery 72 and 55 Marietta Street. His works combines math with art and immerses the viewer in a journey that conjures space exploration.

6pm: Chamber Cartel : Woodruff Park: Special performance of The Immeasurable Space of Tones at Goat Farm D_MPSTER: Allusion

6:45: Performances @ Social Synth Dumpster:  Adam Babar 25min / Jonkst 25min / Evenings 30min / Breathers 30min / Magicicada 30min / Narrator 25min

7pm: Fun-Size Fringe : 5 Points Marta Amphitheater

Broad Street Plaza: All the indie, edgy, weird, wild live performance you love from the Atlanta Fringe Festival crammed into two amazing hours of Fun-Size Fringe! Fringe favorites Sith Penguin, Thimblerig Circus, and Twinhead Theatre present exciting aerial dance and acrobatics, circus, and comedy acts such as The Darkest Night, all to entice and inspire you.

7:30pm : Mary Grace Phillips: @ A Gray Thought - Sand Dance  

Thursday October 23rd

7:30pm: DANCE TRUCK : Fairlie + Walton:

Dance Truck has commissioned an armful of talented choreographers and dancers, such as local performer, Corian Ellisor to present a night of performances more than worthy of closing out our Elevate week. Choreographers selected are both local and non local. Yes, you will have an opportunity to dance in the Dance Truck!

GPS: 81 Walton Street, Atlanta GA 30303

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

barrydraws:

"Twin Peaks" for a David Lynch show in Atlanta. 

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

Art 21 on PBS returned October 24th with a new season of artist interviews techniques and livelihood. The seventh season will be revolving around the themes of Investigation ,Secrets ,Legacy and Fiction oh my! The first episode will be “Investigation” highlighting artist Leonardo Drew who uses would rubber and metal to make texturized installations and sculptures, Thomas Firstborn uses cardboard foil duct tape plastic and other materials that are universal economic inclusive and doesn’t bear any plus value, and Graciela Iturbide photograph her day-to-day life in her native country.

In lieu of the being investigation, I won’t tell you much.
Laugh at my attempt at a joke.

studioafrica:

WE ARE ALL AFROFUTURISTS: A REMINDER
 by Kareem Reid (westindians)
“Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity – a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience.  
Visually, this usually takes the form of adopting influences from a distant, mythologized African past and ideas of the future (for example, references to outer space or extraterrestrial life) to create something distinctly modern or futuristic. “Afrofuturism” is a way of understanding and creating art that is ultimately about challenging pre-existing modes of perception.
Some great articles / blogs on Afrofuturism:
The Aesthetics of Afro-futurism
afrofuturisticlingo
afrocyberpunk.com
 
 
studioafrica:

WE ARE ALL AFROFUTURISTS: A REMINDER
 by Kareem Reid (westindians)
“Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity – a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience.  
Visually, this usually takes the form of adopting influences from a distant, mythologized African past and ideas of the future (for example, references to outer space or extraterrestrial life) to create something distinctly modern or futuristic. “Afrofuturism” is a way of understanding and creating art that is ultimately about challenging pre-existing modes of perception.
Some great articles / blogs on Afrofuturism:
The Aesthetics of Afro-futurism
afrofuturisticlingo
afrocyberpunk.com
 
 
studioafrica:

WE ARE ALL AFROFUTURISTS: A REMINDER
 by Kareem Reid (westindians)
“Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity – a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience.  
Visually, this usually takes the form of adopting influences from a distant, mythologized African past and ideas of the future (for example, references to outer space or extraterrestrial life) to create something distinctly modern or futuristic. “Afrofuturism” is a way of understanding and creating art that is ultimately about challenging pre-existing modes of perception.
Some great articles / blogs on Afrofuturism:
The Aesthetics of Afro-futurism
afrofuturisticlingo
afrocyberpunk.com
 
 
studioafrica:

WE ARE ALL AFROFUTURISTS: A REMINDER
 by Kareem Reid (westindians)
“Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity – a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience.  
Visually, this usually takes the form of adopting influences from a distant, mythologized African past and ideas of the future (for example, references to outer space or extraterrestrial life) to create something distinctly modern or futuristic. “Afrofuturism” is a way of understanding and creating art that is ultimately about challenging pre-existing modes of perception.
Some great articles / blogs on Afrofuturism:
The Aesthetics of Afro-futurism
afrofuturisticlingo
afrocyberpunk.com
 
 
studioafrica:

WE ARE ALL AFROFUTURISTS: A REMINDER
 by Kareem Reid (westindians)
“Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity – a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience.  
Visually, this usually takes the form of adopting influences from a distant, mythologized African past and ideas of the future (for example, references to outer space or extraterrestrial life) to create something distinctly modern or futuristic. “Afrofuturism” is a way of understanding and creating art that is ultimately about challenging pre-existing modes of perception.
Some great articles / blogs on Afrofuturism:
The Aesthetics of Afro-futurism
afrofuturisticlingo
afrocyberpunk.com
 
 

studioafrica:

WE ARE ALL AFROFUTURISTS: A REMINDER

by Kareem Reid (westindians)

“Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity – a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience.  

Visually, this usually takes the form of adopting influences from a distant, mythologized African past and ideas of the future (for example, references to outer space or extraterrestrial life) to create something distinctly modern or futuristic. “Afrofuturism” is a way of understanding and creating art that is ultimately about challenging pre-existing modes of perception.

Some great articles / blogs on Afrofuturism:

The Aesthetics of Afro-futurism

afrofuturisticlingo

afrocyberpunk.com

 

 

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Elevate Atlanta
October 17-23
-Art installations,music and dance performances, gallery exhibits, and eclectic street art
” our team is social city and with the help of more than 100 artists we are creating an environment right for exploration discovery and conversation you all have a chance to engage with living sculptures, interactive gadgetry ,artist panels portable art,and dance performances and quite a few surprises” #elevateatl #atlanta #atlarts

Last night at Flucks Off
#atlarts

@gloatl preparing for the new installment of “gestures that will soon disappear” at MOCAga
#dance #atlarts #atlanta

Krog Street will host a masquerade in late October and residents of neighborhoods surrounding the iconic tunnel are not happy. For one night, you can dawn your best masks and masquerade attire in the street art gallery that is usually filled with pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. With a party that is this unique you would think that many would be on board but nothing can be farther from the truth in the residents of Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown eyes. They believe this event will bring unnecessary noise, parking problems, and safety hazards.
“Yes there are alternate streets but in the event of an emergency, this is the fastest artery for first responders to access the neighborhood in some cases.” Says Missy Keofod “That seems to be a public safety issue. Where are these 1,999 people going to park? Why were residents within 3 blocks not informed?” Yes you read right. Up to 1,999 people may be in attendance. The tunnel connects the two neighborhood and finding alternate routes could cause a hectic way home and not to mention a sore for the 1,999 people in attendance as well.  
How will that happen? Not really sure but one thing is for certain, Randall Fox did not make a good impression with the people who matter by not giving notice and ignoring unanswered questions but made sure to cover his tracks legally. According to Mayor Kasim Reeds spokeswoman the organization Fox is a part of Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, has fulfilled all the city’s requirements to have the event. And why did Randall fox want to do it?
Because “no one has ever done it before”.
Besides the future masquerade, Krog Street Tunnel has hosted many art shows and pop up shops but nothing has ever happened with this many people at this capacity and for this long. Fox says that the organization will need 28 to 30 hours for the whole event plus cleanup. With growing concerns and unsatisfied residents, President Bryan Brunson of Cabbagetown decided to voice his opinions of “serious inconveniences” and “parking concerns” at the Neighborhood Planning Unit meeting. Fox was in attendance but others who were also there say that he seemed uncomfortable and was unresponsive.
On a positive note, the organization are happy to donate towards efforts to maintain the grounds and paint the Estoria Street entrance. Yay. Fox also said that the response has been mainly positive with many tickets being sold in zip codes that include the neighborhoods. Yet the resentment has grown to having a Facebook page called “The Anti Krog Masquerade”.
“When I first saw the Krog Masquerade event advertised I was excited because it sounded like a cool event, but as I’ve seen how our neighborhood’s legitimate concerns about parking, noise ordinance issues and having the tunnel closed to traffic for 30 hours have been consistently and rudely dismissed by the event promoter Mr. Randall Fox I cannot in good faith support the event.” says Cabbagetown/Reynoldstown resident Alleen Veth.

“Though Krog tunnel is a unique part of Atlanta’s art scene, it is also a functioning public road that is one of the few access points for my small neighborhood. Closing it for almost two days is not just an inconvenience, but a possible safety hazard. If Mr. Fox had worked with the Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown neighborhoods to bring this event about it could have been amazing for everyone involved, but instead all I’ve seen is a man who is looking to take advantage of our neighborhood for personal profit.”

Krog Street will host a masquerade in late October and residents of neighborhoods surrounding the iconic tunnel are not happy. For one night, you can dawn your best masks and masquerade attire in the street art gallery that is usually filled with pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. With a party that is this unique you would think that many would be on board but nothing can be farther from the truth in the residents of Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown eyes. They believe this event will bring unnecessary noise, parking problems, and safety hazards.

“Yes there are alternate streets but in the event of an emergency, this is the fastest artery for first responders to access the neighborhood in some cases.” Says Missy Keofod “That seems to be a public safety issue. Where are these 1,999 people going to park? Why were residents within 3 blocks not informed?” Yes you read right. Up to 1,999 people may be in attendance. The tunnel connects the two neighborhood and finding alternate routes could cause a hectic way home and not to mention a sore for the 1,999 people in attendance as well.  

How will that happen? Not really sure but one thing is for certain, Randall Fox did not make a good impression with the people who matter by not giving notice and ignoring unanswered questions but made sure to cover his tracks legally. According to Mayor Kasim Reeds spokeswoman the organization Fox is a part of Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, has fulfilled all the city’s requirements to have the event. And why did Randall fox want to do it?

Because “no one has ever done it before”.

Besides the future masquerade, Krog Street Tunnel has hosted many art shows and pop up shops but nothing has ever happened with this many people at this capacity and for this long. Fox says that the organization will need 28 to 30 hours for the whole event plus cleanup. With growing concerns and unsatisfied residents, President Bryan Brunson of Cabbagetown decided to voice his opinions of “serious inconveniences” and “parking concerns” at the Neighborhood Planning Unit meeting. Fox was in attendance but others who were also there say that he seemed uncomfortable and was unresponsive.

On a positive note, the organization are happy to donate towards efforts to maintain the grounds and paint the Estoria Street entrance. Yay. Fox also said that the response has been mainly positive with many tickets being sold in zip codes that include the neighborhoods. Yet the resentment has grown to having a Facebook page called “The Anti Krog Masquerade”.

“When I first saw the Krog Masquerade event advertised I was excited because it sounded like a cool event, but as I’ve seen how our neighborhood’s legitimate concerns about parking, noise ordinance issues and having the tunnel closed to traffic for 30 hours have been consistently and rudely dismissed by the event promoter Mr. Randall Fox I cannot in good faith support the event.” says Cabbagetown/Reynoldstown resident Alleen Veth.

“Though Krog tunnel is a unique part of Atlanta’s art scene, it is also a functioning public road that is one of the few access points for my small neighborhood. Closing it for almost two days is not just an inconvenience, but a possible safety hazard. If Mr. Fox had worked with the Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown neighborhoods to bring this event about it could have been amazing for everyone involved, but instead all I’ve seen is a man who is looking to take advantage of our neighborhood for personal profit.”