is being manifested at:
Kitchen Sink: Step Into My Office
April 5th, 2007 (First Thursday)
520 NW Davis Street, 2nd Floor
Step Into My Office
features 21 collaborative, multi-disciplinary artist groups within a 5,000 square foot office setting
Step Into My Office is a multi-faceted art event designed for a vacant office space. A general call was sent out to creative individuals interested in participating in a collaborative project. Interdisciplinary groups were randomly selected from the respondents and asked to create and propose site-specific installation and performance artworks. Their proposals were reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Sam Gould of Red76, Kelly Rauer of the Portland Art Center, and Cara Tomlinson of Lewis and Clark College. 21 collaborative projects were selected and will be showcased in a one-night event occurring on April 5, 2007. Highlights include an edible gingerbread cubicle, a soft rock dee-jay, an artist sweatshop, and the opportunity to apply with The M.O.S.T. for your very own "fan for a day".
- Food and drinks offered by Half & Half
- Bring an article of clothing for patchwork & silkscreen alterations
- Afterparty at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave, 11 p.m.
520 NW Davis is currently available for lease
Contact Lisa Walker, CPM at 971-563-7256 for more information
From the Crumb
GINGERBREAD CUBICLE: CALL FOR MATERIALS
Step Into My Office
is an art show/event in which groups of artists will produce site-specific
installations/performances for a vacant office space. Each group will be allotted a separate area or room
in which to present their work. All events will occur simultaneously. Viewers will move fluidly throughout
the exhibition during the event. The show will be held (April dates
) at an undisclosed site in Portland, OR.
The Crumb Collective (Katrina Boemig, Sarah Farahat and Al Larsen) will be approaching Step Into My Office by creating an interactive
space for community building. The artists and participants will erect a life size gingerbread cubicle during the event.
In order to create the structure of the cubicle the artists will need to amass at least 400 loaves of gingerbread or other quickbreads. In addition to the breads, the project requires decorative materials such as biscotti, cupcakes, cookies, frosting, candies as well as raw materials i.e. flour, powdered sugar, milk, and eggs. To ensure production of this piece the artists are requesting material donations from local sponsors, friends and family.
We are presently prepared to begin collecting and freezing materials and will do so until the 5th of April. This food is for sculpture and we will accept items that are beyond their expiration dates or are damaged/broken. In return for your donation we are willing to present promotional materials at the event. To donate or for questions and comments please email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (503) 421-1880.
Katrina, Bonnie, Sarah and Al
The Crumb Collective
Who Wants to Know?
COMPANY MAN vs GINGERBREAD MAN
A company man
is an employee whose first loyalty is to the company rather than to fellow workers.
For example, "He'll never join in a strike; he's a company man."
A gingerbread man
is an anthropomorphic (human-like) figure made of gingerbread.
In many fairy tales dating back as far as the 19th century, gingerbread men "ran away" from various
creatures or people who wanted to consume them.
is language that tries to avoid a number of pitfalls that gendered terms put out there for psycholinguistic consumption.
FULL-TIME PERSON, PART-TIME WAGE
When we move onto the sphere of info-labour there is no longer a need to have bought over a person for eight hours a day indefinitely. Capital no longer recruits people, but buys packets of time, separated from their interchangeable and occasional bearers.
De-pers onalised time has become the real agent of the process of valorisation, and de-personalised time has no rights, nor any demands either. It can only be either available or unavailable, but the alternative is purely theoretical because the physical body despite not being a legally recognised person still has to buy his food and pay his rent.
- Franco Berardi, from Info-Labour and Precarisation more >
CONTINGENT LABOR REQUIRES CONTINGENT FURNITURE
The hidden cost of temporary furniture has always been disposal. The edible cubicle shifts
disposal onto the employee. Nibbling away during her shift, the employee leaves the workplace... more >