Documenting: NEPO 3
I won't use many words this time. I will let the pictures speak. It was a great event - thanks to all that participated and made it so!
This is the closest that I've been to the place of universal creation. Photo by Dan Bennett
Listen to the Flying in Dreams audio:
Our bedroom (and our bed) was moved to the entry room for this great calming experience.
see part 2 and 3 below
live from Taipei by Janel Twoggod
visit her blog at http://hechochina.blogspot.com/
I will be adding images and video as I get them - so check back soon.
See you next time!
Documenting NEPO 3: new videos and balloon photo
Accompanied by Barb Antonio on cello and Noah Dassel on piano.
Video by Rumi Koshino
During this amazing momentous performance an installation created by Rumi Koshino--titled "Full of Air"
and consisting of walls build from paper cinder blocks--came down, was thrown around and finally crushed,
becoming "Rubble Full of Air".
Video by Rumi Koshino
About creating NEPO 3:
As you may know by now, the original idea for the show was to explore three elements of air, water, fire. In order to stick with number 3 we decided to leave the Earth behind.
Well, interestingly enough! - the show did not turn out as cosmic and out there as I originally thought. Somewhere throughout the process of organizing and creating work for NEPO 3 I noticed that the more we try to leave the Earth behind the more it comes back - in our conversations, in the various works and ideas. It seemed like a paradox, but I realized that in the end the overall focus of this show is the Earth.
This revelation ceases to be so paradoxical and strange when you consider the difficult (if not impossible) task of exploring elements of air, water, fire without our Earthly environment. For me this is the most interesting thing I have learned from working on this show - that sometimes by leaving something behind we actually find it.
TODAY: SATURDAY - June 5, 6 - 12 pm
NEPO 3: Air, Water, Fire (We Will Leave the Earth Behind)
NEPO 3 performance and project schedule:
|6:00 pm||doors OPEN (NEPO) 3||6:00 pm on||works that run and/or are visible throughout the whole evening:
Flying in Dreams by Lara Davis, Lauren Atkinson and David Lasky
Drone Chamber by Emily Pothast and David Golightly
Hecho en China by Janel Twogood
Culmulus by Lauren Klenow
Wood River by Christopher Mc Elroy
Full of Air and Wave by Rumi Koshino
Trash-Walk and Current Loop: A Woman Risen from the Sea by Klara Glosova
Sea Wall by Mark Callen
Puddle by Julia Haack
Eruption drawings by Aaliyah Gupta
Dress as a fallen rain cloud by Serrah Rusell
Match and Stick drawings by Timothy Cross
Sunset by Gitane Versakos
The Missing Element by Stefan Knorr
|8:30 pm||I want you to want me: experiments in synergy by Jason Hirata and Matt Hilger (hint: this project involves a cell phone launch to outer space - don't miss it!)||9:00 pm||Cloud Talk - Skype performance by SP Weather Station (Natalie Campbell and Heidi Nielson)||9:30 pm||Multi-projector star performance by Eric Ostrowski||10:00 pm||Musical guest Whiting Tennis||11:00 pm||Fire juggling by Matt Baker, Sebastian Shaw||12:00 pm||Lights out (NEPO over)|
NEPO house: 1723 S Lander Street, Seattle, WA 98144
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NEPO 3: Air, Water, Fire (we will leave the Earth behind)
>>> June 5, 2010
So here is prety much a full scoop:
NEPO 3, SATURDAY JUNE 5, 2010, 6 - 12 pm
1723 S Lander Street, Seattle, WA 98144
(This is a one-night-only event. See performance schedule below.)
List of participating artists:
Lauren Atkinson, Lara Davis, David Lasky, Aaliyah Gupta, Lauren Klenow, Julia Haack, Mark Callen, Stefan Knorr, Serrah Russell, Gitane Versakos, Jason Hirata, Matt Hilger, Timothy Cross, Rumi Koshino, Klara Glosova, Emily Pothast, David Golightly, SP Weather Station (Natalie Campbell and Heidi Nielson), Eric Ostrowski, Janel Twogood, Matt Baker, Sebastian Shaw, Christopher McElroy, Whiting Tennis.
This time around we are featuring several exciting collaborative projects:
Flying in Dreams - audio/visual project by Lara Davis, Lauren Atkinson and David Lasky
Drone Chamber - by Emily Pothast and David Golightly
Cloud Talk - Skype performance by SP Weather Station artists Natalie Campbell and Heidi Nielson
Something exciting (I am sure) - by Jason Hirata and Matt Hilger
Trash-Walk - by Rumi Koshino and (yours trully) Klara Glosova
On the solo ethereal wavelength we have projection installation by Lauren Klenow, installation by Stefan Knorr, and multi-projector performance by Eric Ostrowski. Falling into a (relatively speaking) more solid category are visual works by Mark Callen, Gitane Versakos, Aaliyah Gupta, Serrah Russell, Julia Haack and Timothy Cross.
Brand new addition to the show is Hecho en China (by Janel Twogood as our live visual interactive correspondent in China) - prepare to navigate through a remote-control tour of another reality.
We are also very pleased to announce special musical guest Whiting Tennis.
As a night cap (yes! - two times, please) a fire juggling performance by Matt Baker and Sebastian Shaw.
NEPO 3 performance schedule
6:00 pm ___ doors OPEN (NEPO) 3
9:00 pm ___ Cloud Talk - Skype performance by SP Weather Station (Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson)
9:30 pm ___ Multi-projector performance by Eric Ostrowski
10:00 pm ___ Musical guest Whiting Tennis
11:00 pm ___ Fire Juggling
12:00 pm ___ Lights out (NEPO over)
(performances, projections and projects that don't have specified time run continuously throughout the evening)
That's it. See you at NEPO 3!
As always, warm greetings from NEPO team,Klara (high-maintenance) and Scott (maintenance)
Update on Painting NEPO letters:
After receiving some house painting advice from a professional, I decided to paint the letters on another sunny day (TBD) with some help from neighborhood folks. Hopefully it will be done before the party.
So, NO need to bring ladders and brushes to the party - Thank you!
May 3, 2010: more info about NEPO 3: Air, Water, Fire
(we will leave the Earth behind on this one)
About number 3: it is shaping up as a lot of audio/visual work and projections inside and outside of the house. Included will be work about waves, clouds, stars, garbage and the things we leave behind, sunsets, various weather phenomena, flying in dreams and more.
(As to why only three elements were included: it is our third show, so we decided to stick with three elements in order to not run ahead of ourselves. I will tell you a little later how it all turned out - or come to the show to see for yourself.)
NEPO 3 event will have two components: action and projection
The action part: you are invited to participate and help me paint big red N E P O letters on the side of the house. You are encouraged to bring a tall ladder (if you have one) and a paint brush (if you have one). This will take place in the afternoon or early evening - if weather permits. I was hoping to get (and eat) a bunch of cherries since the inspiration behind this project comes from "FRESH CHERRIES" sign in Eastern Washington - but looking at the current weather trend I doubt they will be in season. We will see.
Projections and performances: will take place as soon as sun goes down (exactly at 9:01 pm) - stay tuned for performance and music schedule.
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010
Back here soon with more,
in related news: make your own HOME_PAGE comic strip
As Scott McCloud says: "David Lasky is an Evil Genius".
May 1, 2010: preparations for NEPO 3 are underway
I hope you are ready for the next installment at the NEPO House (a.k.a. home_page.project), because coming up in about a month is
NEPO 3: Air, Water, Fire (we will leave the Earth behind on this one)
I will be back here with more info shortly. For now
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010
Happy spring to all, klara
p.s. the second ELEMENTAL meeting for artist participating in NEPO3 is TUESDAY, May 4, 6pm at our house.
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