Saturday, April 10, 2010

Austin Art Week!

Austin Art Week begins April 21st, which includes Art City Austin and the Fusebox Festival. The highlight of Fusebox for me, is usually seeing Reggie Watts, but he's not playing this year. Though he is opening for Conan O'Brien in May.

So far, here's what I'm pumped about:

Magda Sayeg of Knitta Please will be covering our city in yarn! Check it out around the 2nd St. District all week.

T is For: Two hundred two-steppers on the steps of the Texas Capitol, April 21st, 6:30pm. This is exactly what it sounds like. Free BBQ from Stubb's, and Two-Steppin'!

Blender Love
. If you know me, you know I'm obsessed with the relationship between human and telephone. This is going to be a modern day séance for cell phones. It's going to be interactive and involve live cinema. It sounds great. I can't wait! Off Center, April 22nd-24th, 7-10pm

A Western
It is an experiment with the relationship between an audience and an event, a re-imagining of everyday landscapes that helps uncover the beauty that already exists in the actual environments we inhabit.
April 23rd, 8pm, April 24th, 7pm, Historic Victory Grill. Tickets are $12-$18.

Quest for the West

Again, if you know me, you know I love scavenger hunts. It starts on April 24th, at the Off Center at 10am. Following that, there will be daily tasks to download, complete, and upload. A final product will be presented in the Fall!

Your Secrets Aren't Safe With Us
This is another event that needs your participation. They will be holding ten minute interviews, selecting a few finalists and a new work will be created!
April 24th-25th, Salvage Vanguard Theater, 11am-7pm.

One Swallow Doesn't Make A Summer
This is a window installation going on now on 2nd St., and will change on April 12th. There will be a couple of walking tours and a Lunch Hour tour as well.

Exquisite Bee The Exquisite Bee will provide props, costumes, the camera and set, and you bring the story! You can sign up alone or with a group, and it's free! The premiere will be on May 1st at 7:30pm.
The United States Art Authority, April 25th, 1-8pm.


Texan is a site specific poem constructed of text, paper, 1 million newspapers, a crop duster, a taxi cab, the geographical expanse of the state of Texas and twin brothers. The poem’s ending will reside in the twin brothers’ bodies for 7 years and then disappear.
April 25th, 7:30, Location TBD

Everytime I See Your Picture I Cry
This is a story of a garbage man who creates an independent phone book that chronicles the lives of each person in the city, but doesn't know a deranged killer is trailing him and killing each person he includes in his book. It sounds incredible.
April 25th, The Off Center, 8-9pm, Tickets are $12-$18.

The performers will watch YouTube videos with the audience and then make a performance based on the publicly posted comments. I'm not sure about the location on this one, but will post it when I figure it out. It sounds fun!
April 30th-May 1st, 8pm-11pm

So, that's my Fusebox/Art Week List so far...stay tuned!

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