dailybell2008: 9/13/09 - 9/20/09

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

4th of July Weekend In the Light Cone

July 3 - 5, 2009 Anacortes, WA
Lasercave Presents: In the Light Cone at the Department of Safety
This was a magical, communal event- indoors and out- installations, performances, BBQs, fire kite launching at night—all in a very quiet, beautiful town surrounded by water and mountains. It felt very clean and as if time was looking the other way as it passed by this little piece of heaven.
The curatorial premise
behind In The Light Cone was simple: makers from throughout the country made dynamic, site-specific work based around the notion of two viewing times, during the day, when natural and artificial light commingled in a traditional gallery setting and at night, when piece-specific and -generated lights and shapes transformed the space into a wholly new environment.
Sunset at the Department of Safety
7/3 and 7/4/09 PM
The sun sets late way up in the Northwest, so I arrived in plenty of time on the first evening of the festivities at the Department of Safety in Anacortes, Wash. While the evening bell ringings on the 3rd and 4th of July were energetic and well attended, the 5AM sunrises were solo affairs.
Where is Everybody?
7/4 AM
Quiet Solo Bells (listen)
The first morning, I was the only person at the Department of Safety. I saw people moving indoors, but the streets were deserted. I found out later that everyone was camping on someone’s lawn in another part of town.
7/5/AM Shhhh... So on my way out of town on Sunday morning July 5th, I drove over to where everyone was sleeping on the ground. I tiptoed quietly among the tents and sleeping bags on the ground and quietly rang the smallest bells over each person as they slept. It felt somewhat sacred and I was moved to be in the presence of so many trusting and vulnerable people. It was a mutual blessing and I thank you all for a wonderful weekend.

The show was curated and organized by Jonah Adels, Jade Ajani, Adam Baz, Polly Bresnick, Tim Donovan, Maggie Jones, Jesse Malmed and Raven Munsell.

Other participants included: Mark Essen, Carlyn Elin Wutkee, Ben Segal, Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, Sidney B. Russell, Bethany Miller, Rebecca Leopold, Tim Donovan + Jonah Adels, Adam Baz, Jade Ajani, Tim Karpinski, Allison Cekala and Timothy Karpinski.
The video program was curated by Jesse Malmed and featured works by: Jonah Adels, Tyrone Davies, Molly Bradbury, Chris Rice, Aurora Halal, Josephine Shokrian, Jade Ajani, Duncan Malashock, Jesse Malmed, Adam Davies, Brandon Rosenbluth and Jesse McLean.