Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Frieze Art Fair Fun — and the DOEprojekts' Renegade Frieze Fair Public Participatory Project


DOEprojekts worked at the 2016 edition of the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island, May 2-6. We were "unsuspecting participants" in the Reverse Pickpocket Project by artist David Horvitz. A Pewter Double Seahorse Sculpture was dropped into our tote bag as we walked through the art fair.  
We instigated our own renegade Frieze Project as well. We surveyed Frieze on Friday, taking many photos of various artworks and people. On Saturday, we created 24 postcards from our original photos. On Sunday, we again visited indoor and outdoor Frieze Fair venues and approached 24 individuals, asking them to participate in our project by writing a postcard addressed to themselves, commenting on their experiences at the art fair. Below are photos that document our project.
DOEprojekts thanks the participants in the Dynamic Encounters Workshop, led by Wafaa Bilal at MoMA. The brainstorming and experimental processes of the Dynamic Encounters Workshop led to our Frieze Renegade Postcard Project.
We look forward to continuing to use poscards in our upcoming socially-engaged projects!
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Monday, May 2, 2016

"Postcard to Myself," Dynamic Encounters with Wafaa Bilal, Chloƫ Bass, and other moving moments at MoMA

DOEprojekts, Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering, were part of a series of performance and art encounters at MoMA. Internationally renowned artist Wafaa Bilal spoke on the history of performance related to social and cultural movements, then encouraged artists to work in groups and create "dynamic encounters" with the public in NYC. Our DOEprojekts' group efforts focused on two projects, one called "Postcard to Myself" and the other "Chat Pot Luck."

In "Postcard to Myself," we as artist-performers offered postcards to various persons moving through the Great Hall at Grand Central NYC, instructing them to write a postcard to themselves. The acceptance of the offer required an act of trust, since the postcard writer had to write a personal address on the card and give it back to the artist-performer, who pledged to mail the card "sometime in the future." Over fifteen participants accepted the offer and several were willing to be photographed. MoMA workshop participants (in addition to Deborah) included, CW Brooks, Alex Kadar, Cami Kupelian, and Amy Stoker. 

In "Chat Pot Luck," local Whole Food's cafeteria tables provided a place for artist-performers to interact with the public, inviting them to participate in conversation around specific topics written on index cards. Only topics written on the cards could be discussed. Whenever a person entered the conversation, they had to bring a topic/card, and when a person left the conversation, they had to take a topic/card with them. Upon returning to MoMA, each group presented images and responses to their dynamic encounters. Wafaa Bilal provided tactical suggestions for continuing each dynamic encounter. Artist-performers (in addition to Glenn) included Mariel Mok, Dusty Ros, and Natalie Nyu.

A week earlier, Artist-&-Public-Practitioner Chloƫ Bass facilitated a dynamic encounter titled "A Field Guide to Museum Intimacy," part of her "Book of Everyday Instruction." The study of human spatial requirements, proxemics, informed our artist-performance in MoMA's Marcel Broodthaers exhibition.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Migrations — People and Art Ideas Constantly Migrate

DOEprojekts (Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering) participated in artist Pia Camil's installation at the New Museum, NYC, titled "A Latch for a Pot." We are wearing cloaks made by Camil, which were given away to participants, part of her previous installation at the 2015 Frieze art fair.

Our "latch" was a long "Coreform" white box adorned with our unique Hybr pin. The New Museum curators embellished our box with three trophies,  which are "latches" from another contributor.


In exchange -- our "pot" -- we chose a handmade quilt by artist-writer Mary Barone that was made in fashion designer Susan Cianciolo's class. New Museum Curator Margot Norton was very kind to provide us with personal and distinctive information about Barone's handmade quilt, as well as general information about all the objects in "A Pot for a Latch." These objects are conceptualized as "res," a term from Roman times, denoting talismans, objects that have personal value, history, and power.

DOEprojekts is constantly exploring contemporary art ideas and creating objects and installations with cultural value, history, and power. Our 2017 installation at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, NYC, will investigate the many facets of the keyword "migrations." Below is a preview of our drawings and art embroidery samples.






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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Moving Map(s), New Project(ions)


Numbers. Letters. Continents. Oceans. Seas. Humans. Refugees. Migration. Immigration. Connections. Ecologies. Technologies. Art & Craft.  Sound & Color. Coreforms & Keywords.

We have begun a large work that expresses our fascination, interests, and questions in all of the above. Glenn draws Europe, South America, Greenland and Iceland. Deborah draws Africa and Asia and Australia.  We continue drawing and discussing… where is this work leading us? 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

MOVEMENT! October, November, December, and Beyond...

WOW! • 2015 was a great year that gave us 52 weeks to explore and create new experiences and artifacts! DOEprojekts was especially busy in the past three months. And 2016 promises equal time-space to contribute to collective creativity... 

Art of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
Deborah and Glenn Doering, DOEprojetks (www.DOEprojekts.org), participated in, and contributed to, "Art of the MOOC," a free online class offered by Duke University/Pedro Lasch and Creative Time NYC/Nato Thompson.
We worked collaboratively with other socially-engaged artists in the US and around the world, including Patrick Stacey, artist/musician, who went "above and beyond" when he created an animation based on one of our Coreform drawings. We thank Patrick for his ongoing dialogue with us and with the socially-engaged art community! 

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Patrick's "Spider" project was featured in the "Art of the MOOC" presentation at the Creative Time Summit, Boys + Girls High School Campus in Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY. 


The Creative Time Summit was a thought-provoking, jam-packed weekend of presentations and workshops related to art and social justice. (www.CreativeTime.org/Summit). We participated in several workshops about involving people from all walks of like in public art projects. What a privilege to attend! 









DOE + KAP (DOEprojekts + Keiskamma Art Project) Collaboration  
The outstanding abilities of Veronica Betani, Keiskamma Art Project, (www.keiskamma.com) are front and center in the embroidery shown below, available for sale through Kalk Bay Modern Gallery in Cape Town. The text of the embroidery reads " Colorful threads in elaborate embroideries tell stories of our relationship with NATURE and other people — abantu — and ourselves & coreforms. We work together to manifest the artifacts made by creative hands and minds! MUSIC — umculo — connects us in a universal language of sounds and melodies. Boundaries are overcome by the ARTS." Please email us if you would like to support our collaborative work through the purchase of this (or another) unique artifact! 


TRIO ARTIST BOOK
 We completed our first artist book with sound. "TRIO" is an interactive book that allows readers to play our Coreform drawings using an Ototo synthesizer and conductive paint. TRIO makes its debut at CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space, NYC.TRIO is available for purchase or as part of a DOEprojekts' Coreforms/Keywords Workshop. Contact us at DOEprojekts@gmail.com for more information. 



MoMA Pixel Icon Competition
 Glenn's original pixel icon titled "Refugees Welcome" won both First Place AND People's Choice Award at the Interactive Design Studio Competition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) NYC. Congratulations Glenn! 


Telegraphic Fields and Repeat Transmissions
Deborah met artist/photographer Guanyu Xu (www.xuguanyu.com) as a result of being paired as Alumni/Student team through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's class titled "SAIC 150: Telegraphic Fields and Repeat Transmissions," taught by Mark Jeffery (Faculty in Performance) and Nick Lowe (Faculty in Arts Admin and CP). Guanyu used our Doering-Xu email correspondence and images as part of his installation in SAIC's Sharpe Gallery. Congrats on an engaging and educational installation Guanyu!  

Thank you to our many supporters in 2015! 
 Thank you, thank you, to 3Arts.org ( http://3arts.org/projects/gestures-of-hybridity/) and all those who have supported our work. Please keep in touch with us through DOEprojekts@gmail.com or through our blog (RSS feed) and websites! We look forward to hearing from you!