Saturday, June 7, 2008

Chris Barr's FREE Rockin' Mail Art Workshop

Date(s): June 8, 03:00PM -
Free to the public!

Do you remember the last fun piece of mail you received (something that was not a bill...) and how excited it made you feel?

Artist Chris Barr harnesses snail mail technology as a commerce free exchange in his project The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions. In this project, workers can sign up online to be distracted for a while at their workplace. The BWI agents "create surprise, the kind that slices through the banal and opens up new places for your mind to wander. The ruptures [they} create are temporary spaces for open dialogue, invisible resistance, and general amusement."

In this short and humoristic talk and workshop, Chris will discuss the idea behind his Networked Performance project as a form of art for social criticism as well as instruct you on the medium of mail art. You will have a chance to talk with a professional artist who has exhibited across the United States and around the world and participate in one of his project by creating your own mail art.

This is free and accessible to everyone. Bring your friends, kids and grand-mothers and become BWI Special Agents!

Please RSVP via email or phone so we know how many people to expect.

To learn more about Chris and his projects visit his website.

1 comment:

Ruud Janssen said...

Nice to know there are these workshops nowadays. I had to find it all out myself, about 28 years ago.

Have fun!

Ruud Janssen