full schedule of Vague Notions brainstorming sessions during Vague Notions at Interface Gallery, Oakland, July 16 - August 10 2014
call for black-and-white xerography works for the third iteration of 10.-22.-38 Astoria in Denver, CO.
a project about the language used to describe weather - in official terminologies and colloquial analogies - and the political consequences
a research project and installation/exhibition exploring how food costs are affected by various social and environmental issues, in the form of a "true cost" grocery store
Chase Pyramid was a proposal FICTILIS contributed to the Bank Heist Contest organized by the Center for Tactical Magic
with support from Southern Exposure
Circumtext is a literary event where participants share texts that they did not write.
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an invitation to artists and others to modify the appearance of a flat piece of paper in a non-artisic way (See INSTRUCTIONS below....)
10.-22.-38 Astoria* is an ongoing project in which FICTILIS transforms a space into a functioning pop-up copy shop that is pre-stocked with a wide selection of ready-to-copy artworks by thousands of artists from all over the world.
Annual adoptions of cuttings from our jade plant, and annual updates on the growth of the whole extended family tree. Adopters wanted.
Work that addresses the divide between internet and life – the “inter-life crisis” – (re)locates it, bridges or widens it, inhabits it, disrupts it, or ignores it...that brings the online offline or offline online in interesting ways...or otherwise speaks to the changes in everyday life that widespread connectivity has engendered.
A live, simulcasted thumb-wrestling event featuring regular thumb-wrestling, jello thumb-wrestling, or “mud” thumb-wrestling (actually chocolate pudding), within a marked “ring” and several large vats specially prepared by FICTILIS. Projected onto a giant screen. A performance, a competition, and a dirty, conceptual mess.
a series of tutorials and pamphlets on "artwalking" - a form of human locomotion that incorporates movements not usually associated with the normal human gait; often dance-like, often an expression of joy; may be done alone or in groups, in lines or rows; may incorporate props but does not require them; must get person(s) from one place to another
A 6 x 9 inch perfect-bound book featuring 100 pages of full-bleed reproductions of "mailpiece security screens" - the patterns printed on the insides of envelopes - from the collection of FICTILIS.
a full meal and wine served alongside the longest dinner scene in film history, with a menu taken directly from the film, with food delivery and other events timed precisely to coincide with events onscreen
FICTILIS collects collections. Especially collections that are interesting, unusual, unique, obscure; that required some kind of creative categorization or idiosyncratic taxonomy; that draw attention to the processes and politics of collecting. Not just collections of rare things, but collections of things that are rarely collected.
Work that results in a cat face, but has an interesting way of getting there...work that involves an impossibly elaborate process, a succession of material transformations or conceptual translations, or uses complicated machinery, industrial mechanisms, or other impractical techniques...work that accumulates its own impressive critical adornment and theoretical justification, but results, after all that, in the end, in a cat face.
printed poster replica of the official California State Highway Scenic Route sign, featuring an orange poppy flower over a mountain background; poster size is same size as the actual sign, 12 x 18 inches, with rounded corners
a service for the acquisition, storage/archiving, and periodic display of favorite shirts donated from people from all over the world, at favoriteshirtsmuseum.com
Experience the Web in alphabetical order.
Volume XIX-5-18-103 includes all the serious on the Internet.
$25. Available for a limited time on fictilis.com, during our Interlife Crisis show.
Colors of Commerce was a research project and accompanying exhibition focused on the colors of shipping containers in Seattle and other port cities. The show represented the most information about this niche subject that has ever been assembled in one public place.
The exhibit featured works by mostly local artists, in a variety of styles and media, that employ the limited color palette of Seattle’s downtown port, infographics designed by FICTILIS that illuminate the history and economics of the container …
a suite of multimedia projects centering around a collaborative, community-driven effort to address the issue of illegal dumping in West Oakland