an invitation to artists and others to modify the appearance of a flat piece of paper in a non-artisic way (See INSTRUCTIONS below….)
a celebration of the art of xerography (photocopying)
October 25 – November 17th at The Lab in SF
opening reception Thursday October 25th 6-9pm
Signs. Actual signage. Or work that incorporates actual signage, references it, or suggests it….
Deadline extended through 2013.
Exhibition dates TBA 2013.
A live, simulcasted thumb-wrestling event (Children’s Fairyland, 2012) 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.
Saturday, August 4th, 8pm at FICTILIS in Ballard.
A full meal and wine served alongside the longest dinner scene in film history.
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, lightheartedness, or insouciance; 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
Work that addresses the divide, if one can be said to exist, between internet and life – the “inter-life crisis” – (re)locates it, bridges or widens it, inhabits it, disrupts it, or ignores it. Work that brings the online offline or offline online in interesting ways, explores new notions of public/private, examines the utopian/dystopian futures and histories of the internet, or work that otherwise speaks to the changes in everyday life that widespread connectivity has engendered.
FICTILIS collects collections. Especially collections that are interesting, unusual, unique, obscure, and so on. Collections that required some kind of creative categorization or idiosyncratic taxonomy, that draw attention to the processes and politics of collecting. Collections that impart aesthetic value into everyday things, rather than collections of things that are already recognized as valuable. Not just collections of rare things, but collections of things that are rarely collected.
an exhibition (Seattle 2011) and ongoing curatorial initiative focused on work that is, literally, not for sale, for a variety of reasons
photos from the opening reception for Collections