(fik tilˈ əs) adj. capable of being molded or changed; earthen [Latin fictilis]
FICTILIS’s mission is to create and share work that is aesthetically, conceptually, socially, and technologically engaging. We are inspired by creative approaches to all areas of human activity, especially those not typically positioned as “art”. We use creative curatorial practices to bring together works of widely varying origin, by people from all levels of experience and achievement, to create cultural experiences that are accessible to all. We seek to promote art as a sustainable and socially responsible practice, and explore the roles artwork can play in programs for positive social change through projects and events in our own spaces and surroundings. FICTILIS was founded by longtime collaborators Timothy Furstnau and Andrea Steves, and consists of a rotating group of collaborators in Seattle and Oakland, including Gabriel Harp, Sabrina Habel, Rachel Kotkin, Rani Ban, and Isabel Blue.
344 Lewis Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Our Oakland space will open in 2013. In the meantime, you can participate by submitting your work. You can support the work of FICTILIS by buying artifacts of some of our previous shows and projects (including Sappycards and Great Lakes Shirts).
A literary event where participants share only texts that they themselves did not write – especially pieces that are not already recognized for their “literary” quality, by entities not known as “authors”.
An invitation to modify a piece of paper in a non-artistic way (see instructions at link).
A serial installation that transforms a space into a massive exhibition and functioning copy shop featuring thousands of ready-to-copy artworks from all over the world.