Social Practices/ Interventions
mobile units, infecting the city.
Curated by Natalie Loveless (iKatun and the National Bitter Melon Council)
and Kanarinka and Pirun of iKatun (Kevin Hamilton and Sal Randolph)
Thursday October 18, 2007, 1-5pm on the streets of Vancouver
and Friday October 19, 2007, 1-5pm on the streets of Vancouver
Sal Randolph // FREE MONEY // “Meet with me, and I will give you a sum of money, and a choice,” says artist Sal Randolph. As part of her Free Money project, Randolph will be making appointments for one on one interaction events, offering each person cash and a question over coffee. To set up a time write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Half-hour meetings will take place Oct 18 & 19th between 1pm and 5pm at local cafés around the Western Front. Free Money is an ongoing series of situations in which the artist gives away money in various settings. http://freemoneyrelease.org.
iKatun // Free Fear from the U.S.A. (If You Take It) by the Institute for Infinitely Small Things // Over two days iKatun's Institute for Infinitely Small things will lead a massive shop-dropping experiment with the Institute's latest publication about the culture of fear: "The New American Dictionary: Fear/Security Edition". You are invited to "shopdrop" 150 copies of the dictionary into book stores, public libraries, schools and museum shops. Each expedition aims to become a kind of shopdropping workshop and a micro-forum for conversation about war, U.S. foreign policy and the new security regulations that keep public spaces and private citizens toeing the party line on the domestic front. The book will be on sale at the WF gallery (for $13USD), but free if you can shoplift it from somewhere else. Expeditions departs from the Western Front at 1pm or call 617.501.2441.
The National Bitter Melon Council // BETTER LIVING THROUGH BITTERNESS // From 10/18 – 10/21 Hiroko Kikuchi and Andi Sutton of the National Bitter Melon Council will push a mobile Bitter Melon information cart through various neighborhoods in Vancouver. They will invite passers-by to take the NBMC Meyers-Bitter Survey, a performance documentation strategy that determines the bitterness level of each survey site. Community members will also be asked to share a bitter story and on Sunday, 10/21, the submissions will be judged by a panel of bitterness experts. The top 5 bitterest stories win a prize!