21 projects x 21 days x 21 hours
21 Projects x 21 days x 21 Hours is a community based social experiment. Drawing on the talents, interests, and knowledge of the community, 21 Projects was created with the intention of providing a platform for people to exchange resources, ideas, experiences, and fun in a dynamic, approachable gallery environment. All projects take place in the Royal NoneSuch Gallery, which will be empty for the duration of the series, with the exception of two chalkboard squares on the wall for participant use.
1. Thursday, March 24, 7:30-8:30pm
2011 ZEGON Awards with Dan Graham
You are cordially invited to the 2011 ZEGON Awards! See world famous authors accept their awards and read from their critically acclaimedbooks. These authors include: Bebe Finser, author of Baby Lawyer, Sinclair Lewis, author of Nut Job: How The Founder of Planter’s Peanuts Betrayed America, and a very special guest.
2. Friday, March 25, 7:30-8:30pm
Knowledge in the age of overwhelming evidence of its limits; or the logic of the music blog with Aaron Harbour
Aaron Harbour will lead a discussion of music blogs, and how they are rapidly changing the manner in which music is consumed while dissolving the idea of the expert, kinda. For instance, anyone who says 'these are the best tracks of the 80's without caveats is likely doing so having missed entire styles/scenes worth of amazing music which keeps being found/pouring out through the blog world every day.
3. Saturday March 26, 7:00-8:00pm
Urban Yetti with Aaron Terry
Guests will be invited to wear hand-sewn Urban Yetti masks and outfits during which time interactions will be documented in the hope of revealing something about the nature of the group. The gallery will be an ego free (or even a neo-ego zone) for the hour. You will be asked to check your "self" at the door and will leave having been rejuvenated by your ‘self-less’ hour.
4. Wednesday March 30, 7:30-8:30pm
The First California Bear Flag with Erik Bakke
Participants will take an Instructional on painting the original California “bad painting”--the first California Bear Flag. Those in the audience will be given material with which they can make their own versions. Particular attention will be given to the roughness of execution of the original flag and the “mistakes” it contained. Excerpts from Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s history of California will also be read.
5. Friday, April 1, 7:30-8:30pm
Dance Workshop with Jennifer Marie Hoff
Experience a workshop on spatial awareness, which is to say, how we move our bodies in space. Principles of body and space such as proprioception, rotating on axes, and moving on planes will be examined. Activities include experimenting with reach, and using games like Simon Says or Red Light/Green Light to assimilate these ideas as bodily concepts
6. Saturday, April 2, 1:00-2:00pm
Sauerkraut Workshop with Rebecca Meyer
Come for a hands-on workshop and demonstration about how to make your own sauerkraut to take home. Each participant will have a 25-33 oz jar and a variety of ingredients that they can choose from to make their kraut. The chemistry of kraut making will be explored. There will also be many varieties for sampling.
7. Saturday, April 2, 2:30-3:30pm
Curious, Focused Drawing with Jennifer Biddle
One hour of drawing question and answer:
2. Ask a question of the universe, your spirit guide, higher power, or whatever you want.
3. Free draw.
4. Translate the image into an answer.
5. Share your findings.
8. Sunday April 3, 5:00-6:00pm
From Here to There with Peter Max Lawrence
Peter Max Lawrence will create a one-hour temporary art installation by using only found objects collected and created during his commute to the space from his San Francisco studio to the Oakland gallery.
9. April 3, 2011 8:30-9:30pm
Sparse Gardens with Rick Bahto
Sparse Gardens consists of a set of field recordings on tape lasting approximately 57 minutes. During the hour 36 Kodachrome slides, made in the same locations as the field recordings, will be projected. Two types of gardened spaces common in Phoenix, Arizona will be visually and sonically compared: the fussily landscaped strips and islands of parking lots , as well as driveways and vacant lots, bulldozed clear of buildings or natural desert, that have been re-inhabited by weeds or rogue/remnant landscaping plants.
10. Tuesday, April 5, 7:30-8:30pm
Authority Workshop with Elizabeth Sims
This workshop will begin by introducing participants to Max Weber’s tri-partite classification of authority types in contrast to Mikhail Bakunin’s idea of ‘natural authority,’ and will then work with people to identify how these types operate in their lives, and how they may be changed or amended to create intimacy, trust, and productivity in their relationships. Participants will leave with material that will help them develop their own concrete steps towards such changes. This workshop cab also be taken home, be re-used to hold further DIY Authority Workshops.
11. Thursday, April 7, 7:30-8:30pm
Space Warfare: An exercise in the tactical use of distance in dueling with Adam Hathaway
This exercise will take place in three parts. The hour will begin with a brief lecture on the history and principals of distance, movement, attack, and evasion in one-on-one combat. Next, the audience will be trained in simple dueling maneuvers: advancing, retreating, feinting, and attacking. Third, the audience will compete in a single elimination tournament to determine the champion of Space Warfare. Prizes to be awarded for first, second, and third place. All participants should bring a soft fabric glove and clothing appropriate for athletic activity.
12. Friday, April 8, 7:30-8:30pm
Sad Vicious with Scott Vermiere and Steuart Pittman
Don't miss live drawing and/or painting by local rock band Sad Vicious!!! Sad Vicious will either draw side by side as a sort of "live drawing meets rock band meet and greet" or exhibit a new form of performance never done before in which Sad Vicious plays rock guitar music and paint splatters the images of artistic, social, and political icons on a wall!!!
13. Saturday, April 9, 3:00-4:00pm
Phobianimation with Samara Halperin
Participants will make flip books of their phobias... from eggs to spiders to bridges. This will be a fun way for people to share their phobias and make something good come out of them.
14. Saturday, April 9, 5:30-6:30pm
The Fictitious Art History Lecture Series with Seth Murchison
Select participants will choose from a group of slides from the UC Berkeley Art History department's glass slide collection, now property of Seth Murchison, and spend some time composing and delivering a lecture or fictional narrative based on the slides the come up.
15. Sunday, April 10, 1:00-2:00pm
Make Your Own Paint with Judi Pettite
Learn how to make your own paint using earth, plant pigments, and/or dye. Judi Pettite will then lead a discussion of the historical context of pigments as art medium.
16. Sunday, April 10, 3:00-4:00pm
Knitting My Neighborhood with Suzanne L’Heureux
Suzanne L’Heureux will transform a corner of the Royal NoneSuch Gallery into a cozy homelike setting where she will invite visitors to take turns sitting and talking with her while she knits. Suzanne will ultimately transform what she knits into a large piece of felt, mapping her visits using needle felting. This knitted/felted map will be displayed at a block party Suzanne throws for her neighbors and anyone she visits with while at the Royal NoneSuch Gallery!
17. Saturday April 13, 8:00-9:00pm
Accents with Amber with Amber Cady
Ever wanted to speak in an accent not your own? Now with ‘Accents with Amber’ you can! Amber Cady will demonstrate deep listening, mouth alignment, and the key-word technique. Come unleash you highest accent potential. All you need is your mouth and the ability to try.
18. Thursday, April 14, 7:30-8:30pm
Visualizing Utopia - Fragments of a Revolutionary WebApp with Farley Gwazda
Please join artist Farley Gwazda for a drawing and brainstorming session re: the creation of a web-based drawing game that will bring fresh blood to the ongoing struggle for freedom. Please prepare by sending your vision of Utopia to firstname.lastname@example.org anything OK!!!
P.S. Free beer for coders schooled in php, google app engine or the like.
19. Friday, April 15, 7:30-8:30pm
Blind Orange: A Citrus Tasting Event with Helena Keeffe
The evening's entertainment will include: blindfolds, navel orange, pomelo, blood orange, bergamot, yuzu, mineola, kishu and pixie mandarins and perhaps a meyer lemon or two. Helena Keeffe will guide visitors through an exploration of the senses — taking time to notice subtleties we are normally too busy to pay attention to.
20. Saturday, April 16, 7:00-8:00pm
Healing Tones with Collin McKelvey
This hour will consist of a listening session to experience the healing properties of the ancient tonal system called the Solfeggio Frequencies. Participants will lie down, clear their minds and allow themselves to be enveloped by these tones.
21. Sunday, April 17, 3:00-4:00pm
Balloon Dart with Matthew Cella
Viewers will be given an opportunity to step up to the line and throw three darts at the wall in an attempt to win. The back wall of the gallery will consist of a grid of colorful balloons, filled alternately with small amounts of paint or vouchers for prizes. The prizes will consist of donated art, interesting objects, or random crap off of the street, and will be displayed on the wall towards the front of the gallery.