Nothing could possibly allow us to know ourselves better,than our alter ego… Except maybe photographs of them?
Wherever you may be, a concert, a political event or even an art opening, AreCity will most likely be there. This citizen, journalist led group is studying and documenting culture, while expanding an understanding of life as we know it. May 7th (Modern Art 2009), AreCity took over room 222, inviting spectators to be the subject of a comical, yet charming series of photographs (very Wes Anderson).
Between 5:00pm and 9:30pm, the room became a beacon for modern technology, with filmed live streaming, twitter updates and hundreds of photographs. This post-modern approach to documenting, communicating and fun is just what Modern Art is about!
To see the entire collection visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arecity
Thirty-Six Views of Boise
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For Modern Art 2009, Karen Woods was inspired by Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”, and set out to paint watercolors of the city of Boise. Encompassing the four seasons, they will be installed in the room as one large screen.
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About the Artist
Author: Amy O’Brien
Coming around the corner of Capitol and Main I didn’t know what to expect. The ad in the Boise Weekly merely said under the listing for the Egyptian Theatre “Didactic: Fantastic”. I was immediately taken by the clownish costume of a man dressed in silver spandex leggings, tight yellow swim shorts, light blue face, and a red bowler hat. He was scampering franticly seating people in his makeshift classroom replete with chairs and projector screens. There was a man wearing a pinstripe suit standing on a ladder. The clown franticly grabbed VHS cassettes from a mountainous stack and ran inside the theatre with them. I sat down to watch the action as the other pedestrians did. Inside the window he hacked apart the cassettes with an old double-headed hatchet, and extracted the film. When he returned to the street side viewing station he handed reels of film to the man on the ladder, and provoked the passers by to unwind the film. Black VHS film littered the street. The clown fidgeted anxiously and smiled maniacally for the duration of the show, and the man standing on top of the ladder remained as still Buddha.
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