…a short performance by Collective Magpie (Melinda Barnadas and Tae Hwang), Andrew Printer, Eddie Miramontes, Jessica Sledge and David White.

Art(ist) in Context II: or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape imagines the stage of the Agitprop space as a speakeasy and a mini factory of cultural production. The five artists perform working methods indicative of practices of today; each artist, through this production method, focusing on a topic relevant to their individual interests. Through this, a performative system is established that elbows out the other over a progression through time.

Art(ist) in Context II:or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape is a collaborative performance and installation happening at the Agitprop space in North Park. It is an encore of a performance and installation originated as part of ART San Diego 2011.

This performance and installation will take as its starting point five very different artistic practices that utilize disparate approaches to extra-institutional engagement with various issues, groups and environments. The artists participating include Melinda Barnadas (Collective Magpie -with Tae Hwang), who explores the natural and biological through sculptural installations; Andrew Printer, whose “new photojournalism” captures the social idiosyncrasies of particular subcultures and individuals blurring the line between fiction and fact; Jessica Sledge, whose New Orleans-inspired performance work blends the alchemical with buried urban narratives; Eddie Miramontes, who uses traditional postering and screen-printing techniques to spread poetic and critical messages; and David White, who uses art historical conventions (and institutions) as a way of creating participatory events connecting individuals and groups in localized productions.

The performance on Friday October 28th at 8pm will unfold in three acts. Act I will take place in an old school speakeasy complete with ambiance, music and alcoholic libations. Audience members are encouraged to participate in a card game based on vegetation collected locally. Act II consists of a multi-media audio-visual performance and presentation of the processes of displacement that frequently occurs to the natural and cultural landscape when strategies of economic development are implemented on models of corporate dynamization coupled with cultural initiatives. The final Act ends with the distribution of informational material as the speakeasy resumes.

Please arrive promptly (at 8 P.M.) for the performance as space is limited.
This event is free.


2837 University Ave. (entrance on Utah)

San Diego 92104