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Monday, October 20, 7pm
Join mythologist and storyteller Dr. Martin Shaw as he tells the eastern European story of “Faithful John” and provides commentary and discussion on its many layers. Shaw will pay particular attention to the relationship between initiation, commerce and the living world. Within these vivid, ancient tales we find an economy of the imagination – a fluid bargaining between humans and animals, wisdom and ambition, eros and sobriety. The old stories claim that there’s no such thing as a free lunch! [continue reading…]
Friday, October 17, 7pm
Watch the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid is a 1995 documentary about exactly what it says. Bill Drummond and Jimi Cauty, former members of the former techno music group The KLF, disband the band and form a new “art collective” named the K Foundation. They decide to burn 1 million UK pounds of their own money in a shack on the Isle of Jura while being taped by their roadie, Gimpo. Bizarre and surprisingly intriguing.
Sunday, October 12, 4-6pm THIS WORKSHOP POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE TBD
To launch our Commerce year workshop series, book artist Esther K. Smith, author of Magic Books & Paper Toys and How to Make Books, will teach you how to transform your money…into wearable rings, shirts, elephants and other oddities. Bring your own US dollars to fold. If you think your dollars are continually losing value in the marketplace, give their value a boost by turning your bills into priceless works of art! …. Esther K Smith, author of Magic Books & Paper Toys and How to Make Books, makes collaborative limited editions and artist books at Purgatory Pie Press. These works are in many international collections from MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) to The Miniature Book Museum of Azerbaijan. Exhibits include the libraries of the Metropolitan Museum and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. When she was in high school she was the origami club TA and carried a candy tin of paper squares and folded tiny cranes under her desk.