Oz Arts Nashville

MAPs Opens June 21st!

Mary Mooney

Mary Mooney

We’re less than a week away from Modular Art Pods at OZ Art Fest! The exhibition opens Tuesday, July 21st at 11 a.m. The first two days are FREE. See the full hours, performance schedule, and ticket information here.

Here are some more progress pics.

Amanda Joy Brown and Kyle Jones

Amanda Joy Brown and Kyle Jones

Jim DeVault

Jim DeVault

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Jaime Raybin and Briena Harmening

Jaime Raybin and Briena Harmening

Jaime Raybin and Briena Harmening

Jaime Raybin and Briena Harmening

Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project

Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project

Scenes from Make Nashville

Scenes from Make Nashville

Carla Ciuffo + Stasis Universe; Sooner or Later with Tanya Butler and Dee Simpson

Carla Ciuffo + Stasis Universe; Sooner or Later with Tanya Butler and Dee Simpson

Carla Ciuffo + Stasis Universe; Sooner or Later with Tanya Butler and Dee Simpson

Carla Ciuffo + Stasis Universe; Sooner or Later with Tanya Butler and Dee Simpson

Carla Ciuffo + Stasis Universe; Sooner or Later with Tanya Butler and Dee Simpson

Carla Ciuffo + Stasis Universe; Sooner or Later with Tanya Butler and Dee Simpson

Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews

Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews

Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews

Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews

Jenn Deafenbaugh and Make Nashville

Jenn Deafenbaugh and Make Nashville

Jenn Deafenbaugh

Jenn Deafenbaugh and Make Nashville

Leah Sawyer and Ashley Adkins

Leah Sawyer and Ashley Adkins

Leah Sawyer and Ashley Adkins

Leah Sawyer and Ashley Adkins

Emily Sue Laird

Emily Sue Laird

Emily Sue Laird

Emily Sue Laird

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Great Things Happening at OZ Art Fest

Modular Art Pods is thrilled to be a part of OZ Art Fest, the inaugural, weeklong, multi-disciplinary arts festival that will become a biennial event. In addition to MAPs (which you can learn about here), there are a number of installations and events. For example:

Vicariously Speaking by Addam Yekutieli (aka KNOW HOPE)

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Description from the OZ Arts project page:

Commissioned by OZ Arts for OZ Art Fest, this project incorporates Yekutieli’s correspondences with inmates in Nashville prisons into text-based works extracted from letters, placed on eight billboards throughout the city. By taking these phrases out of their original context and placing them in a new one, a newborn presence for the inmates takes place in public space and a dialogue within an interactive environment is created between two separate realities.

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The billboard works have been photographed by Yekutieli in the context of their new urban surroundings. These images will be paired in a diptych with the letter from which the featured text originated, and exhibited in the entrance hallway gallery at OZ Arts throughout the festival and the month following. 

Vicariously Speaking will be exhibited June 21st – August 31st.

Inside Out by French street artist JR

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You might know JR from his recent disappearing act. He hid the Louvre Pyramid in plain site by covering it with images of the background museum. Now the iconic street artists bring his global portrait project to Nashville.

Description from the OZ Arts project page:

In a truck traveling photo booth, people get the opportunity to share their portraits and, by extension, their stories. To date, more than 130 countries worldwide have participated, with a unique theme in each setting, transforming messages of personal identity into works of public art. The OZ Art Fest iteration of Inside Out, on the theme of “inclusion,” will visit three Nashville neighborhoods, on June 21, 22 and 23. The community will be invited to have their photographic portraits taken and instantly printed as giant posters. These posters will be combined to create a mural collage in that community, and participants can be emailed a file of their portrait. On June 24 and 25, the truck will park at OZ Arts, where new portraits will be taken, printed and combined with those reprinted from around the city in a massive mural mounted onto the roof and exterior of the building—a lasting portrait of Nashville.

INSIDE OUT TIMES & PRICING:
Tuesday | 10am – 4pm | Casa Azafrán (2195 Nolensville Pike) | Free Admission
Wednesday | 10am-4pm | Location TBD | Free Admission
Thursday | 10am-4pm | Meharry Medical College (DR. D. B. Todd Blvd.) | Free Admission
Friday – Saturday | 11am – 9pm | $20 for Adults/ Under 12 Free
-$20 ticket covers both Friday & Saturday admission-

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OZ Art Fest will also feature live performances by Paul Birch and the WPA Ballclub and The Great Aspirations of Sun Conductor. Check the schedule below and get tickets for the paid events at the OZ Art Fest site.

OZ is located at 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir, Nashville, TN 37209.

June 21 – 25, 2016

Special Performances: Friday–Saturday | June 24–25, 2016 | 5 PM–Late

*Bring Blankets & Chairs for the Lawn!

Featured Food Trucks: Califarmia (Fri 5-9pm), Trailer Perk (Fri 5-9pm)New Hickory (Sat 12-3pm) and Four & Twenty Blackbirds (Sat 4-7pm)

Tuesday, June 21 – Free Admission

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out Project at Casa Azafrán (2195 Nolensville Pike)

11:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Addam Yekutieli (aka Know Hope)

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

Wednesday, June 22  – Free Admission

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out – Location TBD

11:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Tony Youngblood + select artists

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

Thursday, June 23

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out Project at Meharry Medical College (DR. D. B. Todd Blvd.)

11:00 – 5:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Paul Burch, Brooke Waggoner & Eric Hillman

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  |  MAPs CLOSED

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  TNT feat. Tony Youngblood’s MAPs | $15

Friday, June 24 – $20 for Adults/ Under 12 Free
-$20 ticket covers both Friday & Saturday admission-

11:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Daren Strange & Lauren Walker

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  PERFORMANCE (Paul Burch and the WPA Ballclub)

Saturday, June 25 – $20 for Adults/ Under 12 Free
-$20 ticket covers both Friday & Saturday admission-

11:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  MAPs, Vicariously Speaking, and Inside Out Project

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Inside Out Project Artists

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  PERFORMANCE (The Great Aspirations of Sun Conductor)

Modular Art Pods Performance Schedule

Andri Alexandrou performing.

Modular Art Pods at OZ is one week away! We’re excited to share with you the MAPs performance schedule.

Performances at MAPs are a bit different than your conventional performances. As you make your way through the exhibit, you’ll discover people singing, dancing, acting, playing instruments, and even having one-on-one conversations with you. Performers will take shifts in designated performance pods, so there will always be something new to discover. During Thursday Night Things, there will also be surprise performances and interactions not listed here.

Exhibition hours, directions, and ticket info can be found here.

Echoes (Pod 23)

 Date  2-4pm  4-6pm  6-8pm
 Tuesday 6/21  (3pm) Blue Stocking  Blue Stocking  Dustin Hedrick
 Wednesday 6/22  Rebekah Alexander  Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing  chatterbird
 Thursday 6/23  Mike Kluge  See TNT Sched  See TNT Sched
 Friday 6/24  Rebekah Alexander  Blue Stocking  Aubrey Derryberry
 Saturday 6/25  N&XT  Dig Deep Light Show / Ben Marcantel  Dig Deep Light Show / Droneroom
 Thursday Night Things, 6/23/2016
 6:00pm – 6:30pm  6:30pm – 7pm  7:00pm – 7:30pm  7:30pm – 8pm  8:00pm – 8:30pm  8:30pm – 9pm
 Mike Kluge  Blue Stocking*  Rebekah Alexander  Aubrey Derryberry  Brian Siskind  Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing

Water Rings (Pod 6)

 Date  4-6pm  6-8pm
 Tuesday 6/21  Marlos E’van  Colleen Phelps
 Wednesday 6/22  Marlos E’van  Big Guise
 Thursday 6/23  See TNT Sched  See TNT Sched
 Friday 6/24  Andri Alexandrou  Big Guise
 Saturday 6/25  Andri Alexandrou  Aubrey Derryberry
Thursday Night Things, 6/23/2016
 6:00pm – 6:30pm  6:30pm – 7pm  7:00pm – 7:30pm  7:30pm – 8pm  8:00pm – 8:30pm  8:30pm – 9pm
 Andri Alexandrou  Andri Alexandrou Big Guise  Colleen Phelps  Sideshow  Sideshow

Geodesic Dome (Pod 60)

 Date  2-4pm  4-6pm  6-8pm
 Tuesday 6/21  5-7pm White Orchard Theater – Polar North 1955
 Wednesday 6/22  Oliver Dodd  Ben Marcantel  Brian Siskind
 Thursday 6/23
 Friday 6/24  W.O.T – Polar North 1955
 Saturday 6/25  5-7pm White Orchard Theater – Polar North 1955

On Wednesday night from 6:30-8pm, Aubrey Derryberry will interact with guests in a special roaming performance.

Performers:

Rebekah Alexander

Live solo vocal pieces intertwined with theatrical monologues and chance compositions with audience interaction.

Andri Alexandrou

Human transference — be it conversation, story, or secret — in an intimate setting.

Big Guise (Alexine Rioux Mika Agari, and Kayla Saito)

Investigators of short-term connection. Food will be shared. Records will be taken.

droneroom (Blake Conley with Jane Boxall and Brady Sharp)

Improvised drone music with a rotating cast of collaborators.

Aubrey Derryberry

Site-specific, improvisation-driven performance art that explores the interplay between healer/afflicted, movement /stasis, and wholeness/fragmentation.

Oliver Dodd (and guests)

Longform ambient electronic Eurorack improvisations.

Marlos E’van

E’van will lay in a motionless state on the floor. He will be surrounded by caution tape, which will act as a barrier between himself and the audience.

N&XT (Led by Lindsay Goranson)

N&XT presents “Your TV is Watching.” Are you the audience? Or are you the entertainment? Find out in this singular performance piece.

Dustin Hedrick

Live painting on a massive canvas. Check back throughout the shift to see Hedrick’s progress.

Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing

As Kintzing plays steel drum, Hicks will perform a silent play about the life and death of an aquarium-imprisoned octopus, complete with octopus costume handmade by local designer Nic Magee.

Blue Stocking (Ashley Lawless and Janelle Bonfour-Mikes)

Movement art that is a blend of physical theater, modern dance and Japanese Butoh. Eggs will be set out on the floor in the pattern of Venus’s path around the sun. The performers will walk the path 13 times, each time presenting a different story, a different viewpoint, and a different moment in time.

Sideshow Ensemble (Jessika Malone & Co.)

Progressive performance artist in the style of “choose your own adventure.”

Ben Marcantel with Tye Bellar,  Seth West, and Ryan Norris (spiritual guidance)

Marcantel and crew will use multiple loops and original content samples to create continually changing sound structures.

Colleen Phelps

Classical percussion constrained by the small parameters of the pod.

Brian Siskind

Live sound made of old records and field recordings stitched into collage with beats.

chatterbird (Celine Thackston & Co.)

Chamber performances with projections. One of the pieces they will perform is Halldor Smarason’s “1972.” The piece recreates the 13th game of the 1972 chess championship between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, with amplified chess moves giving a rhythmic foundation to the piece.

Dig Deep Light Show (Scott Sanders, Brian Miles, Megan Curtin. Derek Schartung)

Liquid light show using overhead projectors, moire fabric, colored oil and water.

MKAV (Mike Kluge Audio Visual)

Synchronization system performance; audio will trigger projections and physical light devices that correspond to the audio’s spectral and dynamic information.

White Orchard Theater

“Polar North, 1955” is a story of innocence, wilderness, exploration, romance, and industrial-age consumerism told by an arctic explorer and his lover, through a series of letters. This short piece combines live performance with motion illustration. It will be projected into the Digital Dome.

Sponsor a Pod at OZ Arts Nashville Show

Modular Art Pods, the open-source, collaborative art tunnel, is coming to OZ Arts on June 21 through 25 with a special Thursday Night Things event June 23 at 6 p.m.

The podsters are building incredible things, and I can’t wait for you to experience the 60 miniature environments!

If you like what we’re doing, there’s a way you can help. OZ is seeking pod sponsorships — $100 for small pods and $200 for large pods — to help defray the costs of artist supplies, pod production, and administration. Sponsors will have their names featured on the signage at the show as well as receive free tickets. If you’re unable to contribute, you can also help us by sharing this message on social media. See the details below and donate here. Thank you for your consideration.

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Donate here.

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Modular Art Pods at OZ Announces Participating Artists!

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Modular Art Pods is pleased to announce the list of participating artists for our weeklong exhibition at OZ Arts Nashville,  June 21-25, 2016! To learn more about MAPs, go here.

We contacted all applicants about their status a few weeks ago. If you applied but DID NOT hear from me, please contact me at tonyyoungblood@gmail.com.

Pod Makers:

Ashley Adkins and Leah Sawyer
Mika Agari, Alexine Rioux, and Kayla Saito
Art & Soul Studio
Matthew Batty
Tyler Blankenship and Sarah McDonald
Chip Boles
Amanda Joy Brown and Kyle Jones
Jason Brown and the Postal Provocateurs
Paul Cain
Erica Ciccarone
Carla Ciuffo
Ben Clark and Matt Fox
Alexis Colbert
Sarah Cozort
Jenn Deafenbaugh and Monica Bolles
Jim DeVault
Zach Duensing
Patricia Earnhardt and Elizabeth Sanford
Dylan Ethier and Molly Lahym
The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project
Osvaldo Gonzalez
Trey Gossett
Phillip Granke
Ben Green and Rebecca Steinberg
Rhendi Greenwell
Brandon Greer
Zack Hall
Briena Harmening and Jaime Raybin
Emily Holt
Robbie Lynn Hunsinger
Beth Inglish
Isle of Printing
Travis Janssen and Alex Lopez
Megan Kelley and Stephen Zerne
Jennifer Knowles (Brown Dog Bindery)
Shana Kohnstamm
Mia Krout, Ben Marcantel , Ryan Norris, and Christine Rogers
Emily Sue Laird and Jake Wells
Clayton Landiss
Ariel Lavery and Christopher Lavery
Sara Lederach
Jonathan Lisenby
Jovanni Luna
Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews
Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society
George Miller and Vivian Saxon
Mary Mooney
Joe Nolan and Antonia Oakes
Luke Rainey
Beth Reitmeyer and ELEL
Kit Reuther
Gordon Roqué
Liz Clayton Scofield
Abbey Skojec
Brian Somerville and Will Somerville
Lain York

Performers:

Rebekah Alexander
Andri Alexandrou
Big Guise
chatterbird
Aubrey Derryberry
Dig Deep Light Show
droneroom
Marlos E’van
MKAV (Mike Kluge Audio Visual)
Lindsay Goranson
Dustin Hedrick and Bethany Langford
Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing
Ashley Lawless
Ben Marcantel and Ryan Norris
Colleen Phelps
Sideshow @ Actors Bridge
Brian Siskind