Sight School


Re-Imagine | Re-Build | Repeat:WEEK 4: Kelly Lynn Jones, Maggie Haas, and Samantha Roth
October 26, 2010, 5:23 pm
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Please join us for the fourth opening of Re-Imagine | Re-Build | Repeat:

Saturday, October 30 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

For week four, Kelly Jones, Samantha Roth and Maggie Haas will turn Sight School into a workshop.

They will veer off the track of their regular studio practices to spend a week making things without considering ahead of time whether they’re art or not. What happens when you don’t differentiate between making a drawing and making a bookshelf? Or a shirt? They’ll think about why they get the urge to take on these personal projects, from cooking to gardening to carpentry, when they are in the studio.

The artists will come prepared with a wish list of projects that get sidelined in the studio. They will start by constructing their ideal temporary workshop. Some of their projects may overlap, and they will share tools and materials, and maybe collaborate.

The week will be about realizing dream projects and probing what it means for an artist to work, and what that work is.

Observation Booth: Georgia Carbone and Kelly Lynn Jones:

This week at Sight School, Kelly Lynn Jones and Georgia Carbone will continue investigating the neighborhood with collecting, archiving, exploring, talking with neighbors and finishing up the 4 week residency of the Observation Booth.

Stay tuned for THE CLOSING ON NOVEMBER 6th!! This will be a culmination of all the projects that took place at Sight School for the past 5 weeks.



Re-Imagine | Re-Build | Repeat:WEEK 3: Kelly Lynn Jones and Matthew Waldbillig THE OPENING!
October 26, 2010, 4:52 pm
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The Map
October 26, 2010, 4:32 pm
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Kelly Lynn Jones and Matthew Waldbillig explore the many layers of how history unfolds between the archetypal function of an object and story telling. By using objects found buried in the back yard at Sight School and the folklore passed on by local residents they create their own myths within the place. To start their own layer they collect the… ephemera of the past and aim to highlight the constant evolving nature of history.

Gallery

1. This is what remains from a guitar that belonged to an unknown aspiring folk singer of the late 1960′s. He realized his songs were completely derivative and unable to create an original song so he jumped off the Bay Bridge to his death.

2. Before the buffalo moved to Golden Gate Park, they roamed with the wild dogs of Oakland.

3. No clue.

4. Found in back yard.

5. This was used in a ritual a bunch of people from the 1970′s performed. They all had taken a bunch of acid and were making up the ritual based on watching the Wicker Man. Little did they know they were actually calling up evil spirits. No one knows exactly what happened that night, all that was left was a giant black burnt circle in the ground and this star shape. There was only one survivor who currently is in a mental hospital. The other participants’ whereabouts are unknown.

6. The gun was used by a woman who killed her husband after she discovered sexually suggestive letters he received from another woman. After confronting him, he denied it and claimed they were not his. She did not believe him, so in a fit of rage, she used his shotgun and shot his leg almost completely off. He begged for his life and swore they were not his, so she looked closer and noticed they were addressed to his father who had the same name and were written twenty years later. Embarrassed and frightened, she ran out of the house screaming and was never to be seen again.

7. This Pick Axe was from the late 1800′s and was discarded after never striking gold.

8. This was one of two hinges that used to hold up a wooden shelf up high in an attic of an office building that used to be on San Pablo Ave. On this shelf there were folders of important document on the Key System, which was the mass transit in the East Bay started in 1903 and ended 1960. The documents disappeared right before the Key System was stopped. We will never know what was in the documents and if they were part of the reason the transit was shut down.

Studio

9. Current Resident

10. Not everyone that goes to Burning Man is a bad person, I know one.

11. He wanted to have a bike shop, so this space was perfect. He began to collect used bikes. One day he couldn’t leave his house.

12. I think he came from back East, New York maybe. His voice quivered while his hand movements were fast. He bought every major city Newspaper daily and covered the windows so no one could see in. He disappeared one day. Months later a dry cleaners moved in.

13. During Prohibition the fermentation process was often extended by burying the bottles underground. This was also a way to throw off the cops.

14. No one believed the hippy woman’s ghost stories, however the creaking on the roof never ceases.

15. Documentation of one week in Sight School’s history.
Notes, Objects, Dialogue, Various Remnants

October 23, 2010, Sight School, Oakland. CA



Week 3 Install
October 26, 2010, 4:16 pm
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Re-Imagine | Re-Build | Repeat:WEEK 3: Kelly Lynn Jones and Matthew Waldbillig
October 26, 2010, 4:15 pm
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For Week 3, Kelly Lynn Jones and Matthew Waldbillig explore the many layers of how history unfolds between the archetypal function of an object and story telling. By using objects found buried in the back yard at Sight School and the folklore passed on by local residents they create their own myths within the place. To start their own layer they collect the… ephemera of the past and aim to highlight the constant evolving nature of history.

In the form of an interactive installation, Kelly Lynn Jones and Matthew Waldbillig present their story at Sight School.

Observation Booth: Georgia Carbone and Kelly Lynn Jones:

This week at Sight School, Kelly Lynn Jones and Georgia Carbone begin to look closer at the various photographs and stories within the neighborhood that were discovered last week from the local Library. This week parallels the project inside Sight School with Matthew Waldbillig.



Re-Imagine | Re-Build | Repeat:WEEK 2: Kelly Lynn Jones and Brandon Walls Olsen THE OPENING!
October 19, 2010, 11:24 pm
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Rules of Play
October 19, 2010, 10:49 pm
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One player writes an instruction to be completed by both players in their respective spaces. The next player creates their instruction based off of the previous directions and matter that they have produced and arrange within their space. The duty of supplying the instructions alternates between players.

If a previous step is referenced in an instruction that is no longer available, replace this part of the instruction with a photo document of it.

If you arrive at a boundary in accomplishing a step, continue on around the corner until the desired length has been achieved.

If you lack a specific material required for an instruction, substitute it a drawing of that material.



Instructions
October 19, 2010, 10:47 pm
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Instructions:

#1 KLJ: Create a repeated pattern with 4 shapes and the colors of gray, pink and orange. It should be no bigger than 24in.

#2 BWO: Using the entirety of the pattern and the whole of any support that it was produced on, rearrange the project so that it no longer has any pattern.

#3 KLJ: Take one piece of the leftover pattern and make a larger version of itself, then attach it to one side of wall 12in from the ground and attach a 36 in string to it. The other end of the string should gently lie on a favorite object. **photograph this.

#4 BWO: Replace the favorite object with an interpreted miniature version of the first Richard Tuttle artwork that you encounter next, whether it be in person or in reproduction.

#5 KLJ: Take that miniature version and place it in a “natural” environment. Find a shape within that environment that you find intriguing and make a drawing of it that is at least 3ft tall.

#6 BWO: Make a black paper diamond coming from each corner of the drawing.

#7 KLJ: Within the diamond, re-interpret this Yoko Ono’s piece:
Build a dotted line house
Let people imagine the missing parts (a)
Let people forget about the missing parts (b)

#8 BWO: You are now entering Sight School.
1. Place your drawing in the right corner of your space so that it rests on your wall, your right side boundary, and the floor.

2. Your work from step three should be centered along the length of the wall, and placed at eye level. Eyeball this positioning.

3. Your favorite object should be positioned in a safe place, and can be moved at any point later to ensure its safety.

4. Position your work from step two directly above that from step three. Use or alter the hanging device so that it is pink.

5. Place your photograph of the mini Tuttle to the right side of the hanging 36in string from step three. Align the photo’s bottom edge with the strings end. Orient the photo so that the side which is green or closest to green is at the top.

#9 KLJ: Take 6 steps (foot in front of foot) from the wall under Step 2 and 3. Then take one step right. Create an object with a material of your choice that is inspired by Step 6. It cannot be larger than 24in high and should have the color gray somewhere in it.

#10 BWO: Apply the same gray to the length of the left side of your 36in string.

#11 KLJ: Start from the middle divide of boundary. Take 3 steps forward. Take 1 step left. Make a box using the color orange. Inside the box arrange the scraps/ leftovers from Step 6 to current inside.

#12 BWO: Affix a new string from the point where your hanging string ends and attach its other end to the exterior of your box. It should be as taut as possible.

#13 KLJ: Count the number of pins in the curtains. This number is how many squares you will make. The material is your choice. They will then be stacked and installed on the wall one Ft. above the first line in Step 8. The squares cannot exceed 2in wide.

#14 BWO: Go to the library across the street. Pick an image out of a book that interests you. Photocopy it. Take the first copy, no matter how it turns out. Reverse the order of the whole number portion of the call number which is closet. Copy the first image, which appears in this book, or copy the title page in the case that there are no images present. Accept the first Xerox.

#15 KLJ: Trim photocopies to desired length. Hang them side by side, 9in from the corner on left side and 12in below the wall. Attach these with tape. Find something interesting within the photo on the right and create a new 3D version of it. Once finished, it should be placed 5 steps in front of Step 9 (towards wall connected to door), then one step right.

#16 BWO: Take one piece of scrap from your Xeroxes and a piece of a single material from your construction. Mail them to the other player at Sight School. When they arrive, they must be incorporated into the step being worked on at the moment. Whoever had created this direction will decide how they are added in.

#17 KLJ: On one piece of 8.5 x 11in white paper, write a text piece that consists of only 5 words. It has to be in the middle of the page. The words come from text found from your scraps of the photocopy. Use every other word to create your 5 word sentence. The paper goes directly above the two photocopies.

#18 BWO: Find 5 verticals and 5 horizontals to extend onto the wall. These can be of any length, but at least one rectangle must be produced. Draw them with a pencil.

#19 KLJ: Use the rectangle from Step 18 as a guide. Measure it to the ground. Then use a ruler and measure 48in onto the floor. Make the same size rectangle in that place. It will act as a “shadow of the original”. You can use any material to make the rectangle.

#20 BWO: Place a pillow from home beneath the shadow.

#21 KLJ: Go back to the photocopy on the right from Step 15. Create another 3D form like the 3D version you have already made. This one should be at least 24in in height. It should also have at least one element from the original 3D. It should be positioned one step in front and one step left in front of Step 11. It should also have at least one element from Step 11 incorporated.

#22 BWO: Take an object or material. Do not alter or cut it down. Fold it in half. Place it beneath one of your objects that sits on the floor.

#23 KLJ: Take 4 steps away from the wall next to your Richard Tuttle piece. Then take 1 step right. Create a small piece no bigger than 3in that somehow relates to the curtains.

#24 BWO: Spanning the distance between that object and the wall, place something blue along the floor.

#25 KLJ: Cut the string that was attached to the box and 36in string. Curl it up and place it on top of your rectangle shadow.

#26 BWO: Place something that travels beneath your pillow and your box, without being beneath any other parts.

#27 KLJ: Remove one part of something you do not feel is working.

#28 BWO: Place the removed portion alongside your pillow.

#29 KLJ: Take the same material you folded and put it under an object and put under an object and put it under your favorite object.

#30 BWO: Do the same thing 85 times to the wall.

#31 KLJ: Put the envelope either behind or underneath your favorite object. Take one piece of the mail and collage it to your Richard Tuttle photocopy. Take the other piece and put it on your shadow rectangle.



The Second Week Install
October 19, 2010, 10:30 pm
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For Week 2, Brandon Walls Olsen and I worked side by side with curtains dividing us. We could not see each others work but were making work from the same set of instructions.

The First Instruction.

Create a repeated pattern with 4 shapes and the colors of gray, pink and orange. It should be no bigger than 24in.

Our Instructions



Re-Imagine | Re-Build | Repeat:WEEK 2: Kelly Lynn Jones and Brandon Walls Olsen
October 14, 2010, 5:25 pm
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Please join us for the second opening of Re-Imagine | Re-Build | Repeat:
The opening is this Saturday, 10/16 from 7-9pm.

For Week 2, Kelly Lynn Jones and Brandon Walls Olsen have devised a game in which they both, as players, interpret and respond to a series of instructions. The duty of creating the next instruction alternates between players. Each will call for either new actions or reply to the specific versions, edits, and accumulations of forms. This will be occurring …only within their individual spaces temporarily held at Sight School, as they are literally blind to the other player’s previous translations from language to production which have simultaneously occurred next door.

Although the game has no set goal, it functions to highlight the artists’ working methodologies and logic, and to expose the malleability of these practices under various limitations and structures. The project has also been designed to position the collaborative space as a site of competition, or one for productive misinterpretations, as laboratory, and as an intersection between monologue and dialogue.

First two instructions:

Kelly Lynn Jones: Create a repeated pattern with 4 shapes and the colors of gray, pink and orange. It should be no bigger than 24in.

Brandon Walls Olsen: using the entirety of the pattern and the whole of any support that it was produced on, rearrange the project so that it no longer has any pattern.

Observation Booth: Georgia Carbone and Kelly Lynn Jones:

This week at Sight School, Kelly Lynn Jones and Georgia Carbone begin to orient themselves in the area surrounding The Observation Booth. Exploring empty lots and the multiverse of the library across the street brings up the theme of “Latency”.




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