New Orleans Biennial 2008

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October 30 2008, KKProjects presents a series of large-scale site-specific installations for the New Orleans Biennial, Prospect 1.  The installations are sited throughout the city, at locations including:  The six houses of KKProjects St. Roch on N Villere Street; Elysium, on Elysian Fields Avenue; The St Roch Market on St Claude Avenue, The Brickyard on the Mississippi River, The French Market in the French Quarter, and The Stardust Dineron Julia Street in the New Orleans Gallery District. The exhibition opens with a series of events, including the Opening Night Party at KKProjects October 30, the Sunset Cocktail Reception + Opening Dinner in The Orange Grove at the Brickyard October 31, A National Press Conference for Mel Chin’s SAFEHOUSE installation at 12:30pm October 31, the Gala Feast for 300 at one table November 1, an All Night Dance Party in the Brickyard Oct 31 + Nov 1, and farewell Cocktails in the Orange Grove at The Brickyard, November 2.  (see schedule) Breakfast will be served every morning at 8am and every night from midnight to 4am in theStardust Diner, an installation / functional diner at 527 Julia street. The Conceptual Bar and All Night Fire will be open in the Brickyard until dawn on Friday + Saturday night. In preparation for the Exhibition, local and international artists are developing relationships with their sites, surrounding environments, and neighbors to generate projects that live as much through their process of creation as their final physical form. The exhibition is curated by Kirsha Kaechele. Also presented during the exhibition are a series of performance pieces curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and sound and music work curated by Diego Cortez Aimee Toledano. The brickyard is co-curated by KKProjects and AdrinAdrina. A full range of fashion elements engaged in the exhibition are curated by AdrinAdrina. EXHIBITING ARTISTS KKPROJECTS ST. ROCH Mel Chin Peter Nadin Robert Tannen Dawn DeDeaux Homemade Parachute KKPROJECTS ELYSIUM Anne Senstad Kourtney Keller Stephen Collier Anton Ginzburg Jonathan Traviesa Elizabeth Shannon Generic Art Solutions THE BRICKYARD Homemade Parachute George Hargreaves + Associates Generic Art Solutions Anne Senstad AdrinaAdrina Alan Walter Louise Riley Elliott Coon Tony Oursler Michael Portnoy Tora Lopez and Emiliano Maggi L. Gabrielle Penabaz THE FRENCH MARKET Generic Art Solutions Tony Oursler Brian Guidry THE ST ROCH MARKET Tony Oursler JULIA STREET Robert Tannen MOBILE INSTALLATIONS Marion Wilson Alan Walter Lisa Lozano Christopher Kane Generic Art Solutions PERFORMANCE WORK L. Gabrielle Penabaz Angela Freiberger Daniel Rothbart John Perreault Daphane Park Michael Portnoy Shaolin-Do Kung Fu + Tai Chi CURATORS Exhibition:  Kirsha Kaechele, Katherine Bray + AdrinAdrina Sound + Music:  Diego Cortez + Aimee Toledano performance:  Koan Jeff Baysa + Kirsha Kaechele Fashion:  AdrinAdrina EXHIBITON THEMES Conceptually, the installations deal with themes of: Natural Order + Living Systems The Burial of Care Farewell Toast to Rational Methods Mud and Earth Going Native / The Conversion of the Anthropologist Playing the Fiddle as the Ship Goes Down Consumption + Sacrifice The Bujum- Burning of Ones Own Ships Dissolving of Self Into a Greater Organism Being Eaten by Large Animals Rodents and Luxury Goods Accommodation of Paradox Cool with Death Ocularity and Perception / Plato’s Cave Blood Purification +  Metals INSTALLATIONS OVERVIEW The KKProjects St. Roch + The Market sites are open all day, Elysium + The Brickyardare open all night, from 5pm until dawn.  In the center of The Brickyard is an all-night Conceptual Bar by Artist Louise Riley + Concoctionist / Spirits Handler Alan Walter set amid a living Orange Grove by Landscape Architect George Hargreaves + Associatesand projections by Tony Oursler. Norwegian artist Anne Senstad occupies the facade of an adjacent, abandoned factory with her light piece, Light Writes Always in Plural.  An all-night river of fire, by Elliott Coon,will burn every night until dawn in collaboration with AdrinAdrina’s Holy Water Ice Bed. Entrance is possible, though difficult, into Michael Portnoy’s heavily guarded Two Person Night Club.  Marion Wilson’s interactive, mobile museum travels between the various KKProjects sites during opening week, as does Lisa Lozano’s Photobooth. The Brickyard is also home to an installation by Homemade Parachute- KKProjects’ featured resident artist collective.  Key to the installation is the fact that Kim, Scott, and Ben Pterodactyl have locked themselves in the warehouse and will not emerge until the opening of their installation at 5pm, October 31.  They arrived only with tools and are working with materials found on site.  All food and necessities are being delivered by KKProjects andHomemade Parachute.  (Visitors are accepted with proper presentation of edible delicacies.) Elysium, on Elysian Fields Avenue, features several full-warehouse, light based installations by, Steven Collier, Johnathan Traviesa, Anton Ginzburg, Kourtney Keller and Elizabeth Shannon. The St Roch Market, just around the corner from KKProjects St Roch, is host to a sound and light piece by Tony Oursler, in collaboration with the neighborhood. The French Market features an exhibition of precious lost objects by Marion Wilson, installations by Tony Oursler and Brian Guidry, and, directly across the Prospect 1 Mint site, our official information booth- Suspect 1, by Generic Art Solutions. At 527 Julia Street, in partnership with Creative Industry, KKProjects presents The Stardust Diner, a functional diner featuring chef Eman Loubier.  Beginning at Midnight every evening, the Diner is host to The Dew Drop Inn, an all night musical speakeasy. The site also features Robert Tannen’s Stardust installation, a vast display of meteorites and two-ton boulders. At KKProjects St Roch on N Villere Street, artists present installations using an entire house as medium.  Each installation engages the complete house, and relates to the others by tangible or unseen methods. In The Dirt House, Dawn DeDeaux works with vast quantities of mud, glass and water to create an installation / cave.  Next door in The Whitehouse, Mel Chin has created SafeHouse, a mysterious vault- details of the installation rest in complete secrecy until the formal unveiling and press release October 31.  The artist reveals only that the installation involves “a large bank vault and 300 million in the making”. In the Double Shotgun building, also on N Villere Street, artist Peter Nadin works with rodents: INSTALLATION SITES KKPROJECTS ST ROCH | Headquarters Set in the St Roch Neighborhood, KKProjects occupies the one-block area of N. Villere Street between Arts and Music Streets.  The project is composed of six properties, including an old bakery, an abandoned corner store and four dilapidated 1800s houses.  Each structure houses one large-scale, site-specific installation for the New Orleans Biennial’s eleven-week period.  The Bakery serves as headquarters for KKProjects, and is host to our Opening Night Party, The Gala Feast, and a series of performance pieces and sound installations (see schedule).  The six structures and exhibiting artists are as follows: The Bakery                      Peter Nadin The Dirt House                Dawn DeDeaux Derelict Cottage              Dawn Dedeaux The Whitehouse              Mel Chin Double Shotgun              Peter Nadin KKProjects St. Roch 2448 north villere street (between arts + music streets) new orleans, la  |  70117 +1 504 218 8701 +1 404 312 7730 THE BRICKYARD A collection of large scale, site-specific installations and events are set in our stunning annex site along the Mississippi river.  The Brickyard, a block of piled remains from a former Molasses Factory is host to an aromatic Orange Grove by Landscape Architect George Hargreaves + Associates, a Two Person Night Club by Michael Portnoy, an All Night River of Fire by Elliot Coon, an Ice Bed by AdrinAdrina, projections by Tony Oursler, and light sculptures by Generic Art Solutions.  Amid the orange trees and abandoned rusting farm equipment is a warehouse- host to an installation by Homemade Parachute.  Also in the warehouse is the Conceptual Bar, a collaboration between London artist Louise Riley + Spirits Handler Alan Walter.  Set amid the Orange Grove is a series of special events, a dinner, and performances (see schedule). An overgrown cobblestone street connects The Brickyard to the abandoned Ricemills Factory, upon which light work by Norwegian artist Anne Senstad is projected nightly. The Brickyard 3000 Chartres Street between Montegut + Clouet Streets new Orleans, la  | 70117 +1 504 218 8701 +1 404 312 7730 JULIA STREET Have your daily Breakfast at the Stardust Diner on Julia Street.  KKProjects presents two installations in conjunction with Creative Industry:  The Stardust Diner, featuring chef Eman Loubier is a fully functional Diner.  From midnight to 4am every night of opening week, the Diner serves breakfast and is host to The Dew Drop Inn, an all night jazz club and speakeasy.  More rational, composed breakfast may be had every morning before installation visits at 8am.  Adjacent to the Diner is Robert Tannen’s Stardust installation, a majestic array of two-ton boulders and meteorites.  Set within the meteorites is the finest living installation- Robert Tannen himself and the mind held within him. 527 Julia Street between Camp + Magazine Streets new orleans, la 70130 +1 504 218 8701 +1 404 312 7730 THE ST ROCH MARKET A project in partnership with The New Orleans Office of Recovery Management + The French Market Corporation The St Roch Market, just around the corner from KKProjects St Roch, is a dilapidated historic Seafood Market on St Roch Avenue- one of the oldest public markets in America.  Even in its derelict condition, the market is landmark of the St Roch neighborhood.  KKProjects presents Tony Oursler’s collaborative installation with St. Roch neighbors.  Only visible through peepholes, the market’s awe inspiring interior is the set of sound and projected images created with harpist Patrice Fisher and residents, children and gangsters (8th Ward Animals) of the surrounding St Roch neighborhood. KKProjects | St Roch Market 2381 St Claude Avenue at St Roch Avenue new orleans, la 70117 +1 504 218 8701 +1 404 312 7730 ELYSIUM In homage to the street upon which it stands, Elysian Fields Avenue, The Ancient Greeks and the nudist colony of our director’s youth, KKProjects presents Elysium.  An abandoned potato chip factory, the site is home to several large scale, light-based installations including, Anton Ginzburg’s light sculpture, Johnathan Traviesa’s Jazz Police, Elizabeth Shannon living mirliton farm / interior earthwork, Kourtney Keller’s alternate universe, and a dark room of unknown contents by Steven Collier. KKProjects | Elysium 501 Elysian Fields Avenue enter on Decatur Street new orleans, la 70117 +1 504 218 8701 +1 404 312 7730 THE FRENCH MARKET KKProjects brings conceptual installations to the guidebook landmark, New Orleans’ historic French Market, transforming the banal tourist stop into public exhibition space.  Artists Generic Art Solutions, Tony Oursler, Brian Guidry and Marion Wilson work alongside traditional vendors of food, jewelry, and knick-knacks to create work including several projection based installations, a mobile museum, and, adjacent to the imitation purse stands, an imitation information booth:  The “official” Prospect 1 information stand, SusPect 1. The French Market On Barracks Steet Between French Market Place + N. Peters (Across from The US Mint) new orleans, la 70176 +1 504 218 8701 +1 404 312 7730 SCHEDULE THURSDAY, OCT 30 5pm – 7pm  |  Sunset Cocktails at the Stardust Installations | 527 Julia Street 7pm into the night |  Opening of the Exhibition Party at KKProjects St Roch Midnight – 4am Breakfast served at the Dew Drop Inn / The Stardust Diner | 527 Julia Street FRIDAY, OCT 31 | HALLOWEEN 8am– 12pm Breakfast Served at The Stardust Diner | 527 Julia Street 12:30pm Press Conference at KKProjects | unveiling of Mel Chin’s SafeHouse 1pm – 7pm All KKProjects sites (except The Brickyard) open all day 5pm – 7pm   Sunset Opening Gala in The Orange Grove at The Brickyard 7pm – 10pm   Bar B Q Dinner and performance in The Orange Grove at The Brickyard  |  vegetarian options, no reservations required 10pm – Dawn Halloween!  All Night Party in The Brickyard Conceptual Bar in The Orange Grove + All Night Fire Dance Party by DJ Matty and performance until dawn Elysium Installations open until dawn Midnight – 4am Breakfast served at the Dew Drop Inn / The Stardust Diner | 527 Julia Street SATURDAY, NOV 1 8am – 12pm Breakfast Served at The Stardust Diner 10am – 7pm Installations Open All Day at all KKProjects sites 5pm – 8pm Sunset Cocktails in The Orange Grove at the Brickyard in The Conceptual Bar 8pm The Gala Feast (by reservation) Formal Dinner / Living installation at KKProjects St Roch The eve of The Day of The Dead | 300 guests at one table, 7pm into the night See FEAST for details and reservations 12pm – Dawn All Night Party in the Brickyard At The Conceptual Bar All Night Fire + Live concert by The Buttons in the Orange Grove Installations at Elysium open all night Midnight – 4am Breakfast served at the Dew Drop Inn / The Stardust Diner | 527 Julia Street SUNDAY, NOV 2 8am – 11pm Breakfast Served at The Stardust Diner 11am – 3pm Sunday Brunch at in the old bank vault at Latrobe’s. (by reservation). 10am – 7pm Installations open all day at all KKProjects sites 5 pm Farewell Sunset Cocktails in the Brickyard THE GALA FEAST The Feast, set to candlelight on the eve of the Day of the Dead, is a seated dinner for 300 people at one table down the center of a block between Music and Arts streets in St Roch.  Surrounding the table are the illuminated installations of the six KKProjects houses. The evening features the ritualistic presentation of eight courses of divine local ingredients, gives expression of the themes of the exhibition, and is collaboration between artist Dawn DeDeaux, KKProjects and chef Rocky Barnette formerly of the Inn at Little Washington.  Drink concoctions are designed by Spirits Handler Alan Walter. The table, an art installation itself, is exhibited as a still life during the day of the feast, the opening day of the New Orleans Biennial. Participants act as living elements of the installation; the evening and set convey reverence, ritual and abandon.  The menu selections correspond to the sculpted platters and utensils designed for the night’s festivities and every detail acts as expression of the larger themes. In honor of the surrounding swamp and the Louisiana Wetlands, Chef Barnette, will be working with the Food & Water Watch to present sustainable gulf coast seafood through the courses of the night's menu. Throughout the evening, performances erupt in opera, theatre and dance pieces.  Music and sound work, curated by Diego Cortez, accompanies all elements of the night.   For further information contact info@kkprojects.org JOIN THE TABLE Individual Seats              250 Table of 8                      1800 SEAT AN ARTIST 200 dollars sponsors the seat of one of our invited artists PATRONS OF THE EVENING The Derelict Table                                                           5,000 The Dirt House Table                                                      7,000 The Whitehouse Table                                                  10,000 The Head of the Table at Arts Street                             15,000 The Head of the Table at Music Street                          15,000 Sponsor of the Sky (the Moon and the Stars)                20,000 Buy the Whole Table (As in the Table Itself)             by auction EXHIBITING ARTISTS PETER NADIN Peter Nadin’s installation at KKProjects deals with Nutria and the transformation of vermin into a luxury Item. Nadin:  “I must point out that the Nutria is a pest.  The piece, therefore, does not simply involve the slaughtering of innocent animals.  Rather, the installation addresses the paradox of the taboo around fur and popular guilt over ecological responsibility, revealing then, how the impulse towards luxury can help solve an ecological disaster.” Due to its devastating effect on the Louisiana wetlands, there currently exists an eight-dollar bounty per nutria at the Wildlife and Fisheries Centers in Louisiana, to control the invasive nutria population. Nadin:  “I would like to eat them, but they don’t taste that good.  Therefore, let us embrace what is most beautiful in the nutria, and make fine fashions of their fur.” Fur then, is a central component of Nadin’s Installation. Nadin:  “A recognition of our underlying instincts allows for new models of thought and emotion. Why not build differently from there, in a new way.  A way more suited to us…” “…Elemental forms are really about the body, how things enter and leave the body, where light enters the body, how the exterior world impacts the body and moves through it.  There has been an emphasis on occularity to the detriment of the importance of the other senses.  This is where the nose is very interesting, bringing the air, the external into the body and then returning it.  The mouth, the ears, of course the female sexual organs are of great interest- on a number of different levels.” Previous to this installation, Nadin dealt with themes illustrated by the titles of his paintings from 1983: Perhaps the Ego is a Thing of the Past Where Light Enters the Body This installation marks the first exhibition of his work in America since 1992, and represents a radical departure from his previous work in form, but a continuity in conceptual exploration. Nadin’s installation consists of 34, 30-foot wooden poles, slender trunks of the Lodge Pole Pine, from which are made individual pieces of sculpture.  Each pole pierces the dwelling in which the installation is sited, and incorporates the curing nutria pelt, a casting of the nose from Michelangelo’s David, and a clay human effigy, tied onto each pole. In the bedroom, amidst the debris of the abandoned home, Nadin has added contents to the closet:  The nutria, transformed into new garments, including a fur bikini, fur underwear for men, a fur suit, and a fur dress. GENERIC ART SOLUTIONS Generic Art Solutions (GAS) is the collaborative efforts of Matt Vis and Tony Campbell. For KKProjects, GAS has proposed a new state Flag for Louisiana, which combines the current pelican design and the American colonial flag “DONT TREAD ON ME”. This hybrid design shows a rattlesnake coiling around and overpowering the Louisiana state bird on a yellow field with the new motto “DONT WORRY ABOUT IT.”  Along with other socio-political undercurrents, this melee illustrates the New Orleans quandary in its “post-disaster state”: the feeling of being held helpless to the point of endangering lives and livelihood, with our only defense being a laissez-faire attitude that is likely to have put us in such a vulnerable position to begin with. Also, on display in the brickyard, there will be a large-scale outdoor fluorescent light sculpture arranged to simply spell “OK”. Because this installation will be surrounded by the debris of demolished buildings, it will contrast the work of Dan Flavin by illuminating the lack of architectural containment.  While radiating a rather modest exclamation about the current state of affairs in New Orleans, it will act as something of an advertisement attempting to sell the idea that everything is OK in its solemnity. A third project will be an ongoing interactive/performance piece involving the “International Art Police” (a collaborative creation of GAS).  Since 2003, artists Vis and Campbell have internationally patrolled art galleries and museums issuing Art Violations for breaking any of the “general rules of art”.  Outfitted with official uniforms, badges, and a police cruiser, the “Art Cops” act as public servants who represent the pedestrian critic in their attempt to “Safeguard Art Communities Worldwide”. Throughout the months of November and December, the Art Cops will be available by appointment to give guided tours of selected downtown art shows and installations in their police cruiser for a nominal fee.  Entitled “susPect 1” with headquarters located in the French Market, their escorted tours will feature a number of unofficial art sites and quirky locations not likely to be found without their intimate knowledge of the “edgier” neighborhoods. ANNE SENSTAD  |  Light Writes Always in Plural Anne Katherine Senstad’s trilogy, Light Writes Always in Plural- Light Displacement, Section One, Two and Three, is projected through the night in immense scale upon the facade of the abandoned Ricemill Factory, adjacent to the Brickyard. The title refers to Octavio Paz’s essay on Marcel Duchamp, “Water Writes Always in Plural”, where light’s movement echoes the multiplicity of water. Through the three videos, Senstad creates a sculpture in movement by transporting industrial light from an architectonic setting in the First Section, to natural outdoors and beneath oceanic depths in the Second Section, to abandoned shotgun house and setting of Senstad’s site-specific installation, “The LightHouse” that showed at KKProjects in Winter 2006. The use of light and color transform the phenomenology of site-specific spaces and the shapes within them. Through the trance of experimental videos, visual statements and sound, Senstad seeks to create an individualistic sense of meditative contemplation through subjectivity and the multitude of meanings in the displacement of light's function; ranging from light's power to illuminate entropy to its power to move and transform. TONY OURSLER  | Projections in 3 Sites Tony Oursler collaborates with St Roch neighbors to create film projections at four KKProjects locations; The Brickyard, The St. Roch Market, Elysium- an abandoned potato chip factory, and a tree. Directing remotely via cell phone, Oursler reads poetry in a variety of (rather comical) pitches, which are chorused by St. Roch residents. The sessions are recorded by documentary filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker in the remnants of Kysa Johnson’s installation in Double Shotgun. This first day of filming ended in Mutiny when the group of neighborhood boys usurped Oursler’s poetry, transforming “Wonderful World Spin Round”, to “Wonderful girl, come round”, a singing performance which eventually erupted into “Beautiful Girl, Come on Girl”, accompanied by an elaborate stomping/clapping performance (also captured by Snedeker). Oursler and the neighbors, now quite familiar by voice, will meet in person for a second session upon his return for a site visit. Selection of recorded words: mud mud mud brick mud mud mud brick mud mud mud drip drop clock stop splash trash crash cash water water wander everywhere Bone God:  say it with a brick swirl twirl whirl swirl twirl whirl swirl twirl whirl click here click there click click everywhere Play: I'm the bad guy..  wait ... don't... do it to me like that... 9 lives, still in the dark, second life, 3 wishes, wash away one chance Oh no, stream of negative charges pour down wonderful world spin round ANTON GINZBURG Ginzburg:  The installation is about revealing invisible geometry. Creating the space that would encompass the myth of Utopia in the everyday.  Following the trajectory of the green laser beams as they cut into the objects, suspended from the ceilings by chains… The objects are black, their function and identity are obliterated; they are shadows of themselves. The Installation is the experience from the other side of the looking glass, a portal to experience the tension of the elusive "now", where time is paused- the intersection of Utopia and Banality. BRIAN GUIDRY  | Surge Set between the backdrop of the Mississippi River and Jackson Square -across form the infamous Katrina speech by President Bush on September 15, 2005- hundreds of objects extracted from various bodies of water throughout South Louisiana including the Mississippi River swell in response. Laughter ensues! Guidry creates works that in some sense is a recording of the natural environment. The colors he uses in his work have been sampled from the landscape.  In the installation Surge, dried Johnson Grass (Sorghum Halepense) is the source for color. As an artist concerned with the dynamics of the environment -technology, power and the manipulation of nature are recurring themes in his work. ELLIOTT COON |  Fire In the abandoned brickyard, Coon will construct a continuously burning house-frame and a river of fire, what she describes as “a microcosmic cradle of civilization, in mesmerizing flame”. The river will meander and flow through the debris strewn grounds of The Brickyard to meet Hargreaves + Associate’s Orange Grove.  Coon:  “Throughout history, few substances engender both horror and divinity so powerfully as fire. From mythology, through war, and with food and hearth, we find both our origin and our demise in fire; it is the source of both production and destruction.”  Her fire will burn through the duration of the Biennial Opening Week. Coon:  “I hope to articulate human ambivalence towards the force of fire: our fear of this formidable force, and also our awe and appreciation of its beauty throughout time- As well as our deep fascination with its destructive ability.” The fire will also serve as a space in which functional practices occur and collaborations with other artists take place: Coon:  “I hope to turn this apocalyptic/primordial "fire-factory" into a hopeful and rejuvenative space, where factory workers, in uniform, systematically work around the river and home, burning sweet herbs, roasting foods in its embers, and drafting modern cave-drawings with its fallen coal.” ADRINADRINA  |  All Things of The Bedroom In collaboration with the purifying elements of Elliot Coon's Fire, AdrinAdrina will encase a quilt in a queen-size bed of frozen holy water. AdrinAdrina is dedicated to revelry, epic storytelling, her collaborators, and art. She is an artist curator facilitator orchestrator conductor advisor instigator. AdrinAdrina plays hostess to choice art shows, robust events, balls, clambakes, movable feasts, shindigs, galas, soirees, luncheons, functions, banquets, parties, and uncommon retreats in places such as New Orleans, NYC, Marfa, LA, Joshua Tree, Virginia, London, Copenhagen, and Tulum. AdrinAdrina is also a maker of fine objects, mainly of cloth; specifically quilts. In addition to fabric and cloth, adrina also uses ice, salt, metal, resin, wax, and food as instruments of display. She believes fabric has a memory and decorative interiors are able to speak of an interior environment within the human AdrinAdrina's quilts, cloth and objects of art tell stories about personal coups, heart-wrenching tragedies, legendary tales, re-invention of self, sex and survival, comic twists, pioneering enterprises, redemption by way of production, primordial needs, fantastical happenings, and purification as a punctuation. The objects are memoirs of a sort, sometimes a mirror. LOUISE RILEY | Conceptual Nightclub Riley: i will create four 'diagrams'. the work is about the process. the battle to fulfil societal expectations-versus-primal instinct. focusing on the beginning of a relationship to post procreation. forms based on the language of shape and their representation in life. thread as strands of dna. hula hoops as part of a fusion energy device, the basic hexagon diagrams of testosterone and oestrogen. the cell-splitting symmetry of creating life. expect serious string art, mattresses, embroidered compatriots, stickers, hulahoops and much more. MEL CHIN  |  SafeHouse Mel Chin will crack open his installation, SAFEHOUSE, set in The Whitehouse deep within the St. Roch neighborhood, during a National Press Conference on October 31, 2008 at 2PM. An entire house has been transformed into a vault with a massive bank safe door amending its fragile facade.   The formal opening will release the physical and conceptual contents of the vault.  The press conference will commence within the vault immediately after the opening. It is rumored that the vault is protecting a tremendous art investment from the local New Orleans community. Although the project has been enveloped by an unusual amount of secrecy, certain things can now be revealed.  This installation is part of a larger project involving “300 Million in the Making."   This project will seek to determine the exchange value of singular human expression.  It will also present the engineering and scientific coordination of a solution to conditions compromising the health and education of youth. Along with Mel Chin participants will include: Professor Julie Bargmann, UVA Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Dr. Andrew Hunt, Environmental Geochemist, University of Texas, Dr. Howard Mielke, Research Scientist, Tulane Xavier Center for Bio Environmental Research, Members of the St. Roch Community, representatives of government leadership and other associates. Sous Terre Armored Transportation Services (established shortly after Hurricane Katrina) with security guards will be at attention during this entire presentation. GEORGE HARGREAVES + ASSOCIATES  |  The Orange Grove Citrus Grove Elemental Framework The Brickyard landscape is a collection of remnants in simple elemental form. The gravel lot is filled with scattered piles of bricks, bleached wood, twisted rusting metal, abandoned buildings and the palimpsest of old concrete foundations. Occupying this space, placing Art within it and creating an all night celebration inspires the need for a design of space and materials to weave into the existing and thereby produce an environment for this episode of the Brickyards existence, the Biennial. Introducing an arrangement of Citrus trees as a first element with a supporting arrangement of lights begins the transformation. Water, Fire, and Markings on the ground will further the interaction of the scattered remains and speaks to the relationship between decay and order within the built landscape. PHOTOBOOTH | Lisa Lozano Lisa Lozano’s PHOTOBOOTH returns to KKProjects for the New Orleans Biennial.  The PHOTOBOOTH project itself is simple:  photobooth is placed in the street where passing neighbors are invited to sit and have their portraits taken.  In place of the usual backdrop, Lozano has cut a rectangular opening in the booth's back wall.  Through this gesture, the neighborhood itself; the light and sky quality of the moment, are documented along with the subject. Lozano will then take the PHOTOBOOTH on the road, making portraits of residents in neighborhoods around New Orleans, all to be brought together in one display for KKProject’s Biennial show. For this exhibition of PHOTOBOOTH portraits, neighbors and neighborhoods will be shown smiling, side by side; a gesture to reinforce relationships within these communities, and to reduce isolation between communities in New Orleans. JOHNATHAN TRAVIESA | Jazz Fest = Prospect 1 Jonathan Traviesa, dancers Judy Bolton, Katherine Bray, and Kirsha Kaechele and video editor Drew Chastain collaborate to present Jazz Fest = Prospect 1 The excitement building up to Prospect 1 rivals that only of a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, albeit with a very different set of energies and aesthetics. This installation, the cultural love child of these two grand events, brings together video and large panel Polaroids with a special dance + singing performance of Leonard Cohen’s Jazz Police. THE BOOK / Exhibition Catalog KKPROJECTS ARTISTS CATALOG + MANIFESTO | Life Guide chARTa Books will publish a 150 page book on KKProjects. Life Guide is at once art book, project manifesto, good-life guide, and exhibition space.  The book may be read from either cover; one titled Cool With Death, the other titled The Radiant Life, with symmetrical center pages, at which point the book flips.   Readers are invited on a progression from Light to Dark, Failure to Success, Birth to Death.  The book itself is physically stunning.   Marrying 1960s California philosophy with a sleek, high design aesthetic, its pages are black with illustrations, diagrams, artists’ notes, and text in metallic bronze ink.    Its pages are curated as exhibition space:  Internationally recognized artists, thinkers, and scientists contribute writings and artworks in keeping with the philosophy of KKProjects, a contemporary artspace in the ghetto of the 8thWard, New Orleans.  Themes expressed through musings and recorded conversations include The Burial of Care, The Purification Ritual, Neighborhood Love, The Drunken Master, Accommodation of Paradox, Playing the Fiddle While the Ship Goes Down, Consumption by a Greater Organism, Dissolution of Self, and The Moment; with references to such diverse fields as The Ancient Egyptians, Great Poetry and Literature, Insect Behavior, Strategies of War, Urban Agriculture, Greek Drug Culture, Natural Order, Breathing, Herbal Beauty Recipes, The Founding Fathers, Sacred Geometry, Sexual Methods, and other pillars of the Good Life. Rejected Book Description for Barnes & Noble in Response to a Request: “We don’t know what it [the book] is because it’s an exercise in how something builds itself- it all depends on the contributors and the process as it evolves over the next month.  The writing of the book is the practice of our philosophical method:  Go forward with no agenda and trust in natural order.  Therefore, there is no legitimate description for the book.  The completed piece, we imagine, will be refined, interconnected, and complex- more beautiful than anything that could be planned; not unlike our artspace.  Of course this stems only from prior experience, and by nature, cannot be promised.   We can say only this:  There is no plan.  The other central theme of the book:  The key to success involves the beheading of the Director.  The destruction of agenda as a loving act.  And a central practice:  There’s no sense in really talking about something, there is only the fulltime practice of it.  Everything becomes a medium; the description is a piece.  We are using this description as a piece now.” -Spoken from the bathtub Kirsha Kaechele  |  Director, KKProjects | Life is Art Foundation