We should put up signage for Sudo Room on the Broadway side of the building.
We've already asked George about whether it would be OK to put it on the arched awning above the 2141 Broadway door and have the go ahead.
Apparently, if we use the same white on blue format, there are no additional costs. Other colored designs would require Sudo room being registered with the city & have to take part in paying for insurance for the building (albeit proportional).
Does anyone have the tools necessary to make the stencil? Anyone up for painting over the stencil in the bear future? In fact, if it's trivial to do - might make sense to try and get it done by Art Murmur tomorrow night.
sent from eddan.com
Today's oakland tribune article on first friday capture the politics
coming to a head this week surrounding art murmur, the police, etc..
Here's a snippet and a link below.
For a more comprehensive view of the situation - see Oakland Local
coverage @ http://oaklandlocal.com/tags/art-murmur.
OAKLAND -- First Fridays were an unabashed bonanza for bars, restaurants
and Oakland pride until a teenager was fatally shot at the most recent
With the monthly festival scheduled to return this week, excitement is
tinged with anxiety as doubts remain over whether organizers can handle
another massive crowd.
"I crossed my fingers that it might rain and everyone could catch their
breath and figure out how to handle this in a better way," said John
Mardikian, whose Telegraph Avenue restaurant and beer garden counts on
the festivals for about one-quarter of total sales.
Adding to concerns, an offshoot of Occupy Oakland has called for an
anti-police march through downtown Oakland from 7 to 10 p.m. that night.
Below are the notes I took from the State of the Room weekend meeting on
Sudo Art, also to give background on the issues and suggestions that have
been discussed before.
Sudo Art. Planning meeting 12/15.
Order of discussion:
1. What we've done so far.
2. What we've got at this point.
3. What we Need to Do?
4. What is the Organization & Governance?
On what we've done so far --
1- Circle thing with Max. circle packing.
2- Press Conference
3- Announcement of Intent to Exist
4- How Mnay People Can You Fit in a 100 sq. ft. room.
5- tracy display kinetic sculptures
6- Jae Kwon working the 3d printer
On what we need to do:
1 - sign up for Art Murmur officially
2 - Raise money to paay for the fee.
3 - Figure out what to do with downstairs/fishbowl
4 - Talk to George about his plans.
What is the organization & Governance?
Dynamic Association -- Members can change from month-to-month
Need 3 jobs - exchequer, scribe, & facilitator
ideal size 6-8 people willing to sign up.
time frame for when to do it.
suggest a theme by Sudo Room.
Sudo Art collective artists discussion-
Only showing art that is part of the collective?
this would need structure.
Advantages of having a small group go in on the Sudo Art.
split cost for space
for paying Art Murmur (or joining)
Need to figure out advantages & disadvantages of joining Art Murmur.
Wine & cheese - some for that.
get local restaurants to serve & advertise.
Mobile payment - Pogo.
Different model - rotate curator. w/ these people.
When the curator is really good.
We can also have lots of Internet art.
on Artist payment
Mission co-op on Valencia - what's already been done.
artists keep something like the 70%. 1 shift per month per person taht
takes a cut on the side. 10% house. 20% seller.
Press a button if you like something & a portion of proceeds go to the
author of the work or the artist that did it.
People pay a flat fee & then it gets distributed
How should we get these 6-8 people?
Critical here is curation.
should not be too controlled.
Dynamic Association of Displayed Art - separate Sudo Art, co-owners.
curators - people who decide on what goes in there each month.
Connect to the Art World.
email describing it and the invitation to be forwarded around.
Tweet out to people who are artists.
6-8 people as rotating gallery curators.
Signage - Get the logo on the building!
Since the subject of Sudo Room membership in the official Art Murmur
program has come up several times - let me point people to where the
conversation was left off on the Sudo Room mailing list.
Though it is not necessary and perhaps a distraction to discuss for
planning this Friday, the fact that it's come up every time gives me
the sense that people have strong opinions about it.
Tracy et al. Sudo Artists -
Did we end up doing anything further about being members of Art Murmur
after your message below? Do Sudo artists think it's worth being
officially connected? According to the Art Murmur membership
galleries or mixed-use spaces participating in First Fridays receive
the following benefits:
* Representation on the Art Murmur map and postcard, which will be
printed as needed.
* Representation on the Art Murmur website, with ability to update
* Access to post on the Oakland Art Murmur Facebook page.
* Opportunity to participate in Saturday Stroll, which is marketed
with its own postcard, ad campaign, program listings, and press
* Opportunity to participate in the annual Murmurama event, which
takes place on the third Saturday in May.
* Opportunity to lead a guided tour of OAM galleries, which is a
great way to bring new people to your venue.
* Sticker to identify you as an Oakland Art Murmur member, and
temporary signs that wrap around poles, to install when you are open
or on First Friday.
* Networking and press opportunities as they arise.
As Tracy described in her earlier email below, the only real obstacle
to our joining is the cost - $100 one time application fee and then
If we do join (and probably even if we don't), it seems like a good
idea to create some way of regularly organizing events around Art
There was an ad hoc list of a few people who expressed interest in
helping out, but there wasn't much of a coordinated effort. Tracy's
set-up in the box office was awesome last month, but we're going to
more reliable participation for this to work. While an ad hoc group
makes sense for particular projects, I think some kind of stable, but
dynamic group of Sudo folk, even if just a few people, could really
help round up participation for displaying the art people make anyhow
as well as other coordination as required. I propose we form something
like a Dynamic Association for Displayed Art (DADA) that rotates
active contributors each month based on the particular installations
and projects are going on. Documenting how we go about it each month
on the Sudo Wiki would also be really helpful for coordinating future
events more efficiently.
Given the Ferro Fluids phenomena transpiring in Sudo Room and now the
arrival of a giant papier-maché cruise-ship, we should get some Sudo
folks on a cc:ed list to communicate about the Aug. 3 Art Murmur. This
group can solicit people's art, make sure projectors, etc. are set up,
make sure there are cups to accompany the wine, make sure teenagers
don't exceed their turn playing Frogger, and other logistics evidently
I want to put together a 'happening' connected to the box office
maximum occupancy experiment on Aug. 3, if anyone else wants to help
that. And with the Ghostbusters showing at the Paramount - it would
also be great to get some help with the 8.5 ft. inflatable Stay Puft
Marshmallow Men (which ended up taking more than three hours to hang
from the roof of 2135 Broadway, even with the landlord George's
So since the August First Friday Art Murmur is now coming upon us in a
week and a half and with the possibility of also doing something for
the Saturday Stroll, we should find out who's interested in being in
the DADA committee for August. Following up on yesterday's meeting
about Art Murmur (https://pad.riseup.net/p/sudoroom), please let Tracy
(kinetical at comcast.net
<http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/sudoroom>) and/or me
know and we'll start off the planning discussion.
[7/2012 DADA collaborator]
On 6/23/12 5:37 PM, Tracy Jacobs wrote:
>* Welcome Hilary!*>**>* So about the Art Murmur membership, I don't see anything on here that *>* would exclude us, it might require some small time committments from *>* people to have the "gallery" open. In theory the gallery could just *>* be the box office, with a rotating show.*>**>* http://oaklandartmurmur.org/get-involved/become-a-member-gallery*>**>* The other thing though is there is a fee, it's pretty cheap for an *>* organization, but too much for me to pay alone. $100 one time *>* application fee and then 175 a year membership. Perhaps we can *>* consider this at a future business meeting.*>**>* I have yet to hear from any of you about your plans for the July 6th *>* Art Murmur? Is anybody working today ?*>**>* Tracy*
with the projector in the common area, we can play just about any movie - I've got a whole bunch of topical documentaries and films on DVD.
Since a documentary was proposed. I was wondering what people thought of "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119107/) - my favorite by Errol Morris - instead.
And what time should the screening be to coordinate with other activities?
On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM, Jenny Ryan wrote:
> Documentary folks found an alt location, apparently. Too bad, cause it looked pretty rad!