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Sunday November 13, 11am-5pm

Make the Octopus V

We’ll be back at the City Hall steps again on Sunday – everybody welcomed with open tentacles!

Occupy LA Encampment, steps of LA City Hall at 200 N Spring St, Downtown LA

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Sunday November 6, 11am-5pm

Make the Octopus IV

LOCATION CHANGE: It’s raining, it’s pouring, so we’re moving for today. Please contact us for our studio address: owendriggs@yahoo.com

We’ll be back making the giant octopus puppet at the City Hall steps (same place) on Sunday – everybody welcome!

Occupy LA Encampment, steps of LA City Hall at 200 N Spring St, Downtown LA

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Sunday October 30, 10 am – 5pm

Make the Octopus III

Continuing the octopus ‘skin’ and the ‘skeleton’ we began last weekend – everybody welcome (please bring old plastic bags and scissors!)

Occupy LA Encampment, steps of LA City Hall at 200 N Spring St, Downtown LA

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Sunday October 23, 10 am – 5pm

Make the Octopus II

The making of the giant octopus puppet begins! We’re looking for bamboo and inner tubes – if you have any that you’d like to donate, please contact us: owendriggs@yahoo.com.

Occupy LA Encampment, steps of LA City Hall at 200 N Spring St, Downtown LA

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Thursday October 20th, 6.30pm

Translate the Octopus!

The ‘octopus embracing city hall’ idea is spreading! Gather for a conversation to consider the relevance of the octopus image to the contemporary political situation — and ways to translate those brilliant nineteenth century cartoons into the 2011 context.

The Occupy Library (blue tent), Occupy LA Encampment, LA City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Downtown LA

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Tuesday October 18th, 6.30pm

Make the Octopus I

Join us at a workshop to discuss octopus imagery — in particular a giant puppet –and how to make it!

The Occupy Library (blue tent), Occupy LA Encampment, LA City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Downtown LA

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Sunday October 9, 4.30 pm

Eat the Octopus

History Friends invite you to discuss history and imagery relating to Southern Pacific Railroad, aka the Octopus (SPRR), its relationship to land speculation in Los Angeles and its role in the birth of corporate personhood. With Octopus cake.

The Occupy Library (blue tent), Occupy LA Encampment, LA City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Downtown LA

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Wednesday Feb 22 – Saturday Feb 25, 2012 (day to be determined)

College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles

Owen Driggs will be on a panel discussion at the CCA conference entitled “Performing Space”.  Panelists include: Sara Daleiden, Marie Shurkus, Bill Kelly Jr. and Nancy Popp (panel organizer).

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Thursday August 26, 2010

Economy of Gesture Workshop, LACE 7-10p.m.

6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

On August 26th, Owen Driggs, Evelyn Serrano and Felipe Zuñiga discussed Economy of Gesture with Jules Rochielle of Portable City Project and offered a workshop at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Owen Driggs threw some interesting writing prompts to participants to explore possibilities in the coupling of image and word. Evelyn Serrano and Felipe Zúñiga worked on the formal production of the sign, utilizing various supports and materials to create unique signs, and the development of individual and group performative actions suited to each sign.

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Saturday August 21st, 2010

Economy of Gesture, downtown LA & Little Tokyo, all day

PPS presented Economy of Gesture, a work by Tijuana-based artist Felipe Zúñiga that utilizes the advertising phenomena of sign spinning to convey site-specific poetry interventions. Employing the vigor of “human directionals” who throw, spin and twirl their messages, Economy of Gesture appeared on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on a warm Saturday afternoon.

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Sunday May 16, 2010

Artist Bailout, Angels Gate, CA, 1.00-4.00 pm

Performing Public Space participated in the Artist Bailout: Renegade Bounty Exchange! “A Public Meal Designed to Solicit Community-driven Financial Support and Democratically Fund New Work by Emerging Artists”, the bailout was a collaboration between Autumn Rooney and Elana Mann.

Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

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Saturday May 15, 2010

Owen Driggs presented Performing Public Space at the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open studio event.

2401, 2415, 2421, 2349 S. Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90058

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Saturday March 20, 2010

Closing party: Performing Public Space Tijuana, 11:00 am - all day

Jane Tsong and Miguel Holek: Comfy City

Miguel Holek collaborated on Jane Tsong’s project, Comfy City, in which they carved a chair out from an in situ tree stump a couple doors down from La Casa del Tunél.

LOCATION:  On the sidewalk 15 feet away from La Casa del Tunél

2:00 pm: (approx 2.5 hours)

Fallen Fruit: Acción Fruta Urbana

Fallen Fruit’s Acción Fruta Urbana trees, which were displayed outside on La Casa del Tunél’s sidewak for the duration of the exhibition, were adopted by residents of the La Casa del Tunél area

LOCATION: Starting at La Casa del Tunél, placed around Colonia Federal

4:30 p.m. (approx 2 hours)

Lauren Bon: Tia Juana Day

Tia Juana Day celebrated a special friend in your parents’ generation, someone in whom you confide. Everyone was invited to a game of musical chairs in which the chairs represent the border wall between Mexico and the US. Play went on until all the chairs were eliminated. A photo booth took portraits of each person and their “tia” or aunt on La Casa del Tunél’s rooftop and secrets will be shared (but not in a public way.)

LOCATION: La Casa del Tunél

7:30 p.m. (all night)

John Geary: A Touch of Evil

A video projection on the roof of Mexico’s La Casa del Tunél turned the USA’s UETA parking lot into a cross-border drive in movie theater.

LOCATION: La Casa del Tunél and the UETA parking lot

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Portable City Projects: People’s Café Dance Party

Fun, Dancing and Music with favorite songs, as collected by recent Portable City Project actions

LOCATION: La Casa del Tunél

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Saturday February 6, 2010

Opening: Performing Public Space Tijuana

It was a great opening on a rainy evening. Though not overflowing with people, it was overflowing with fascinating conversations. It was a classic case of ‘quality over quantity’