May 31, 2007
A photo by ThomasGray
UNCANNY—The Infinite Ceiling: An Experiment in Organarchy
@ 6964 Vineyard Lane at Road 98
A combination performance art, installation and fine art, participatory art, and live music event inspired by the minds of Art 113: Visual Event students, as taught by Matthias Geiger at UC Davis. Artists, dance and theatre performers, and DJs from all over town will be involved, displaying their artwork, performing, spinning records, etc. The event this year will be hosted on an organic farm. In the words of Geiger, about last year's event, UNCANNY "play[ed] with the visitors' sense of perception and explore[d] various aspects of how we experience art."
Featuring interactive, installation and performance art, DJs, live music and food under a full moon.
UNCANNY shuttle leaves Central Park by C St. every 30 minutes starting at 7:30 p.m. The last shuttle leaves UNCANNY at 1:05 a.m. Parking is available on-site.
This is an outdoor event on an organic farm/vineyard so wear sensible shoes!
Donations suggested and very much appreciated. =)
UNCANNY: Art a the Cannery took place at the 200,000 sq. ft Hunt-Wesson Tomato Cannery at the NE quadrant of Covell and J St. on Thursday, June 1, 2006. It began at 7pm, ending around 1am. The event was a combination performance art, installation and fine art, participatory art, and live music event inspired by the minds of Art 111:Visual Event students, as taught by Matthias Geiger at UC Davis. Artists, dance and theatre performers, and DJs from all over town participated, displaying their artwork, performing, spinning records, painting up the floor and walls, or by simply attending. The event was held as a sort-of farewell to the historical cannery, which will be demolished in the near future. In the words of Geiger, UNCANNY "play[ed] with the visitors' sense of perception and explore[d] various aspects of how we experience art."
The show featured projections on a 30 sq. ft. and other smaller screens, site-specific art, time-based media presentations, a "chill dome" featuring a Zen garden and Swedish massage, a life-sized pirate ship, a large-scale paint-by-numbers, and DJs Dragonfly (Groove Garden), Tao, Jaiv Juan, and VJ Warren Stringer (Muse).
Visual art at the show included sculptures, paintings, photography, video installations, projection, animation, live drawing, and a 30 ft main screen featuring "Eihnywahn's Canard", "Peepshow", "Sold", "Connections." Performance art included "The Family Room," "Sacred Space," "Complexity Addicts," and "Alterna-Folk-Pop Songs."
How'd they get permission to put this on here?
The above sentence has too many pronouns for me to understand its meaning. Do you mean "how did the students get permission for putting the event on at the Cannery"? If so, I'm not sure of the details, but I know the fire marshall inspected the place prior to the beginning of the event to make sure the exhibits involving fire and electricity, among other potential hazards, were up to standard/code. A security company team was enlisted for safety measures, along with the UCD yellow jacket-wearing event staff. That's all I know, I think...but I can easily find out more soon. -EliseKane
I've just heard of people getting chased off the grounds before and cops being called, which is why I asked. But, yeah, details would be awesome because I think this was a great idea.
—And by "this was a great idea" do you mean the event or this wiki page? Pronouns, sir! It's a sea of pronouns! Ahhhh! -EliseKane