Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cereal in the Looper Supergroup at Rought Night II at Outpost 186

I'm playing with Cereal as a subsection of the Looper Supergroup, which debuts on Thursday, May 6th as a part of Rough Night II at the Outpost 186 in Cambridge. Does that make any sense? No?:
-Cereal is an improvising horn trio collective.
-The Looper Supergroup is a group that is bigger than cereal but not less improvising. It features horns, guitars and a theremin.
-Rough Night is a monthly series of sound and visual art curated by French Clements. It takes place at the Outpost 186.
Watch for it.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I need you

Wanted: you and your housemates.
you and your co-workers.

Are you interested in taking part in the Personal Form of the City project but can't make the workshops or don't live in Boston? Maybe you did it already but still have more patience for my projects. I'm looking for participants in a related project who are willing to work with their house mates or co-workers to draw a map of their commute. It's simple: you can do it on your own time, you don't have to work with the other people, and you don't have to know how to draw.
If you think you're interested, email me at jskaminsky [at] gmail and we can work out the details.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Maps of maps of the south end

We've now had 3 mapping workshops to date, the most recent taking place at Northeastern University. Thanks to Sophia Ainslie and her experimental drawing class I now have a pile of great maps to sort through, those images are coming soon. In the meantime, here are some portions of maps that were made by participants in MyTown, a fantastic organization located in Boston's south end that trains Boston-area teenagers to give historical walking tours of the south end. They took part in the first workshop in which I asked them to make maps of their tour route. One theme that emerged was the "map within a map":

There are still 3 workshops upcoming in April and as always, registration to each workshop is always open. Groups and individuals both welcome.