RAIR Move Nights in the Yard: WALL-E

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RAIR was invited to work with French artist Mohamed Bourouissa during his production of the feature length film Horse Day. Fletcher Street Stables rider Pee Wee and his horse Rosie came to RAIR for a fitting of the custom costume RAIR made for the ‘Horse Tuning’ component of Bourouissa’s film. Photo by Lucia Thomé.

As part of the Center-funded project RAIR: Live at the Dump, RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) will screen the children’s science fiction movie WALL-E at its outdoor recycling facility in Northeast Philadelphia. Families are invited to participate in games, a photo booth, and t-shirt printing before the film screening.

Live at the Dump is an interactive, site-specific program that utilizes a series of films, performances, and discussions to increase public awareness of the waste stream and the role of art in shaping social and environmental consciousness.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie with Spanish subtitles begins after sundown at 8 p.m. Rain date: May 1.

References

Grants & Grantees

Temple Contemporary commissioned 2006 Pew Fellow and MacArthur Fellow Pepón Osorio to create a new installation that responds to recent closings of Philadelphia public schools.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Anthea M. Hartig is executive director of the California Historical Society. Previously, she spent six years with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kaytie Johnson is the Rochelle F. Levy Director and Chief Curator at the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design.

Questions of Practice

Katharina Grosse’s epic psychylustro—a five-mile-long “painting” sprayed intermittently along a stretch of train tracks in northeast Philadelphia—challenges a number of assumptions about the role of both painting and public art. Interested in understanding how the project might be evaluated from different disciplinary perspectives, we invited a painter and an urbanist to share their thoughts.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

Questions of Practice

2014 Pew Fellow Brent Wahl reflects on how Barbara Kasten’s Construct works helped him “make some sense of the forces of the postmodern climate of the 1980s.”

The Pursuit: 50 Years in the Fight for LGBT Rights, a new documentary by Emmy award-winning director and producer Ilana Trachtman, will premiere June 23 at 9 p.m. on WHYY-TV.

Grants & Grantees

Orchestra 2001 commissioned and premiered works by three composers: Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Moravec and George Crumb, and Guggenheim Fellow Robert Maggio.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents artist talks from Jeanine Oleson and Jaimie Warren, the fourth program in the “Schmart World” series.

Grants & Grantees

Strange Currencies is the first exhibition to articulate a history for the unorthodox, artist-run spaces that emerged in Mexico City in the 1990s.

A program of Philadelphia University, The Design Center presents exhibitions, tours, programs, college courses, and special events that demonstrate how design shapes everyday life.

The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will perform at a Liberian Community Gathering at Bartram’s Garden.