Just buy a “ticket” to Side Street Projects’ 18th Annual Phantom Ball and we’ll send you a “party favor” made for this infamous non-event: a signed, limited-edition print by a well-known contemporary artist created exclusively for the Phantom Ball (Edition size=150).
What does the print look like? that’s a secret until June 1, 2011.
Buy your “ticket” right now (sight unseen) for $150 (limit 2 per customer). Once we reveal the image on June 1st, the “ticket” price doubles to $300. After January 1st, 2012, any remaining prints will be sold for $600 each (+tax).
And on that note, this year’s “souvenir print” is by…
or call (626) 798-7774 (M-F, 10am-5pm PDT)
Limit 2 “tickets” per customer
On 6/1/11 the “ticket” price DOUBLES to $300, so get yours now (sight-unseen) and save!
About the Performance and Screenings: Inspired by 10-day-long traffic jams in China, devastating oil spills in the gulf, the “end” of the Iraq war, and fatal off-road races in the Mojave desert, Driven by What’s Inside is an outdoor performance and cinema event that reconsiders the role of the automobile in contemporary society.
The evening brings together recent performance and video work by Vera Brunner-Sung, Ecstatic Energy Consultants Inc. in collaboration with Elana Mann, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Alexa Gerrity, Joseph Imhauser, Noah Klersfeld, Julie Lequin, Benjamin Love, Susan Mogul, and Carlin Wing.
These artworks undermine the banality and brutality of the automobile by any means possible whether through psychedelic road-tripping, FM radio talk-shows, or love songs. Artist Elana Mann presents Driven by What’s Inside as a way to deepen explorations in her own work related to cars, driving, and war. This event is the second in a new series for Mann, in which she will be attempting to redress her grandfather’s involvement in the Manhattan Project by creating a “peace bomb” with other artists. Drive-in, walk-in, cycle-in, but bring a blanket, folding chair or seatbelt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
We just can’t wait any longer! Olga Koumoundouros’ print for our 17th annual The Phantom Ball is here. It’s a two-color etching with hand-painting, approximately 11×17″. Every plate is hand-inked, and each print appears unique. Olga, we love you!
We still have prints available, at the ticket of $350. Edition of 100. It’s beautiful. Get one before they sell out!
In as little as 20 minutes you can create and donate a unique Fundred Dollar Bill artwork that will be picked up in by a special armored truck and carried to Washington D.C., where a request will be made to our legislators for real change.
The goal is to collect over 3 million of these unique artworks. This cumulative total of 300,000,000 Fundred Dollars supports the equivalent cost (in U.S. Dollars) required to make safe every lead contaminated property in New Orleans, so that every child is protected.
Your creative contribution, along with 3,000,000 other individuals, will send a powerful message to Congress that we care about the health of future generations. This is a cool project, a great learning opportunity for all ages, with profound implications for the health of our planet and children.
Side Street Projects will be serving as one of the collection centers for the Fundred Dollar Bills. The people involved in this project are world class artists who really pull stuff like this off on a regular basis.
The “Fundred” truck will be coming to Side Street Projects on Friday February 19th at 4:00 pm.
We will be making Fundreds and loading up the truck. Come join us. It will be fun!
Additionally, come and make your own hanging planter out of a recycled 2 liter bottle.
Last summer when Side Street Projects stopped in New Orleans on our cross country trip with the Armadillo we were astounded by how much work still needs to be done. Here is a video of children in the 7th ward who have never tasted fresh herbs because their soil is so contaminated that they can’t plant anything to eat in the ground.
Did you know that lead contaminated soil is a problem in many cities in the U.S. and is a condition that often significantly impacts the health of our children? Studies demonstrate that lead-poisoning can affect nearly every system in the body, compromising healthy brain development and leading to poor performance in the schools, attention deficit disorder and even juvenile delinquency. The good news is that there is a solution, and it is why I encourage you to participate in The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, a simple, fun and important project supporting a solution to lead-contaminated soil in New Orleans as a model for other cities across the United States with the same devastating problem.
Bookmeat has a meaty and marvelous name,
and a meaty and marvelous mission.”
- NBC Los Angeles
“This is something really special.”
- LA Weekly
For our friends who couldn’t make it out to Culver City for our Bookmeat fundraiser on November 21st, we’re having a showing & sale of some really interesting (and still available) Bookmeat books at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena:
All proceeds benefit Side Street’s education programs for kids and artists in LA County. Click here to download the pricelist. To arrange a private viewing, please contact Side Street Projects via email, or call (626) 798-7774.
We’d like to thank all the artist, writers, curators who contributed their time, treasure, and talent to help make Bookmeat such a success. We’d also like to thank our steering committee and all the volunteers who helped make it all happen. For a complete list of folks, please visit the Bookmeat page.
What a fantastic evening! Good food, good drink, good friends, and a great cause. Bookmeat was a success on many levels. We’re so grateful for everyone that came out and showed their love for Side Street. For those who were “there in spirit,” here’s a little 2 minute video of what went down @ Bookmeat. Enjoy.
Martin Kersels gave us his 1996 McMaster-Carr catalog! Oh my god, I’m literally trembling. This is a piece of art history, folks. This is THE catalog Martin used & consulted whilst constructing most of his early contraptions, sculptures, and installations. It also includes a (partial) list of the things he’s ordered from this catalog… many of which are immediately identifiable to fans of Martin’s work. Thanks Martin, this is amazing!
Michael Dee contributed a copy of “Fortunate Son,” the unauthorized and unflattering bio of George W. Bush (remember him?). Tucked inside is a beautiful pencil drawing by Michael of a supersonic F-102 Delta Dagger Interceptor — George’s training aircraft from his Air National Guard days.
Artist Jean Lowe contributed a copy of “Diet for a Small Planet,” a book that she read as a child which had a huge influence on her art career. But wait! When we say “copy” of the book, It’s not the kind of “copy” you’re thinking about… it’s a papier-mache copy of the book!