T H I N G
by stefani greenwood
On one of my trips down the rabbit hole I found an awesome site/project called 323 Projects, started and run by Tucker Neel. All of their projects involving calling in – their current project is The Patter of Tiny Brains, an exhibition curated by Doug Harvey. From their website:
For this group show sourced from dozens of contributors, Harvey presents a rotating selection of audio generated by children, up to and including adolescents.
Visitors who call into 323 Projects’ phone number will hear audio ranging from baby noises to musical performances, and a variety of surprising sound recordings performed by kids. In presenting the work of children, Harvey encourages listeners to bring serious, respectful aesthetic attention to works of performance otherwise disregarded as immature and amateur. This exhibition challenges value systems that deem children’s creative output trivial or inconsequential, and instead critically and enthusiastically seeks to reframe the discourse surrounding notions of youth, professionalism, and creative expression.
(323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA
323 Projects exists to provide a dispersed, peripatetic, and constantly accessible venue for artists of all kinds who seek to explore issues important to their respective practices. The artists involved with 323 Projects provide, create, or perform works that can be appreciated in bits and pieces, and at more than one time, in both public and private spaces, by an unseen, yet omnipresent, local and international audience.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I love this.