Some Thing Grounded

Adam Carlin
Sep 6, 2013 to Sep 14, 2013
in the main gallery

At ‘Some Thing Grounded’ we chose images from the ‘free’ listings of Craigslist from dozens of cities outside of the United States and re-arranged them into sculptural proposals. For the entire month of September we will be posting the ideas that you made to the Oakland ‘free’ listings on Craiglist and on our Facebook page.

Our world is both confounded and expanded by the tools of our times. We call it networked, emergent, global, but however we define it they engage the world around us along numerous and simultaneous paths. Through them we are able to function in a six dimensional world of space, time, and possibility.

What lands momentarily on our doorstep is launched back into the ether to some other place and time. Be it an object, a performance, a participation; these things can no longer be perceived as stationary. Things become images. The images become airborne. They proliferate and wherever they touch ground again they accumulate new knowledge of their surroundings. In this way the things we make grow and travel beyond the community and maker that created them.

This month we invite you to come in and experiment with this expanded space yourself. We will gather objects that the world provides us, engage them for a time, and them send them back into the ether to live again somewhere else. Part exhibition, part think-tank; 'Some Thing Grounded' is part of an ongoing program to go beyond simply observing the global community we have at our fingertips and begin to participate in it.