As you make your bed, so must you lie in it?
Ariana Jacob opens a new participatory installation to instigate conversations about what it means to be part of the United States. By presenting the U.S. Constitution as the bed we made for ourselves as a country, the artist invites people to consider what lying on that foundation means in both poetic and practical terms - for themselves as individuals, and for the collective entity that is our country. Jacob will keep regular hours inviting people to join her in bed to talk casually about who they are in relation to America’s foundational document and the realities and dreams those words evoke. As the installation progresses, the text of the Constitution will be collaboratively commented upon and edited on the walls of the exhibition through discussions between the artist and participants. Jacob, a veteran of conversation-based art, welcomes people to join her in contemplating American identity, addressing this document that legally and symbolically binds us together as a people.
Come talk by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or on Mondays from 11:30 - 1:30 and Thursdays from 4:00 - 6:00.
Everybody welcome, no constitutional knowledge needed.
Oct 21st - Nov 15th
The Portland Building
Lobby, 1120 SW 5th Ave
6:20 pm • 12 October 2013
Slightly desperate self—promotion: QUATORZE/QUINZE ANS (new ten inch by Ô PAON) officially came out on September 3rd 2013. Because we are too busy and already too dangerously distracted to do a proper publicity campaign online, no one has noticed. Buy yourself or your friend a copy HERE.
8:05 pm • 4 September 2013
There are a few remaining shirts for sale now AT THIS STORE (and at the Business in Anacortes) from the recently gnarly ANACORTES UNKNOWN MUSIC SERIES #3. Get one for your body.
1:15 am • 30 July 2013
All is quiet now. Thank you very much for coming. Sincerely.
3:06 pm • 24 July 2013
See you at the Unknown tonight!
We’ll be around for pass pick-up starting at 4PM, the music starts at 7PM.
9:01 am • 19 July 2013
This is what it’s like around here.
4:37 pm • 17 July 2013
shangala asked: Is there a way to only go to only set (example: just the Friday night show) and not pay for the whole festival? Would love to be there the whole time but can't.
We’ll charge money at the door for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night shows for people who don’t have a pass and can’t make it for all the days. You give us money, we stamp your hand.
11:27 pm • 16 July 2013
ANACORTES UNKNOWN MUSIC SERIES ANNOUNCES ITS SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR!
The book fair is back!
This year there will be a lot more comics, which is super exciting. The following publishers/artists will be in attendance:
- FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS (Seattle, WA)
- FLOATING WORLD COMICS (Portland, OR)
- NEOGLYPHIC MEDIA (Bellingham, WA)
- PUBLICATION STUDIO (Portland, OR)
- P.W. ELVERUM & SUN (Anacortes, WA)
- LE GROS NERF (North America)
- ALI BOSWORTH (Victoria, BC)
- PEPSI GUY (Anacortes, WA)
- ISAAC HANSON (Seattle, WA)
As usual, we think you should bring pocket money. These folks will have more than a few inexpensive souvenirs for you to bring back from your trip to Anacortes. We adore them all.
SATURDAY JULY 20TH and SUNDAY JULY 21ST, noon to 4PM at the UNKNOWN.
2:20 am • 15 July 2013
Something new to celebrate this year is the addition of a talent show on Sunday at the park. We’ll have sign up sheets around the festival on Friday and Saturday. Music is strongly discouraged - that’s right, this in not an open mic. We want to encourage everyone to use this opportunity to do their best impersonations, magic tricks, aerobics routines, and so on and so forth…
Phil called it “Shrimp Show”. Kids are very much invited to do their thing.
9:05 pm • 12 July 2013
Birdie’s On Parade!
Our dear friend (and a favorite musician) Lois Maffeo has a gift for finding unusual, brightly colored, precious kitchenware and other household items. For years she has been running “Birdie’s Variety”, a carefully curated sale of those items from an undisclosed location in Olympia, Washington.
People travel from far away to make a purchase from Birdie’s. Buying something from Lois feels extra special, you can tell that a lot of thought went into it. A simple sugar bowl + creamer combination suddenly promises so much more. Lois’ magic touch makes objects instant heirlooms.
We are beyond thrilled to host an Anacortes chapter of Birdie’s On Parade on Saturday July 20th 2013 at the CROATIAN CLUB at 11AM. Bring a little cash, you’ll be glad you did.
1:28 pm • 10 July 2013