The Mercury News: Art to unify country? Join Oakland artists in a nationwide online project

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A big thank you to Angela Hill of Mercury News for suggesting that Americans “step away from the 24/7 political news feed and the slug fests on social media and exercise your inalienable right to make art.” Yes!

View the entire article here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/14/art-to-unify-country-join-oakland-artists-in-a-nationwide-online-project/


We’re Making a GIANT Rube Goldberg Installation… Across America!

posted by: on September 18, 2016

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The Deconstruction is BACK! See how we’re going to CONNECT AMERICA, through collaboration and art, with a MASSIVE Rube Goldberg made from giant flamethrowers, text messages, marbles, gospel choirs, and more!

This year, from October 14-16, we’re going BIG. We’re doing something that has NEVER BEEN ATTEMPTED before.

On top of the usual open-to-the-public Deconstruction un-competition shenanigans*, we’re going to create “COMMON GROUND,” a massive, collaborative Rube Goldberg installation that connects America… in under 5 MINUTES.

Amazing artists from 4 cities are already on board to represent their region conceptually through a series of chain reactions.

This one-of-kind kinetic piece will run for 5 minutes straight. It will be LIVE-STREAMED as it crosses the country for the grand finale of Deconstruction.

WATCH:

We need your help to make this whole crazy thing a reality.

Want to be part of making this happen?

Go HERE: http://kck.st/2cRhz0M

Want to learn more about creating your own project in 48 hours during Deconstruction?

Go HERE: http://www.thedeconstruction.org

*MORE on Deconstruct: America real soon, promise


The Deconstruction 2014 Award Winners

posted by: on December 2, 2014

The Deconstruction is pleased to announce the winners from its second annual global event.

More than 25 teams from around the world competed in The Deconstruction, including teams from the US, Africa, Spain, Lithuania and China who created cars, deconstructed the written word, helped community members in need and much more.

And without further ado..the 2014 Award Winners

THE DECONSTRUCTION AWARD:
The Deconstruction Award, presented to the team whose final creation best embodies the spirit of the event, is awarded to North Springs Laser Sharks (NSLS)of Sandy Springs, Ga. NSLS is a team of High School students from the North Springs Charter High School Science and Art Magnet program. Their final project, which resembles a large-scale Etch A Sketch art machine, rethinks the ideas of art, mechanics and human interaction.

Judging was based on a combination of concept, re-use of old objects and ideas, as well as documentation that demonstrated their process. The team wins the grand prize – The Pegasus Touch 3D Laser Printer from FSL3D.  Congratulations Laser Sharks!!

 

THE DECONSTRUCTION BEST VIDEO AWARD:
The Best Video Award winner goes to the team who creates not only an exceptional project but is also able to capture the project and experience in a compelling video. The Ant Farm from Highland Park, Calif. takes this award for their Deconstruction of textiles by creating fabric into food.  Awesome project.  Awesome video!

 

THE DECONSTRUCTION PROBLEM SOLVING AWARD:
The Problem Solving Award is presented to the team who best isolates and tackles a real world problem. The Imagination Nation  wins this category for their post-Katrina “ARTchitecture” initiative, which involves rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina, with a unique artistic and aesthetic twist.

 

THE DECONSTRUCTION THANKS AND CONGRATULATES ALL THE 2014 PARTICIPANTS!   TOGETHER YOU ALL MADE THE WORLD A LITTLE MORE AWESOMER-ER!


Out of the Chaos

posted by: on November 29, 2014

ai-Sept26-Fox-chaos-textSo while putting together a talk on “The Life Creative”, I came across the works of Episcopal priest and “radical theologian” Matthew Fox- radical, apparently, for his belief in “original blessing” and in the human calling to be creative.  His quote at above, from his book, Creativity, seems to aptly sum up our experience of the Deconstruction: Accepting the challenge to convert chaos into some kind of order- and finding, in the process, something beautiful, something sustainable and something that remains.

TerriTeam Eureka Factory


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