Porch Projects, Le Chien Sauvage and The Lab for Remixed Knowledge Present “The Rift”

By Editorial Team on October 31, 2011

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Porch Projects Adrian Walsh Adan Good the Lab Remixknowledge Le chien sauvage the rift washington dc artists art galleries on east city art | OPENINGS |



Opening Reception: Friday November 4 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm- Schedule Appointment (see below)



On a recent visit to Porch Projects, the Lab discovered a rift in the space-time-meaning continuum. Entering the rift, they encountered a space where nothing was as it should be. Common points of reference were fundamentally altered. Signs dissolved into signal. Things grew wings. Confronted by this proliferation of possibility, they tried to create a map of the rift. But their observations, instead of collapsing the multiple reality-potentials they saw into a single reality, further destabilized the system. Meanings mutated, mated and multiplied. When they came out of the rift, they compared our maps. Each was different. Each provided a different set of coordinates for the psychosemantic phenomena they experienced. And when they re-entered the rift, their maps were no longer accurate, could not guide us deeper, or assure them passage home. They realized they were in over our heads. That one map, or even two, could not provide the path they seek, could not create the sigil that they need to harness the powerful energies that the rift has unleashed. This is a mountain they draw the mountain it is not a mountain. And that is where the audience comes in.

In order to understand the rift, the Lab needs a better map. They need a Map of Maps. They need you to enter the rift!

On Friday, November 4, the Lab will send pairs of volunteers into the rift to help them create this Map of Maps. Join the Lab by responding to this post, including your name, your partner’s name, and your choice of the following investigation times. Your entry into THE RIFT will thus be reserved.

Investigation times (all are pm): 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30


Please be mindful that Porch Projects is located in a private residence.  Email the organizer directly for location information.


ABOUT THE LAB (remixknowledge.com)

The Lab for Remixed Knowledge aims to revolutionize the field of knowledge through the art and science of remixing. Through participatory experiences, performance lectures, training sessions, and artifact production, the Lab aims to train individuals to remix knowledge and hack reality. Lab members Adam Good and Gabe Walsh discovered the rift at Porch Projects, and created the experimental framework for mapping it.

ABOUT ADAM GOOD (therealadamgood.com)

Adam is the founder of the Lab, and its Chief Investigator. Born in Greensboro, NC, and currently residing in Pittsboro, NC, Adam received his B.A. in Literature from American University in 2004. Recent work includes swarm_emerge, for the (e)merge art fair; One Hour Photo, at the Biel/Bienne photography festival, and The Lab for Remixed Knowledge at Washington Project for the Arts. His interdisciplinary practice centers on the ways in which meaning is produced through language. His performances & experiences have also appeared at Pulse Miami, the Transmodern Festival, the Umami Festival, the Phillips Collection, and online.

ABOUT GABRIEL WALSH (earthlyframes.com)

Gabriel Walsh makes movies, music and games. Under the banner of The Earthly Frames, Walsh has created a unique sound and alternate reality story world for his experimental pop performances. His current project, Hoarding 11, continues in this directing combining a short film, card game, fiction creation system as well as many transmedia elements such as faux web sites and road-side billboards. He is the Chief Game Architect for the Lab.