8/2: Performances by Persia + Daddie$ Pla$tik structured within a 'talent show' MC'd by Kate Rhoades. Daddie$ Pa$tik consists of San Cha, Tyler Holmes, and VainHein.
8/9: Cookout/BBQ (BYO) and Jennie Lennick teaches visitors to create a food-themed necklace
8/16: Brynda Glazier instructs attendees on 'camp fire' construction
8/23: Sara Wanie and David Lasley lead visitors in the creation of painted portraits using arts-and-crafts materials.
Summer Camp uses Susan Sontag's "Notes on Camp" as a point of departure in presenting the work of nine contemporary artists who employ camp/kitsch aesthetics. This work playfully engages with artifice, 'bad' taste, the grotesque, with double meaning and 'Being-as-Playing-a-Role' in critique of pop-culture, the academic, and normative representations of gender.
Summer Camp extends the exploration of artifice, borrowing its structure from summer camp. Each Saturday, artists will guide attendees through an 'activity', from talent shows and cook-outs to painting and lanyard making.
The show opens 8/2, 4-6 pm at Studio 110 Projects. It runs until 8/23. 'Activities' are scheduled for 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, and 8/23, 4-6 pm, and are detailed below.
Persia + Daddie$ Pla$tik
41. The whole point of Camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful, anti-serious. More precisely, Camp involves a new, more complex relation to "the serious." One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious.
-Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp