Friday, October 28, 2011

Auction Item Highlight: Revolution Belt!

Give A Fig Auction: An Auction AS IF it's An Auction

Join us Sunday November 6th at 4pm at Human Resources in Chinatown


Featured Auction Item:

The Revolution BELT by Katrin Jurati



This re-figued item takes as its inspiration Les Figues' revolutionary anthology Feminaissance. Wear it home from the auction!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Auction Item Highlight: 1776


Give A Fig Auction: An Auction AS IF it's An Auction

Join us Sunday November 6th at 4pm at Human Resources in Chinatown


Featured Auction Item:


1776

by Calvin Allison




This beautiful shadow sculpture is based off of a 1776 American corset pattern.


VALUE: $1000


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Monday, October 24, 2011

Auction Item Highlight: Drunken Fig(ue) Truffles!


Give A Fig Auction: An Auction AS IF it's An Auction

Join us Sunday November 6th at 4pm at Human Resources in Chinatown


Featured Auction Item:


DRUNKEN FIG(UE) AND BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

by Susan VanHorn


These hand crafted artisan truffles are made with imported Belgian couverture chocolate, fresh cream and English butter. Drunken Fig(ue) truffles are crafted with Calimyrna and Black Mission figs, Port wine from Australia and toasted pecan pieces. Bittersweet Truffles are crafted with couvertures chosen to enhance the flavour palate of each truffle. Each is then lovingly enrobed with imported chocolate, creating the most delectable truffles imaginable.



VALUE: Priceless ($72)


**Our biggest auction spender will also receive a box of these delicious chocolates for free!**


Please be sure to consume within 2 weeks of purchase for best flavour. Contains nuts.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Auction Item Highlight: Vista


Give A Fig Auction: An Auction AS IF it's An Auction

Join us Sunday November 6th at 4pm at Human Resources in Chinatown


Featured Auction Item:


VISTA by Lisa Ohlweiler


Beautiful black and white print...

...as if it were an ocean view.


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Friday, October 14, 2011

Oct 16: YAhora


Sunday, October 16th at 1pm

El Grafógrafo, Pasaje Rodríguez
between Calle 3 y 4, al lado / next to Caliente Casino
Tijuana, Baja California

YAhora invites you to traverse the border, ignore the border, contemplate the border, read poetry to the border, perform or de-perform the border, and enjoy the mixing of cultures, languages and experiences that the Tijuana-San Diego Metropolitan Zone invites.

Co-curated/uncurated by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker and co-sponsored by the bookstore and café El Grafógrafo and cog·nate binational arts collective, YAhora will take place one day after the &Now festival in San Diego ends. YAhora is an opportunity for writers who have come to &Now from all over the U.S. and beyond and fellow writers in Tijuana to connect, to converse, and to learn about each other’s works and worlds.

Scheduled Readers:
Emily Anderson
Luis Angulo
Abraham Ávila
Tantra Bensko
David Buuck
Amaranta Caballero
Elizabeth Chaney
Ching-In Chen
Jhonnatan Curiel
Vincent Dachy
Miriam Garcia
Corinne Goria
Ian Hatcher
Jen Hofer
Janice Lee
Jennifer Karmin
Courtney Kilian
Lorena Mancilla
Karen Marquez Saucedo
Bruna Mori
Lauren Norton
John Pluecker
Lin Robinson
Amy Sanchez
Isaac Sereno
Laura Vena
Judith Victoria
Frankie Voeltz
Christine Wertheim

Details:
The reading will be held in the Pasaje Rodríguez in Downtown Tijuana. The Pasaje is one of many alleyways in Tijuana's central area that were previously dedicated to the sale of tourist souvenirs and Mexican curios to visitors. However, over the last ten years, beginning after 9/11 and continuing with the violence associated with the so-called "War on Drugs," the number of tourists in Tijuana has declined dramatically. Pasaje Rodríguez is one of a number of local spaces that have been reclaimed by artists, writers and culture-makers for public art, gallery spaces, cafés, bookstores, thrift shops and more.

More info here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Give A Fig Item Highlight: My So-Called/As If My Life

Give A Fig Auction: An Auction AS IF it's An Auction
Join us Sunday November 6th at 4pm at Human Resources in Chinatown

Featured Auction Item:

AS IF MY LIFE by Divya Victor and MY SO-CALLED LIFE by Joey Yearous-Algozin
A box set of two continuous registers of transcription.

AS IF MY LIFE: A continuous re-transcription of all objects in Lyn Hejinian's My Life (1989), dictated to the poet by Joshua Lam, over a discontinuous 20 hour period, typed continuously on rolls of cash-register tape using a Smith-Corona electric typewriter, recording a discontinuous labor of 20 hours by the poet who is not reading Lyn Hejinian's My Life while recording it discontinuously.


MY SO-CALLED LIFE: A continuous re-transcription of a section of Charles Bernstein's
Asylums (1975), dictated to the poet by Holly Melgard, over a discontinuous 2 hour period, typed continuously on rolls of cash-register tape using a Smith-Corona electric typewriter, recording a discontinuous labor of 2 hours by the poet who is not reading Charles Bernstein's Asylums while recording it discontinuously.



Part of your duty as auction attendee will be to, sometimes somewhat absurdly, assign value to the works you bid on. The poets Divya Victor and Joey Yearous Algozin want you to know that they make a theoretical wage of $8.70/hour for teaching writing at a State University. The State does not pay the poets Divya Victor and Joey Yearous Algozin for making art.


At that rate, the retail value of their labor for making this art-object is $191.40. It takes four people to make this art-object. The dictating participants make a theoretical wage of $6.25 and $8.70/hour respectively for teaching writing at a State University. The State does not pay the dictating participants Joshua Lam and Holly Melgard for making art. At those rates, the retail value of their labor for making this art-object is $159.80. Thus, the total retail value at State wage-rates for this art object is $351.20.


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Monday, October 10, 2011

Oct 13-15: &Now 2011

&Now Festival of New Writing:
Tomorrowland Forever!


October 13-15, 2011
University of California at San Diego

Check out the full schedule here.
Free featured events here.

&NOW is a festival of fiction, poetry, and staged play readings; literary rituals, performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and multimedia projects; and intergenre literary work of all kinds, including criti-fictional presentations and creatively critical papers. We particularly encourage pieces that promote linguistic and genre transgressions, along with literary artworks that promote interdisciplinary explorations and conversations with past, present, or future literary concerns and movements.

&NOW 2011: Tomorrowland Forever! is especially interested in literary artistic and literary critical works that circle ideas of innovation, experimentation, newness, and not-yetness; in futurisms of all kinds; in queries about progress, technology, market practices, and identity in relation to them; and in the possibilities of interrelationship between arts and other disciplines and engaged practices.