As we wrote in an earlier post, We’re SO looking forward to this Transmodern Fest campground set up behind the Current Space at Howard St. (rear – Tyson Alley)

Campcamp was the idea of emerging artists Marian April Glebes and Fred Scharmen in collaboration with C. Ryan Patterson.
Campcamp, is an exterior exhibition and interactive multi-disciplinary installation for which no prior survival experience is required for participation. The exhibition is designed for the rear exterior courtyard of The Current Gallery and identifies the campground as an organizational and conceptual device, then extends the implications and activities related to camping into foundations for aesthetic and eccentric experimentation. Artists, vendors, and niche lifestyle- crafters will be invited to participate in campcamp by responding to categories like the following:

Settings & landscape:
bathhouse
arts&crafts
games&activities
flag pole
ceremonies & rituals
mealtime
the campfire

Artists will create environments or installations that embrace the participatory and the habitable while expanding on standard campsite deliverables. Each artist, vendor or lifestyle crafter is assigned a camp site designated by the thematic category of their work. These sites are identified with site markers, corresponding to a posted and distributable Site Map and an information notice board that hosts all contributors’ information and other ephemera of, about, and relating to campcamp. The exhibition may be accompanied by a Field Guide, produced by the curators or a collaborating artist/designer. A path-like common area connects the sites of campcamp to guide viewers through the courtyard, while, along the way, they are met with opportunities to engage with activities or to linger in gentle spaces. Over two nights of the festival (Friday and Saturday, 7-11pm) campcamp morphs and grows as it is influenced by attendants and participants and simultaneously maintains a consistent, hospitable habitat that encourages those who enter to make themselves at home.

Campcampers:
Kelly Bell & Nicole Shiflet
Lou Joseph
Jordan Bernier, Elie Sollins & Steve Santillian
Jaimes Mayhew
Graham Coreil-Allen
Jacob Wick (Information Department)
Joseph Faura
Jan Razauskas
Gary Katchadourian
Laura Payne-Ammussen & Jessica Seagraves
Andrew Brehm
Derek Dickerson
Liz Ensz
Churchill Davenport

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