For a week-long city-wide event beginning Sunday, February 23, HC!’s THE EAGLE HAS LANDED will begin appearing north, south, east and west of downtown as it makes its way toward its final day-long landing in Burnett Park at 501 W 7th St, Fort Worth, 76102, from 11 am – 6 pm on Friday, February 28. Spontaneous landings will be tracked via Twitter and Facebook by HC! and our location sponsors, including Downtown Fort Worth Inc, Fort Worth South, FW Arts Council, and other community partners.
and x art space & HOMECOMING! Committee Present:
MACGUFFIN: an object, event, or character in a fictional story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance.
3511 Lock Ave., Fort Worth
November 8, 2013 through January 18, 2014
Act 1: Reception: Friday November 8, from 5– 9pm Continue Reading »
As an effort to expand the global conversation around energy usage and consumption, HOMECOMING! Committee is proud to present the participatory exhibition, Friskt kopplat, hälften brunnet. (Quickly connected, half burned.) as part of the 2013 Texas Biennial this fall. (Details are available atwww.texasbiennial.org.) Continue Reading »
HOMECOMING! is proud to be included in the Dallas Museum of Art’s month-long experimental project Available Space from July 19 through August 18, 2013. Viewed as a companion to the historical exhibition DallasSITES, Available Space aims at foregrounding the current state of contemporary art in North Texas by tapping select artists, curators, collectives, and art educators from the community to program unique and innovative projects in the DMA’s contemporary art galleries. This aspect of the exhibition will be multifaceted, with galleries dedicated to video, performance, education, and artist-led workshops. Programming for the space will be dynamic and will change over the course of the month, allowing visitors new ways to engage with the space each time they visit.
Trust being one of the foremost characteristics the visitor applies to the institution, HOMECOMING! will create media, art objects and information that blur lines between historical fact and fictitious narrative over the course of the exhibition. This “propaganda” will serve to provoke the audience’s questioning of truth and history as presented within both museum spaces and greater social contexts.
The success of the installation is stringent upon viewer experience. The installation and its related materials are meant to generate interaction. Ultimately the space will serve as an active head quarters or nerve center, utilizing performance and production to keep the exhibition in a constant state of flux.
HOMECOMING! Committee is very proud to have been selected for the 2013 Texas Biennial.
For the first time in the project’s history, in 2013 the curated group survey that is the central feature of the Biennial will be installed in a single venue and will represent all artists selected from the open call. This exhibition will take place September 5 – November 9, 2013 at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio. During the run of the exhibition, selected performance works will also be presented atCentralTrak–The Artist Residency of the University of Texas at Dallas. Another first in the Biennial’s history will be the inclusion of a commissioned artist project presented by Ballroom Marfa.
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the project, the Texas Biennial is also pleased to announce a special exhibition of current work by selected past Biennial artists. This exhibition will be presented simultaneously at Lawndale Art Center in Houston and Big Medium in Austin, August 23 ‒ September 28, 2013.
TX★13 Survey Exhibition
Featuring works entered in the 2013 Open Call
Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio
September 5 ‒ November 9, 2013
Opening: Saturday, September 5, 2013
CentralTrak‒The Artist Residency of the University of Texas at Dallas
Featuring performances by TX★13 artists
September 5 ‒ 28, 2013
Performances: dates TBD
A big congratulations to Clare Washington for being the first ever GIF THE FUCK OUT champion! Well done Clare, well done!
And another big congratulations to the three runners-up, Shelby Cunningham, marthakilledbaby, and Shelby Roberts. You guys rule!!
A HUGE thanks to everyone who entered, we will be posting all the gifs on our site very soon. Thanks for GIFing The Fuck out with us!
GIF THE FUCK OUT: SUBVERSION AND STORY, THE ANALYSIS OF SEMIOTIC LANGUAGE IN THE CONTEXT OF POSTMODERN PERCEPTION AND ARCHETYPAL TRIBALISM OF THE DIGITAL REALM.
To enter, just e-mail your best ORIGINAL animated GIFs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas & Pacific Station, Fort Worth, Texas
Exhibition: July 20th, 6 – 9 pm
T&P Tavern, West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX
HOMECOMING! presents its new series of video art exhibitions entitled In-Transit. Moving out of the standard gallery setting and into various public locations throughout the DFW area, In-Transit will showcase video works from regional, national and international artists.
Each installment of the series facilitates a site-specific location as catalyst for video selection and will create an atmosphere that integrates works exhibited, locale, and architectural form with viewer experience. In-Transit will generate a relaxed forum for viewing and discussion, while reaching out to a wider public audience.
So I’m bringing back my series Mirror Mirror to Glasstire which was named in honor of its first posting and dedicated to all the multitasking, multi-talented, and multimedia artists who deserve a little shout out for their various incarnations. Mirror Mirror #7 presents HOMECOMING!, an experimental art collective based in Fort Worth, Texas that is as dynamic as it is energizing.
Launched in December of 2011 and sparked, perhaps ignited, by the return of Bradly Brown from NYC, HOMECOMING! began as a convergence of minds (Brown, Kris Pierce and Gregory Ruppe) who had all known each other in Denton and witnessed first hand the Good/Bad Art Collective’s notorious events that happened over eight years ago.
Together the three recruited thirteen artists who were interested in working collaboratively in addition to their own individual art practices. Artists interested in happenings as ephemeral moments rather than tangible and permanent objects. HOMECOMING! hopes that through shared experience they can “transform the ephemeral into the tangible.” As far as work distribution, HOMECOMING! says it can sometimes be tricky. As a fairly new collective, they are open to trying out individuals… Lucky for them it has worked out in their favor as the people they really want to work with, work hard and have stuck around so far.
This Saturday night May 19th at 6pm Oliver Francis Gallery hosts the collective’s latest endeavor,Hands on an Art Body, a one-night competitive art acquisition, and the buzz they are building around the event is smart and hilarious:
Hands on an Art Body is inspired by the 1997 documentary Hands on a Hard Body in which twenty-four contestants competed in an endurance and sleep deprivation contest to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck.
Exhibition: May 12th-26th
Reception: May 19th 2012, 6pm – ???
Gallery hours: By Appointment
HOMECOMING! presents the one-night competitive art acquisition “Hands on an Art Body.”
On May 19th at 6pm at Oliver Francis Gallery, HOMECOMING! will offer its blue-chip collection of contemporary artworks to the public so to explore the intrinsic value of art within the context of competition.
Inspired by the film “Hands on a Hard Body”, where twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck, attendees are invited to place their hands on any work they desire on display within the gallery and remain with it throughout the evening. The last participant left in contact with the piece at the end of the night acquires the work at the end of the exhibition. The participants will endure bizarre installation, social deprivation, and artwork that is designed to resist the contact of the viewer.
Next Friday night, Feb 17th, 9 p.m.; HOMECOMING!’s Devo Protopopov co-presents a lecture on “The Art & Science of the Human Face” with Dr. Alice O’Toole of UT-D to examine how portraiture and facial recognition software and 3D imaging change the way we view the human face.
Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, February 17
6:00 p.m.–midnight; admission $10 or less
Late Night programs are included in general admission to the Museum.
Make it a date night and explore dynamic duos at the DMA with provocative comparison tours, ART you smarter than your pARTner? games, concerts, films, and more. See our newest exhibition, Face to Face: International Art at the DMA, and stay late for a performance by North Texas duo RTB2.
Jerome Weeks | December 7, 2011 4:45 PM
“It’s like being in a band.”
That was Bradly Brown at one point during All Together Now, Tuesday’s panel about artistic teamwork held atFort Worth Contemporary Arts. He compared the cooperation it takes to get something off the ground likeHomecoming, the new art collective he’s co-founded, with the ordinary give-and-take of two-guitars-drums-and-keyboards.
Self-evident, no? But perhaps that’s because almost no art form other than the visual arts would hold a public discussion about — a public discussion encouraging — collective efforts, ongoing projects (art works, galleries, series, programs) involving an entire group of artists in the planning and execution. The other arts wouldn’t need to. The very nature of most theater, dance, music and filmmaking projects requires cooperation. The artists are trained for it. Any actor who doesn’t get along with his fellow actors, any dancer who cannot channel her own ego into the larger effort (Black Swan notwithstanding) would soon find there’s little work being offered. If anything, a theater or dance panel on this topic would address collaboration between established troupes.
But visual artists — and to much the same degree, poets and novelists — are admired as soloists, embodiments of individual inspiration and self-reliance. Consequently, on Tuesday many of the questions from Contemporary curator and moderator Christina Rees and from the audience of 40 or so revolved around, essentially, how does this work? And why does this work? Why do it? How are ego differences resolved? Who gets to join? And, my own materialistic offering: How does the money — if any — get divvied up?
“On the third of December, 2011, a HOMECOMING! spacecraft called the XLP-11′ was put into orbit around the earth; and we were aboard.”
WHAT: Launch Party exhibition
WHEN: Saturday, December 10th & 17th, 1pm – 6pm or by appointment
WHERE: 2525 Weisenberger St. Fort Worth, TX
We will be opening up the building facility to the public for the next two weeks. Come by for a visit if you weren’t available to make it to the official Launch Party or if you were there, come relive the event. Along with the XLP-11 spacecraft, work by guest artists Elliott Johnson and M and HOMECOMING!’s own Christopher Blay, Tim Harding, and Kris Pierce will be on display. If you aren’t available on Saturday, December 10th or 17th from 1pm – 6pm, just send us a message to schedule an appointment, email@example.com.
Come help support HOMECOMING! at our first panel discussion, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at FWCA, about the usefulness of creative collaboration in today’s overwhelming art scene.
Refreshments served (a.k.a. free beer and soft drinks).
Five panelists who are artists and/or curators and known for various critically acclaimed collaborations, led by a moderator who has the same propensity for collaboration, will discuss the seduction of teaming up with other creative and resourceful people to make a much greater impact than any individual could under the same circumstances.
• Bradly Brown: co-founder of the new art collective Homecoming, Fort Worth
• Nathan Green: co-founder of the long-running, still rising Okay Mountain, Austin
• M: pivotal member of the Good/Bad Art Collective (Denton) as well as numerous musical and art collaborations, Denton/Fort Worth/Dallas
• Richard Patterson, original member of the Young British Artists graduating from Goldsmiths College, London
• Alison Hearst: co-founder of Subtext Projects, Fort Worth
• Moderated by FWCA curator Christina Rees, one half of ongoing collaborative project Modern Ruin (with Thomas Feulmer), Dallas/Fort Worth
Please join us for what promises to be a gregarious, opinionated, lively discussion on the ins and outs, ups and downs, and various strengths of productive collaborative experiences in our current, confusing art world.
The discussion will last about an hour, we think, and we’ll open it up for discussion with the audience at the end.
FORT WORTH CONTEMPORARY ARTS
2900 W. Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX 76109
One the third of December, 2011, a HOMECOMING! spacecraft called XLP-11 was put into orbit around the earth; and we were aboard.
Decontamination Chamber/Flight Registration
WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2011 | 9:00 pm – 2:00 am
WHERE: 2525 Weisenberger St. Fort Worth, TX
It’s the year 2011. The planet Earth has become a hostile home, no longer tolerant of its toxic inhabitants known as the human race. Global surface temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations have sky-rocketed, melting glaciers and polar ice caps to overwhelm coastlines. The Earth has reached its breaking point…there’s no going back. What are we to do? We have to get the hell out of here!
But how, you ask? Since NASA’s department of spacecraft development and manufacturing has been eliminated, privatization has left us, the other ninety-nine percent, only dreaming of floating off this doomed planet and into the final frontier. How will we ever beat those fat-cats in this new space-race?
According to NASA administrator Chris Scolese, the agency plans to give $150 million in stimulus monies to companies that design, build, and service rockets and crew capsules. Eighty million of that chunk-of-change will be awarded to the company that presents the best “crewed launch demo” – prototypes based on existing cargo-capsule designs, modified for human travel.
Alas! Your prayers have been answered, for HOMECOMING! has stepped up to the plate. On December 3rd, 2011, HOMECOMING! will unveil its XLP-11 crude-crewed launch prototype, a spaceship built by the people and for the people! We are asking members of the community to not only join us for this monumental occasion, but to be part of the creation of the XLP-11 prototype. Bring one item, large or small, as a contribution to the molecular make-up of our ticket out of here.
Cover is $5 to attendees with spacecraft item in hand, (i.e. old lights, tin foil, out-moded electronics and whatever else it takes to get to space), and $10 for those who just want a seat.
-OR- donate $5 or more to reserve a ticket. First 100 will receive a limited edition HOMECOMING! button.
Space-garb is strongly encouraged. Help us help you reach the stars!
Work by guest artists Elliott Johnson and M will be featured as well as installations by HOMECOMING’s own Christopher Blay, Tim Harding and Kris Pierce.
Also DJ JuanSOLO wil be in the house…
Shine up your moon boots people. Open bar for all those of legal drinking age.
The Earth is crumbling. Disease is rampant, population is out of control, ice caps are melting. Of course, the logical thing to do is pack up and relocate –– to outer space.
Several Fort Worth artists operating under the moniker of theHomecoming Committee have banded together to create “our ticket out of here,” the group says in a sarcastically officious press statement. In an artistic spoof, the committee has designed a “crude/crewed launch demo, a prototype based on existing cargo-capsule designs, modified for human travel” and will unveil the XLP-11 –– “a spaceship by the people, for the people!” –– at 9pm on Saturday at 2525 Weisenberger St. in Fort Worth. The XLP-11 was built by the committee’s own Christopher Blay, Timothy Harding, and Kris Pierce, with help from guest artists Elliot Johnson and M.
Attendees/prospective passengers are encouraged to bring to the launch party one item: old lights, tin foil, out-moded electronics, “whatever else it takes to get to space.” Cover is $5 for contributors; $10 for folks “who just want a seat.” Prospective passengers also can visit www.homecomingcommittee.com to donate $5 or more to reserve a ticket. The first 100 online donors will receive a limited edition Homecoming button. Entertainment on Saturday will be provided by DJ Juan Solo; open bar for 21-and-uppers. “Space-garb is strongly encouraged,” the committee says. “Help us help you reach the stars!” — Anthony Mariani
Homecoming Committee’s Launch Party is at 9pm Sat at 2525 Weisenberger St, FW. $5-10. Open bar.