Category Archives: Tyler Ave

Playing With Pics

Our friends recently started a tumblr, where they post pics of daily life: buildings, people..stills, stills in motion, and shots of the night with dope effects.

You can check them here: http://aspaceforblackrage.tumblr.com
And hopefully, in the near future, you can see their work in a SEMAP exhibit/art event.

We are in Cali for the winter break (its 80 degrees every single day with no sign of rain), kicking it with the fam, studying, and getting ready for our March show in Pomona (more on that later). As we flipped through some of the pics, we found stills from How’s the Water? that were originally intended to be moving stills. A Space for black rage, reminded us of how much fun moving stills can be, so we decided to play with pics…enjoy:

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Hi! From the Hopscotch Committee

Armed with a large box of 32 sticks of primary colored chalks, we got on our hands and knees and drew large, small, and medium sized hopscotches on the sidewalks of Tyler Avenue. Each box communicated pertinent information: Public Art, Fotos, Video, Silkscreen T-Shirts, Free Raffle, Todas Edades, July 27th, 7-9pm, Tyler & Asher. These playful ads seek to activate the routine walk to El Monte High School, to Columbia Junior High, to the swimming pool, to the library, to Arceo Park, the bike ride to the bus station or the corner where daily laborers wait for work. To remind us (adults) that happiness, even if brief, is nine short, little, effortless hops away. That the simply joys of childhood need not be in the distant past. That, like the lines that make up the hopscotch, our sidewalks, streets, and parks should be flexible enough to be respond to the needs and desires of its current inhabitants.

Keep your eye out for free lemonade (made from lemons found on public sidewalks), free raspados, and colorful posters/flyers. To help make hopscotches, pick fruit from trees on public property, and/or make or post flyers/poster email semartsposse@gmail.com