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Mission Street Arts hosts 181 Collective

SWC Exhibition

October 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CONTACT: Billy Ehret 917-540-2334 billyehret@missionstreetarts.com

Mission Street Arts hosts 181 Collective in residence to create a situational composition entitled
“Tilde: At The Coming of Night”

JEMEZ SPRINGS, NM – Over the course of the residency the 181 Collective will sketch together, collect, and build, all with an eye toward a “one night only!” situational composition. This performative event will be free to the public and will take place on Friday October 9th beginning at twilight and winding throughout Jemez Springs (a parade of sorts). 181 Collective is made up of Brandon Boan, Abby Donovan, Tom Hughes, and Jason Rhodes. These artists will be in residence from October 2nd through October 9th at the Mission Street Arts studios. Various special guest artists from across the country will also participate via the internet including Brittany De Nigris, Aaron K. Hoffer, Mike Marks, Phil McGaughy, Joe Netta, Mike Roche, Charlotte Thurman, and Jacob Zimmerman. Many elements of the event can be viewed from a distance and online. Covid-19 safety guidelines will be enforced.

As a collective, the 181 is interested in creating situations that generate experiential spaces which expand, contract, or reassemble as information sloshes about. They attempt imperfect approximations of the universe as a whole. The members of the collective can be described as a physicist/electronic engineer/musician, a mushroom forager/rockhound, and a linotype operator—any attempts to formalize their practice they view with distress.

The 181 Collective have been working together since 2007 when they found themselves gathered by the Pacific Ocean with a glim glam golden Q, roughly 10 yards of transparent lavender vinyl, and a broken hold on the sea’s reflection. Since then they have gathered and appeared in places like the Arthur Craven Foundation, Milan, Italy; Stockholm Fringe Festival, Stockholm, Sweden; LPM, Rome, Italy; SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; an alley in Eugene, OR; the ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA;
transmissions beamed from Maine to Sao Paulo, Brazil; the National Centre for Contemporary Art, St Petersburg, Russia; Slingshot Festival, Athens, GA; Herrick Cave in Lake County, OR; High Desert Test Sites HQ at the Sky Village Swap Meet, Yucca Valley, CA; and upcoming in spring 2021 at Locust Projects, Miami, FL.

Currently the collective is engaged in realizing “reST stOP”, a yearlong, non-linear series of situations to be composed at rest stops across the continental United States.

WHO: Mission Street Arts hosts 181 Collective in residence
WHEN: October 2-9, with a performative event on Friday October 9th
beginning at twilight and winding throughout Jemez Springs
(a parade of sorts)
Mission Street Arts exists to further the artistic vision of resident artists and the community by providing studio space in a scenic and supportive environment. MSA welcomes artists working in diverse fields including stone-carving, sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, printmaking, textile arts, and writing, and encourages community involvement through workshops, studio visits, and exhibits.


October 9, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


Jemez Springs
Jemez Springs, NM United States


Organized by:

Mission Street Arts


Northern New Mexico

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