As part of the show “Our Mind Into A Brezel” at the Kunstverein Neuhausen, a story and photo from The Sharing Project (“Shared Resources And Expectations”) is appearing in the publication, THE EXECONOMIST, which appears at first glance to be a normal financial newspaper. The contents, though, challenge those expectations in all kinds of ways. Many thanks to the curators, Susanne Jakob, Kai Bauer, and Hans Winkler for organizing this wonderful show and publication!
Thank you so much William Kherbek for your wonderful article in Berlin Art Link about Seven Attempts To Make A Ritual and the other super interesting works in the fantastic show (up through the end of July) that Stephan Adamski curated at his gallery in Berlin.
The movie version of Pumping is also available now on Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video. Many thanks to Suzanne Harle and Green Planet Films for making that happen!
The movie version of Sick-Amour is now available on Amazon Prime, as well as Amazon Instant Video. Many thanks to Suzanne Harle and Green Planet Films for making that happen!
I’ve assembled some excerpts from The Sharing Project installation. Many thanks to Rosanna Albertini for presenting this assemblage in The Kite.
Many thanks to Rosanna Albertini for presenting “Shared Resources and Expectations” (from The Sharing Project) in The Kite!
Thank you so much Diane Calder for your wonderful review of The Sharing Project show at the UAM in ArtScene!!! I really appreciate it!!!
Here’s the link. I’ve also included the text below:
Note the number of times the word “MINE,” (a form of the possessive case of “I”) is brandished by children testing the boundaries of ownership, and you begin to get some idea of how challenging was artist and filmmaker Joel Tauber’s project to teach the value of sharing to his preschool aged son Zeke. Complicated when Zeke’s younger brother Ozzie arrives on the scene, Tauber’s examination of the history, philosophy and psychology of sharing, in a society where “socialism” is considered to be a dirty word and the attitude that “he who dies with the most toys wins,” is unduly promoted, leads him to examine, with Zeke, the remains of “Happyville,” an early twentieth century Jewish commune of 50 pioneers in South Carolina. There, determined to uncover the mysteries of sharing and to “fix,” metaphysically and poetically, whatever caused this utopian community to disintegrate, Zeke and his dad get to work with Zeke’s “special tools,” that is toy hammer, pliers and shovel. Together they probe and dig, then “repair” an ancient tractor and decaying building. Supporting that feature video, “The Sharing Project,” are numerous short films focusing on Zeke and his dad grappling with the challenges of sharing, as well as tablets involving 21 experts in different fields offering their thoughts on the subject. In addition, Tauber invites members of the viewing audience to contribute toys and position them with others in a growing gallery sculpture of sharing that will be dispersed among the community as each contributor is encouraged to select one toy to take away at the end of the show (CSU Long Beach, Long Beach).