|November 29, 2013|
|6:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
|December 6, 2013|
|6:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
We’re presenting the 2nd Annual “Home for the Holidays” celebration on the Great Wall on two nights this year – Plaid Friday and the December Oakland Art Murmur. The smorgasbord of events include:
- The lighting of a very special Oakland Tree!
-An interactive installation, “Not Too Public,” so you can send real-time messages to the 100′ Wall
- Holiday Wishes and Greetings from your Oakland neighbors
- Beautiful art videos
- And….aerial dance performances by Bandaloop at 7 and 8pm!
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays with Oakland!
Special thanks to the Lake Merritt Uptown District Association for their support this project and of Oakland!
|October 24, 2013 10:00 pm||to||November 22, 2013 5:00 pm|
Or, share a holiday message with Oakland? Now is your chance! The Great Wall is accepting photos, short videos and short text wishes from the Oakland public, and we want to hear from you!
All you need to do is email us (email@example.com) one of the following by Nov. 22:
- A video of you or your friends sharing a wish for the holidays (1 minute or less; iPhone quality is fine)
- A photo of you or your family or your pet or…(higher resolution the better but we can accept almost anything)
- A holiday card with a photo (higher resolution the better but we can accept almost anything)
- A short wish for Oakland in 2014 (30 words or less)
If you can email it, we can accept it! Dropbox is fine too.
Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and Oakland Neighborhood.
on October 24, 2013Posted in Monthly Screenings
|November 1, 2013|
|6:30 pm||to||11:00 pm|
For the third year in a row, the Great Wall presents”About Oakland, By Oakland,” a juried screening of the best short films made my our talented neighbors. Here are the finalists:
Kate Klingbeil – “Osaka”
Nicholas Carter – “Fos”
Jason Jakaitis – “Limitations”
Trevor Parham – “Town Business: Gregorio de Masi”
Chaz Hubbard – “Artist Creates Exhibit In The Midst Of Public Housing Demolition”
aaron de la cruz – “west oakland”
Jason Jakaitis – “Stay the Course”
Kevin Kunze – “Electric Sleep”
Gwendoline Pouchoulin – “Squares versus Circles”
Kit Young – “Gater-E-Later”
Tristan Evans – “Suffused”
on October 23, 2013Posted in Monthly Screenings
|October 4, 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
For the October first Friday, the Great Wall, in collaboration with Chabot Space and Science Center, is bringing you the most exciting videos of Outer Space ever created. It will be like a visit to Chabot’s planetarium, but outdoors on a 100×100′ urban canvas.
Come be mesmerized!
on September 22, 2013Posted in Monthly Screenings
|September 6, 2013|
|4:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
Have you ever wanted to see your art on the 100′ urban canvas that is the Great Wall of Oakland? Now is your chance!
The Great Wall has partnered with the Oakland Museum of California with generous support from the Black Rock Arts Foundation to bring you the Oakland Rover, a tricked out mobile museum complete with all the technology needed to create your very own stop-motion animation.
From 4-7pm, the public is invited to learn about stop-motion while creating one their own by coming to the Rover, parked on W. Grand and Valley, below the Great Wall. No experience in animation or any serious technical skills are needed to participated in this amazingly creative and FREE opportunity available for all ages!
Beginning at 8pm, all of these animations will be projected onto the Great Wall during Oakland’s Art Murmur.
Not sure what stop-motion animation is? Check this out.
Don’t miss this freakishly cool opportunity to create public art in Oakland! Be there.
on August 16, 2013Posted in Monthly Screenings
|May 11, 2013|
|3:00 am||to||10:00 am|
The Great Wall of Oakland will host the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival benefiting the East Bay SPCA with the Bay Area premiere of the Walker Art Center‘s highly acclaimed (#catvidfest) on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3-10pm.
Visit the website for all the de-tails!
on March 16, 2013Posted in Monthly Screenings
|February 1, 2013|
|6:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
Projecting onto the massive urban canvas, the Great Wall will explore color and light manipulation in video through a curated set of high-octane videos and three real-time video performers.
VJ Rainbow Puddle
and Jeremy Rourke
will each take their turn at illuminating the Wall with their unique sets and Tim Thompson’s Space Palette
will be on the sidewalk of West Grand for the audience to try their hand at light and color manipulation.
The Space Palette is an interactive installation – a musical and graphical instrument that lets you play music and paint visuals simultaneously by waving your hands in the holes of a wood frame
“It’s like finger-painting with three-dimensional mousepads in mid-air, letting you orchestrate your own symphony of sound and color,” says Thompson.
It will be set up and available for anyone to use, and the visual results of their hand-waving will be displayed on the Great Wall in realtime.”
on January 14, 2013Posted in Monthly Screenings
|January 31, 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
The awesomely talented students at Oakland School for the Arts Digital Media are raising funds to project their winter show on the Great Wall!
Check out their Kickstarter Campaign and consider making a donation to make their large-scale dreams come true!
Everyone who donates $10 or more will get a cup of hot coco at the show on January 31, 2013 at 7pm.
Support these students and the arts in Oakland.
|January 4, 2013|
|6:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
Cadavre Exquis with Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Max Morise and Man Ray
It’s time for our “Exquisite Corpse” showing on the Great Wall of Oakland.
In case you’re not familiar or missed last year’s show with the same theme, “Exquisite Corpse” refers the parlor game the Surealists used to expand their creative capacity. One artist would start with a sketch, fold up the paper leaving only a bit of the drawing visible and pass it to the next artist who would continue the drawing (see “Nude” to the right).
The Great Wall’s curators have expanded upon this idea by stringing together several disparate, but outstanding, video pieces by finding a visual thread that links the before and after.
Join us, Friday!
on December 11, 2012Posted in Monthly Screenings