|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
|April 5, 2013|
|6:00 am||to||11:00 pm|
|6:00 am||to||11:00 pm|
|April 5, 2013 7:00 am||to||April 6, 2013 12:00 am|
Ever wanted to try your hand a at stop-motion animation? Ever wanted to see your own film on the Great Wall? We’re teaming up with Oakland Museum of California to make all of your dreams come true!
The Oakland Rover
This Spring the Oakland Rover, OMCA’s interactive, electric mobile museum will park right in front of the Great Wall and invite you and anyone from Oakland to create a short stop-motion film to be projected on the Great Wall during Oakland’s Art Murmur.
You don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity for self-expression.
More details coming soon…
on November 30, 2012Posted in Monthly Screenings
on November 8, 2012Posted in Monthly Screenings
|November 2, 2012|
|7:30 pm||to||11:30 pm|
The title says it all.
The 2nd annual “About Oakland, By Oakland”, a collection of the finest short video and films from artists in our hometown will be screened on November 2nd. Come, be inspired by your neighbors.
“The Nothing” by Matt Fisher
“I’ve screened ‘Salome’ in Korea, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Rome, but the Great Wall may be my favorite venue to date. Thanks again for the opportunity to show my work.” – Jan, Oakland
The 2nd Annual “About Oakland, By Oakland”
I am by Joe Rivers
The Nothing by Matt Fisher
Welcome to Town Park by Eli DeVries
Oakland Rain Redux by John Coyne
The Chords of Life by Douglas Cole
Vavohu by Adam Glucksman
Music Jelly by YAK Films
Crossing by Ellen Lake
Unspoken by Amaya Harrison
If Only I Were As Beautiful As You by Anne M. Klint
Blink by Lauren Patrick
Character by Melinda James
Photo Montage of Oakland by Jed Sullivan
Continum Infinituum by Ben Ridgeway
Easy by Artemis
Cooking with Crom by Matt Fisher
Beats Antique by Ivan Landau
RIP Ritch by YAK Films
Many thanks to our awesome sponsors for making this show posible:
|October 1, 2012 9:00 am||to||October 22, 2012 5:00 pm|
The Great Wall is seeking submissions for the 2nd Annual About Oakland By Oakland
Who Can Submit: Short-film makers / video artists living or working in Oakland (and the surrounding areas) OR short-film makers / video artists who have created a film about our town
What We’re Looking For: Dynamic, short films or video pieces (moving imagery only) from the talented artists in our communities. The subject of the film does not need to be specifically about Oakland. We’re interested in what the artists of Oakland are creating, observing and saying through beautiful moving imagery.
How to Submit: Send a link to your film on the web to email@example.com. Include your name, location, title of the film and running time of the film.
Other Specs: All submissions must be under 7 minutes in length, contain moving imagery (no still images) and be appropriate for all ages (no sex, violence, political propaganda, advertising, or any derogatory images / words). Please send one film per email. Entire websites will NOT be reviewed. Note: If you recently submitted your film to Homegrown, it will be automatically reviewed for this screening. Please do not resubmit the same film.
Very Important Submission Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5pm
Show Date: November 2, 2012 from 8-11pm on the Great Wall of Oakland
Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got!
on October 1, 2012Posted in Monthly Screenings
In case you missed, the September “Homegrown” show, here is what you need to know:
Pandora debuted Sounds of Oakland on the Wall but you can listen online from anywhere in the world.
These fantastic local filmmakers screened these films:
Artist Melinda James in front of Drea Cooper’s “Scrapertown”
Scotterpop by Scott Hammell
China, My China by Victor Ingrassia
Scraps of Paper by Jeremy Rourke
Wake Up Monday by Patrici Flores
Rise and Shine by Ysabelle Flores
Trumpet Kid by Mike Kepta
Bandalore by About Her Films
Moments by Paul Trillo
Escargot by Jason Jakaitis
Scrapertown by Drea Cooper
It was a fantastic celebration of all the incredible talent in Oaktown!
on September 18, 2012Posted in Recommended Links
|October 5, 2012|
|8:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
Have you ever wondered what Pixar artists create when they’re not working on films such as Brave, Up, Finding Nemo…?
“Hu’s Game” by Shaun Kim
“Salome” by Jan Pfenninger
On Oct. 5, it’s your chance to find out during the Great Wall of Oakland’s 2nd Annual “Behind the Pixar Screen”.
The personal works of our talented neighbors, will be featured in this special screening. Don’t miss it!
“Revisiting Apollo:Apollo 15″ by Jim Capobianco