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12 Events

The Art Guys
1983-2013: Thirty Years of Collaboration, Commitment, Confustion

"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead

12 Events is a series public events executed by The Art Guys at various locations throughout Houston over the course of the year 2013.  
12 Events
consists of 12 separate and distinct events, one for each month.  
12 Events consists of selections from unrealized works by The Art Guys of varying length and complexity.  
12 Events is a series of unspectacular spectacles: elaborately unordinary life gestures.  
12 Events continues The Art Guys interest in a "direct-to-the-public" and accessible approach to experiencing art outside the established institutional framework.
12 Events
is designed to engage the widest possible audience by utilizing various media. The Art Guys engage the media because the media engages the public.
12 Events is free and open to the public.
12 Events is presented in celebration of thirty years of The Art Guys' collaboration.



Symphony No. 1 For The Ship Channel

Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Houston Ship Channel at the Santa Anna Capture Site, Pasadena, Texas (map)

Description:  From 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Anna Capture Site on the banks of the Houston Ship Channel,
The Art Guys conducted the sounds of the Houston Ship Channel.

"Symphony No. 1 for the Ship Channel (in 12 movements)"- audio excerpt, approx. 2 minutes (MP3, 2.4MB)

images by Everett Taasevigen

images by Chris Lockwood

images by Cameron Armstrong

video excerpt, approx. 2 minutes (quicktime, 24MB)
video by Everett Taasevigen

Audiences followed The Art Guys live during this event on FaceBook or Twitter ( @TheArtGuys)



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