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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.



A Length of String

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. CST until complete
Location: White Oak Bayou beginning at near Tidwell at West T.C. Jester, walking south along the bayou to toward I-610; EVENT LOCATION MAP

event location aerial view

Description: - In 1983, The Art Guys bought a spool a string thinking that this string would be useful for many applications and projects.   Since that time, this spool of string remained virtually unused.   Beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the location indicated above, The Art Guys unravelled this spool of string by walking. After the spool of string was completely unwound, The Art Guys reversed their tracks and rewound the string back onto its spool.

All images by The Art Guys

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

Art Guys to start unraveling - Swamplot
Art Guys to unravel, then reassemble a spool of string - Houston Chronicle


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