I am SO thrilled to be getting out of the city and taking Solstenen project up to the Lo-Fi Arts Festival-”Not to Scale”, at Smoke Farm, Arlington Washington!
Sarah Kavage's "grass braid" from 2009 Lo-Fi Festival
Smoke Farm is a truly transformative place, itself a metamorphosis from wilderness to farmland and now back to salmon habitat and a space to creatively engage with the land. I have had the privilege of getting to do a few residencies at Smoke Farm, and the site has changed me; the massive slugs that crawl out at dusk were the beginning of my Slug Princess for The Silvering Path film I co-created in 2008 (shot on location at Smoke Farm), and my photographs from my recent show “Honey and Lightening” were all shot at various places at this incredible site. Please come experience it for yourself, August 13th, Saturday, All-day, Join Solstenen off-site for Community Crochet!
winter fields at Smoke Farm
You still have time to get tickets before you come, camp or just stay for the day.
ADVANCE TICKETS: Gates open at 12 noon on Saturday August 13. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/171964
Keely Isaak Meehan at Smoke Farm
From the Facebook invite:
The 2011 Lo-Fi Arts Festival *Not to Scale features site-specific work in all visual and performance media and happens at Smoke Farm on August 13, 2011.
The Lo-Fi Festival Vision: A 24 hour exploration of installation, performance, and interaction with the Farm which seeks to seed the Farm with narrative and inquiry about place and our use of landscape; providing an unusual opportunity for artists to work in expansive ways within a specific site.
Lo-Fi Artists: Aaron Loveitt, Alexandra Baybutt, Amy Billharz, flatchestedmama, Anne Blackburn, The Lonely Coast, Arne Pihl, Interrupture, Chris McMullen and Steve Withycombe, Daryle Conners, “Awesome”, South Meadow Cabaret, dk pan/NKO, Doug Nufer, ticktock with Sculpture by Miguel Edwards, Ellen Welcker, Eric John Olson, Dr. Calamari and Acrophelia, Greg Bem, ilvs strauss, Jennifer Law and Toby Cohen, Jenna Bean Veatch, Jodee Adams-Moore, John Boylan, Josh Peterson, Kate Fernandez, Fruition Productions, Kathleen Skeels, Keely Isaak Meehan, Kelly Igoe, Ken Turner, Kristin Tollefson, Laura Becker and Evan Blackwell, Mandy Greer, Maridee Slater, Meg Hartwig, Mike Katell, Mike McCracken, soikowski research/performance, Rick Araluce, Robb Kunz, Sara Edwards, Sarah DeWeerdt, Sarah Ferreter and Katherine Wimble, Sarah Kavage and Adria Garcia, Saskia Delores, Vis-a-Vis Society, Stephen Roxborough, Steve Leroux, Bear and Beaster, Susan Balshor, Valet Design, Titanium Sporkesta, Tom de Beauchamp
Food: Regional food trucks and produce vendors will be on hand, so bring your cash! We will also provide grills and charcoal to cook your own.
CAMPING: BYO gear!
Tickets: Gates open at 12 noon on Saturday August 13. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/171964
Parking is limited – carpooling is recommended.
DISCOUNT OPTION: Bike to the farm and pay only $15! Available only at the gate with bike! (Be sweaty..)
The Smoke Farm Venue: As the Farm is invested in conservation and habitat restoration as part of its mission, a lo-tech or no-tech; pack it in, pack it out ethos is central to our approach to the land. A 360 acre former dairy farm in a serene river valley situated outside Arlington, WA; Smoke Farm focuses on supporting art, science, and philosophy through creative engagement and community work as a project of the Rubicon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.