We're gearing up for the next Oh Nancy gig - it's happening in March at Projekt 722. Projekt 722 is a sweet little space in Williamsburg run by wonderful folks and they've asked us put together a show. So in keeping with Oh Nancy tradition we decided to take over their unused outdoor space (it's kinda like a courtyard) and rock a massive installation - and we want your help!
Here's a quick look at what we were thinking;
When we last saw the Corn Team they were running from the Preacher and his goons and in that time we wondered what would be happening back in the mysterious town these characters came from. We imagine that without the Preacher and their beloved footballers the townsfolk are probably tearing the place up. The Preacher and the Corn Team embodied faith and order but now they've all gone and the villagers left behind feel abandoned. They don't know where to turn and they're searching for new purpose.
In the outdoor space we like to build a "busted monument" with you guys. We imagine this as the classic town square statue that's been torn down and repurposed by the people with a new vision. We're going to build the statue base, which will be about 5 ft. tall, 4ft. wide, and 6. long, framed and skinned with plywood and then skimm coated with cement - so it appears to be solid concrete. This base is there to be used and abused as you see fit - install competing icons, vandalise it, kick in a corner (but in a...y'know..artful way), hang effigies - whatever you can come up with - the base is meant only as an armature for what you guys could do. We'll be building this thing March 2nd-4th and invite anyone who wants to make something to come down and create this beast together - an Oh Nancy sculpture-jam!
In addition to the "busted monument" we're also going to finally tailgate! We got our hands on a 50 gallon oil drum that we've cleaned up and turned into a functional grill. We've nicknamed it the "Gril-lapolypse." We'll hire an actor for opening night, dress 'em up like Nancy, and have him/her serve hot dogs and burgers "communion" style. Reflecting the community nature of a cookout we've made multiple legs for the grill that we'd send to anyone who's interested to dress up and make unique and then reattach back onto the grill intime for the party. We'll send you the steel, and (except for the very ends - which need to be untouched so we can weld it) you can paint, add material and alter in any way you see fit.
The entire installation will be outside and exposed to the elements for the entire run of the show - March 2nd - 31st. So please make sure and plan on the weather being a factor if you decide to make something for the installation. March in New England can be all kinds crazy - snow, rain, freezing rain - so design your contribution to be able to deal with what mother nature throws at it. That being said you could use this to your advantage and make a piece that will decay overtime which is cool also.
That's the quick and short of it. We've put together a package explaining and illustrating in detail what's up with this show. Give it a look through when you get a chance. It contains important dates relavent to the deadlines for parts of the installation.
Contact Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org for the full open call package - and to get answers to any questions you might have.
Always the best,
Fionn, Nate & Arthur