Sun, May 27th: Aaron Walker--Workshop, 2pm-4pm
Aaron Walker: Unsanctioned Sign Company
The Unsanctioned Sign Co. is an ongoing series of guerrilla landmark signs commemorating under-sung moments in local artist-run culture. In many smaller cities, regional, independent and self financed art endeavors are often poorly archived, easily
forgotten or misrepresented, contributing perhaps to a feeling of cultural fatalism outside larger national hubs. This project is an ongoing attempt to mark the site of these endeavors, be it a short-lived not-for-profit, basement show space, or defunct artist
Public signage is erected and often forgotten or replaced as new relationships towards the city are conjured and then enforced. The USC embraces such forgetfulness. That said, city signs are not always official or by decree. The USC hovers in between these two spaces, public commemoration versus private intervention or personal advertisement. The USC offers its services as a modest remediation, to give voice to "missing" signage, markers and designations of regional importance.
As part of Public Space Camp at Compound Yellow, we propose a public sign-making workshop and subsequent sign installation and ribbon cutting bike ride. Both will utilize the USC mobile bike trailer as a hub for sign making, silk screening and activation. The workshop will include the help and input of collaborators Jesse Malmed, Stella Brown, Davi Lakind, Greg Ruffing, and Tim Dukes. A hacked vinyl cutter and various materials from the bike trailer will be used on site at Compound Yellow to create quick and weather resistant signage by workshop attendees. Participants will be encouraged to install their signage in the public space of their choosing.