Fishbon del Sur's mission is to encourage collaboration between artists, technologists, writers, desi- gners, performers and particpants to create unique, real-time, compel- ling aesthetic experiences that speak to contemporary audiences.
Fishbon del Sur believes the synergy (sharings of perspectives and skills) made possible in a collaborative space creates a unique and special context for art. By providing context, physical infra- structure, tools, mentoring support and encouragement for creative collaboration, Fishbon del Sur is an experiential incubator for emerging cooperative working models. Much more about the process experience than final product, Fishbon del Sur creates a diverse "interactive" learning community that would be difficult to achieve in isolated individual working environments.
Laura Inks Bodine
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Fishbon del Sur's Red Horse Theatre Lab will be performing its initial production, The Red Horse at the Teatro Sucre across from the old Cathedral on Parque Calderon on the evening of August 31st as part of the Festival Internacional de los Artes Callejeros (International Festival of Street Artists). There's lots to do between now and then. We need help building sets, props, costumes, creating sound effects, video and much more. Soooo, we're planning fun play days Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings to design and create what we need for the show.
The Red Horse is a black comedy about a group of freelance street entertainers that make their living by staging fake gladiatorial combats “live” on the streets of post industrial America. All the familiar types are there: the unscrupulous promoter, the beautiful, but deadly femme fatale, the hapless brute, punk kid sidekick, and magical Red Horse who though her dream dance sequence, changes everything. There’s music, dancing and a touching love story that starts out slightly sinister, but ends with inspiration. Written and directed by Clay Bodine, the cast includes: Hugh Loomis, Kris Loomis, Laura Inks Bodine, David Chirnside, and Deborah Esposito.
For more information contact:
Clay Bodine: (firstname.lastname@example.org), 099-540-2787
Housed in an 80 year old colonial house in Cuenca, Ecuador’s El Centro district, Fishbon del Sur’s purpose is to provide a forum, education and support for creative collaboration, mentorship and the visceral experience of visual, aural and performance-based art. It is also provides exhibition media for the artists and their work.
This amazing large scale mural by members of the Lakomuna artist's collective in Cuenca, Ecuador is part of an upcoming street art exhibition at the space. Fishbon del Sur has also hosted musical performances, live readings and planning workshops for the Cuenca bi-lingual and bi-cultural community theatre company.
YOUTH INTERACTIVE VIDEO FEATURES AMASS GALLERY PROJECT
FUNK ZONE COVER STORY IN SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT FEATURES CCN PRINCIPALS LAURA INKS and CLAY BODINE
The January 3, 2013 issue of the local Santa Barbara alternative newspaper, the Independent featured a cover story about recent initiatives and projects in the Funk Zone neighborhood. CCN Principals Laura Inks and Clay Bodine were profiled in the story. To view the piece online, click on the link below.
FUNK ZONE REPORT RELEASED
CCN partner Laura Inks has just released the final Funk Zone Report with data and details from the six month study funded by a grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation. Download it by clicking on one of the links below:
YOUTH INTERACTIVE OPENS SANTA BARBARA CENTER
The Youth Interactive Project officially opened their Santa Barbara Funk Zone Center for art and entrepreneurship. The project focuses on providing opportunities for at-risk youth to learn entrepreneurial skills.
GRAFFITI PROJECT FEATURED
The Graffiti Project was featured in a recent Santa Barbara Independent Article about a pair of software entrepreneurs who have developed an online art marketplace. Check it out here: http://www.independent.com/news/2012/aug/22/artful-solution/
RESPECT THE ART
The International Autohausat 403 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara had a familiar problem until the weekend of August 11th. Taggers were putting up gang graffiti almost every night. Neighbors tried everything. They painted over the tags repeatedly, organized a neighborhood watch, contacted the city. Nothing worked. Then the owner of the business contacted CCN partner Laura Inks on a tip from a neighbor. Laura got in touch with a local artist and asked him to get a crew together to replace the tags with a full wall mural. The artists discussed the project with Erwin from Autohaus and started work three days later. The wall looks amazing. Neighbors were so inspired they organized an impromptu block party complete with hotdogs and beverages, set up lawn chairs and watched the artists work until 1am. Everyone's happy and best of all, there have been no new tags on the wall since. The project is ongoing and new art will be added every six months. __________________________________________________________________
The amazing AMASS gallery, a fixture on Mason and Helena streets in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone has now been demolished by the developer, but the hundreds of murals by more than 150 artists over the five awesome years it was active, thanks to the work of Laura Inks Bodine and other volunteers will be part of SB history for years to come. We'll miss you!