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INSIDE OUT | OCCUPY OAKLAND: An Urban Exhibition and an Inside Out Group Action
by Celsa Dockstader ( inside.out.occupy.oakland [at] gmail.com )
Sunday Feb 12th, 2012 3:10 PM
LET'S USE ART TO TURN OCCUPY INSIDE OUT! We’ve created a unique portrait series of Oakland Occupiers, revealing the strength and diversity of the movement. We will soon begin posting portraits ranging from 5' to 20'+ high all over the city. Help us make this urban exhibition as part of the global art project, Inside Out, a reality.

The world has its eyes on Oakland as the Occupy movement dramatically unfolds. Thousands of people with different backgrounds and ambitions are gathering to demand change. Their diversity and their stories are the strength of Occupy, and they need to be seen.

Inside Out is a global art project that uses large scale portraits to transform messages of identity into powerful urban exhibitions.The Inside Out Project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize (JR's TED Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAy1zBtTbw). You can visit the Inside Out website (insideoutproject.net) to see stunning examples of some of the projects that are popping up in over 9,000 locations all over the globe.

We have already taken the portraits, but there is a lot of work left to be done in order to bring these images to the streets. We will be pasting photographs all over Oakland with the permission of building owners. Standard portraits measure 3’x5’ and our large portraits sometimes cover entire buildings. Think of the entire city of Oakland as our canvas: Brick walls, metal garage doors, fences, rooftops, smokestacks, alleyways, windows, and any other creative locations are in play.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO BRING THESE PORTRAITS TO THE STREETS. Please check out our kickstarter and share with friends, family, and community: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/insideoutoccupy/inside-out-occupy-oakland

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Website: insideoutoccupyoakland.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Out-Occupy-Oakland-Group-Action
Flickr: http: http://www.flickr.com/photos/insideout_occupy/
Twitter: @InsideOutOccupy
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by Celsa Dockstader Sunday Feb 12th, 2012 3:10 PM

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by Celsa Dockstader Sunday Feb 12th, 2012 3:10 PM