Conversation Piece | 2011
VIDEO COMING SOON...
A project organized by Reza Safavi, Garric Simonsen and John van Veen in collaboration with Brian Wilson, Tribute Gallery and Disjecta.
This Saturday from 1-4pm @ Disjecta // 8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217
This project will travel via school bus from Spokane, Washington to Portland, Oregon and document conversations concerning interconnectivity between everyday human activities, science and the fundamental nature of reality and existence.
Curiosity moves life forward. Our gift of being able to convert abstract thoughts into models of reality both hinders and facilitates our ability to grow intellectually. In today’s cultural matrix, we see social roles being replaced with deteriorating, mind numbing, less energizing pursuits that paralyze critical thought and offer no tangible insight for intellectual growth.
Our intent with this project is to offer a temporary place to educate and converse upon alternative methods of stimulating growth within our minds and our communities. Please join us and bring your own thoughts, ideas and questions. Look for the big yellow school bus.
Garric Simonsen is a maker of things and a musician who spends his free time thinking about how little time there is to think about things worth thinking about.
Reza Safavi is something like a phenomenon.
John van Veen is a genius mathematician, scientist and theoretical mastermind whom at the drop of a hat will debate virtually anything with anyone, anywhere.
John van Veen disclaimer: My qualifications are highly overstated. Don't believe everything you read.