Jessica Tully
The Cell Phone Sleeping Bag Acquired by The Jewish Museum in NYC
Cell Phone Sleeping Bag
Jessica Tully for REBOOT

Limited edition textile, hemp with soy based ink.


2012 UPDATE: The Cell Phone Sleeping Bag was acquired by The Jewish Museum, NY, as an example of early 21st century Jewish material culture, innovative design, and as a manifestation of Reboot's community building and reinterpretation of ritual. It has been added to the permanent collection and is housed in "Contemporary Judaica."

Get your own here: http://www.sabbathmanifesto.org/sleeping_bags

I designed this piece for Reboot's Sabbath Manifesto to help us resist the tempting electronic glow of cell phones and other devices during one's cherished weekly down time.
Saturday, October 15, 2011

Please join me for the Destructables.org launch party. Several years in the making, now open for business.

The launch will feature several demos, including 'how to make and use wheat paste to put up posters', a demo from the Center for Tactical Magic, and more!

Destructables is a sort of online anarchist cookbook without the weapons and with a lot more art and humor. The site features user-generated, step-by-step instructions for performing a wide range of public actions, such as: shop-dropping (putting fake products in stores), protest strategies, wheat-pasting, making protest props, interventions, methods of civil disobedience, and many other forms of dissent. The projects range from the practical and tactical to the creative and illegal. We wanted to put these tools and resources into one convenient place. To make a living archive and resource for the art and activist communities where people can share what they’ve learned. The site already includes contributions from high profile groups the Yes Men, Crimethinc, and the Center for Tactical Magic.

Destructables.org was made possible through the generous support of Southern Exposure, Di Rosa and through tactical support from Crimethinc, and the Center for Creative Activism. Thanks to the Studio for Urban Projects

Hope you can stop by,

-Packard


Update: Presenters announced for Destructables.org launch party this Saturday 4-7pm
Demos starting at 5pm:

Center for Tactical Magic
Equal parts magic, private investigation, ninjas, and artists, the Center for Tactical Magic will show us the steps to perform a Wells Fargo Embargo
http://www.tacticalmagic.org/

Larry Bogad
Performer and UC Davis associate professor Larry Bogad will share protest performance strategy and do some work-shopping
http://www.lmbogad.com/

Packard Jennings
Destuctables.org founder Packard Jennings will show how to make and how to use wheat paste (for putting up art, posters, altering billboards, etc.)
http://centennialsociety.com/durham.html

Lucas Murgida
Artist and locksmith Lucas Murgida will show us the technique to drill open a standard door lock.
http://lucasmurgida.com/

Jessica Dylan Tully
Artist, choreographer and public performer, Jessica Dylan Tully shares the process for making a temporary sidewalk stencil.
http://jessicatully.com/home.html

Saturday October 15th from 4pm-7pm (demos start about 5pm)
In the Studio for Urban Projects.
3579 17th street (at Dolores) San Francisco

Jessica Tully Writes For SF MOMA Open Space
One artist each month is invited by SF MOMA's Open Space to view their permanent collection and select a couple pieces to write about and to pair with exterior content like music, film, wine, or in my case, contemporary geopolitical events.

I was invited to be the artist for June 2010. Please click on the link below to check out my findings:


http://blog.sfmoma.org/2010/06/collection-rotation19/
Bobcat Ballet Act II debut Saturday March 20
The Right of Return (Bobcat Ballet Act II) - a decade later
by Jessica Tully

A duet featuring Audio Angel and Jessica Tully

Costumes by Tracy Ginsberg

Bobcats by Bobcat West

Performance: Saturday March 20, 2010, 11:00 AM, with a reception and public exhibition to follow until 1:00.

Tickets: $12 at http://bobcat.eventbrite.com

Exhibition: March 20 - 26, 2010,
Tuesdays - Fridays 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
and Saturdays 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SOMArts Main Gallery and Garden

In 2000, artist Jessica Tully developed the performance piece The Machines Next Time (Bobcat Ballet) as a site-specific ballet with synchronized Bobcat Skid-steer Loaders, choreographed by resident children at the North Beach Housing Development prior to its demolition.

Ten years later, Tully and longtime collaborator, Audio Angel, will perform the next phase of the project as duet in two Bobcat Loaders inspired by the stories of the former and current residents of the now rebuilt and renamed North Beach Place. Tully, along with SOMArts Cultural Center, is inviting those involved with the project to reunite and explore how they were affected by displacement, demolition and their right to return to the newly rebuilt, reorganized and renamed North Beach Place.

This event is made possible in part to the generosity of Bobcat West distributors. Tickets to the performance are $12, and will be followed by a free opening reception in the SOMArts Main Gallery.
2009-10 BARGE Residency
Jessica Tully was awarded the BARGE residency in Oakland, CA. Stay locked on this station for upcoming events, exhibitions and talks. In the meantime, rest assured, Ms. Tully has one of the most spacious and supportive working environments in the land.

Recent workshop:

SITE-BASED PRACTICES

a workshop led by David Buuck & Jessica Tully

Marin Headlands Bunkers

Sunday June 21, 11am-2pm

co-sponsored by Small Press Traffic & the Headlands Center for the Arts



Please join writer David Buuck and artist Jessica Tully for a site-specific workshop at the former military bunkers in the Marin Headlands. We will explore a wide range of methods and practices related to site-based writing and art practices, including several on-site exercises and experiments. This workshop is designed for ALL levels of interested writers and artists, to explore how we engage place, site, environment and the political histories therein as writers, artists, and citizens. We will discuss and explore writing and research techniques as well as much more performative and embodied strategies of site-work, so be prepared to try new ways of thinking, moving, and working!

David Buuck is an alumni artist in residence this June at Headlands Center for the Arts. He is contributing editor at Artweek, and teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent publications include The Shunt (Palm Press) and Buried Treasure Island, a guidebook printed in conjunction with an installation and audio-tour by BARGE (the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics).

Jessica Tully is a conceptual artist working at the intersection of culture and politics. From hip-hop water ballet to a rock opera of live construction equipment to voter education drives, her site-specific performances, videos, drawings and campaigns are set within socially charged public spaces. In 2008 she debuted a new stencil series and walking tour entitled Syndicate commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for the Bay Area Now 5 triennial exhibition.

Note: We will meet at the Headlands Center Dining Hall at 11 for introductory remarks and head out from there. We will arrange for car-pooling to the site for those who need it. There will be optional pre-workshop readings. Bring notebook, camera, sunscreen and/or hat, outdoor shoes, layers for cold, etc. The Marin Headlands is home to several former military installations, including the bunkers, the Nike Missile Site, and the current home of the Headlands Center for the Arts.

$40 general public / $30 students and members of Headlands Center for the Arts and/or Small Press Traffic.

Class is limited to 20 participants.

Sign up online by using paypal from sptraffic.org

or make arrangements through email at smallpresstraffic@gmail.com

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New Work Alert! Pedestrian Dance Party
Installation and performance by Jessica Tully.

Running along side the 101 overpass at Cesar Chavez Street there is a pedestrian bridge. At its apex, artist Jessica Tully lays down 10 feet of linoleum, and places a boom box in the middle of it. Electronic break beats and soul rhythms intermingle with the constant sound of the traffic below. Artists and passerbys move through this space and join the dance floor or watch from a safe distance. A dance floor can be anywhere and should be everywhere - and dancing can even happen in mid air. (Audience participation encouraged).




Other-specific work by:

Torreya Cummings, Nina Elder, Alicia Escott,
Chris Fitzpatrick, Julia Goodman, Justin Hurty,
Cameron Kelly, Elyse Mallouk, Raphael Noz,
Brandon Olsen, Weston Teruya, and
Imin Yeh


INTERIM INFILLS:

The Bay Area is full of beautiful and functional public space. However, there are spaces that while technically both “public” and “functional” fail to coincide with our perceptions of what is desirable and recreationally useable. As the urban network expands and highways are built, crisscrossing in mid-air, bisecting neighborhoods and skewing horizons into abstract zigzags, the underneath and in-between spaces become more plentiful, but in their dark, damp shadiness, not necessarily more attractive to the common pedestrian.

A major junction off of highway 101, the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Potrero, (once the site of Bonnie Ora Sherk’s historic public work, “The Farm”), is a surreal tangle of asphalt, whirring automobiles, and dark acute angles where cement meets earth littered with trash and discarded drug paraphernalia. Urban planners have attempted to make this concrete jungle traversable by implementing narrow walkways and footbridges, but have neglected to explore its potential as more than a thoroughfare, and one best avoided at that. The highway underpass is but one example of the abundance of potentially useable civic zones that exist as simultaneously available and seemingly off limits. This peripheral space represents the often present boundary between potential and actual accessibility.

INTERIM INFILLS is an exhibition that will not only explore this particular underused and underappreciated urban matrix, but also the general defining process of public space in any city. The exhibition responds to this strangely beautiful transit zone by creating stopping points throughout. These projects will be temporal or permanent, subtle or eye-catching, objects or performance/projections, silly or contemplative—but will all be site specific and installed without permission (or dare we say Guerilla-style).

Opening info: Sunday June 21, 5-8:30
The work will remain on view in the site for as long as it lasts.

Because the exhibition is sited over a relatively expansive area, the opening headquarters will be held in the back of a big white truck parked along Potrero Ave. all the way at the end next to the baseball field. Inside the van will be site maps and documentation of the various projects. We will have some beer on hand, but we encourage B.Y.O and will provide brown paper bags for your beverage of choice.

INTERIM INFILLS is a Zero Capital project curated by Sally Szwed and Dan Phelan. for more info on this global non-profit visit: zerocapital.net

SITE-BASED PRACTICES Workshop at Headlands Center for the Arts
We are so thrilled to announce these upcoming summer workshops! Please pass the word along to your friends and students.

SITE-BASED PRACTICES
a workshop led by David Buuck & Jessica Tully

Marin Headlands Bunkers
Sunday June 21, 11am-2pm
co-sponsored by the Headlands Center for the Arts

Please join writer David Buuck and artist Jessica Tully for a site-specific workshop at the former military bunkers in the Marin Headlands. We will explore a wide range of methods and practices related to site-based writing and art practices, including several on-site exercises and experiments.

This workshop is designed for ALL levels of interested writers and artists, to explore how we engage place, site, environment and the political histories therein as writers, artists, and citizens.

We will discuss and explore writing and research techniques as well as much more performative and embodied strategies of site-work, so be prepared to try new ways of thinking, moving, and working!

David Buuck is an alumni artist in residence this June at Headlands Center for the Arts. He is contributing editor at Artweek, and teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent publications include The Shunt (Palm Press)and Buried Treasure Island, a guidebook printed in conjunction with an installation and audio-tour by Barge (the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics).

Jessica Tully is a conceptual artist working at the intersection of culture and politics. From hip-hop water ballet to a rock opera of live construction equipment to voter education drives, her site-specific performances, videos, drawings and campaigns are set within socially charged public spaces. In 2008 she debuted a new stencil series and walking tour entitled Syndicate commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for the Bay Area Now 5 triennial exhibition.

Note: We will meet at the Headlands Center Dining Hall at 11 for introductory remarks and head out from there. We will arrange for car-pooling to the site for those who need it. There will be optional pre-workshop readings. Bring notebook, camera, sunscreen and/or hat, outdoor shoes, layers for cold, etc.

The Marin Headlands is home to several former military installations, including the bunkers, the Nike Missile Site, and the current home of the Headlands Center for the Arts.

$40 general public / $30 students and members of Headlands Center for the Arts and/or Small Press Traffic.

Class is limited to 20 participants.
Sign up online by using paypal from sptraffic.org
or make arrangements through email at smallpresstraffic@gmail.com
Jessica Tully with Kim Munson, Wendy Crittenden, Tom Griscom and the Labor Archives and Research Center Selected for BAY AREA NOW 5.
Save the date: Saturday, July 19th, 2008.

BAY AREA NOW 5 OPENING, homies!

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street in San Francisco

Project:

Syndicate: A Walking-tour of site-specific ground stencils at San Francisco's Union Performance Houses

Syndicate is a walking tour and gallery installation of large site-specific ground stencils at the foot of San Francisco's great unionized performance houses that reflect the sometimes historic, sometimes mundane, and sometimes downright sexy union organizing drives that occurred at each venue through time. The "equity" performance houses on the tour could include:

ACT
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Curran Theater
The Fillmore
Ft. Mason Theater
Golden Gate Theater
Herbst Pavilion
The Lusty Lady
Maritime Memorial
Opera House
Orpheum Theater
Post Street Theater
SF MOMA
The Symphony
The Warfield
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Artists:

Jessica Tully (lead) with Kim Munson, Wendy Crittenden, Tom Griscom and the Labor Archives and Research Center
THE WAY THAT WE RHYME
March 28th - June 30th

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

First Floor Galleries
Mar 29 – Jun 29, 2008

Organized by YBCA, The Way That We Rhyme showcases the politically charged work of a new generation of women. Emphasizing performativity, collaboration and coalition building, the works are influenced by the feminist ideologies and activist movements of the past, while also speaking loudly and clearly to the issues facing women right now. Adhering to the notion that there is strength in numbers, the show culls together work from women of differing backgrounds and disciplines to highlight the common goals of their practices.

Artists include: Lisa Anne Auerbach, Andrea Bowers, Nao Bustamante, Tammy Rae Carland, Vaginal Davis, Eve Fowler with Math Bass, Deborah Grant, MK Guth, Taraneh Hemami, Miranda July and Shauna McGarry, LTTR, Leslie Labowitz and Suzanne Lacy, Aleksandra Mir, Laurel Nakadate, Shinique Smith, subRosa, SWOON and Tennessee Jane Watson, The Counterfeit Crochet Project organized by Stephanie Syjuco, The Toxic Titties, Jessica Tully, and RiotGrrl zines from the Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland.