Implied Violence Yes and More and Yes and Yes and Why
This summer, Occidental Park will become a showcase for the creative imagination of artists. Using this public space as art space, artists will produce everything from street theater, dance, or temporary sculpture to music, media art, or whatever their imagination might envision, bringing the challenge and spark of art into the day-to-day life of downtown. The end result: Occidental Park becomes a place where art and life intertwine–where one goes to meet the unexpected and catch some of the freshest work from local and visiting artists.
Co-founded by Ryan Mitchell and Mandie O’Connell, and showcasing the art of a shifting roster of visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers, choreographers, sound artists, and others, Implied Violence works include Die Wandlung (Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, 2006); In Between More and More History (The Smoke Farm, 2007); Come to My Center, You Enter the Winter (The Bridge Motel, 2007); and Our Summary in Sequence: Barley Girl, Versus, and Eat Fight Fuck (801 Aloha, 2008). Implied Violence, in collaboration with Seattle-based band The Dead Science, created The Air is Peopled with Cruel and Fearsome Birds, featured in the On the Boards Northwest New Works Festival 2007, before traveling to venues in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans and other cities across the United States.