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I Approve This Messge - Definition

There have been dozens of responses to the UnConvention’s call sponsored by the Walker Art Center and the Uptake for short videos with the theme I Approve This Message. This latest example by San Francisco artist J.D. Beltran is yet another way to define the task. Check it out.

Video about the F30 Pedal Cloud, an 11 person bike

by Justin Heideman at 1:07 pm 2008-08-05
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The Minnesota Independent has a video about the F30 Pedal Cloud, a bike powered by 11 people, and part of The UnConvention, sponsored by Forecast Public Art:

While the bike had made appearances at events from the May Day Parade to Pride, its inspiration is less… summery: Last winter, out on the ice of Medicine Lake, Forecast director Jack Becker encountered its ancestor. As part of the Soap Factory’s Art Shanty Projects, in which artists reinvent the traditional icefishing house, a group of artists had built an art shanty on wheels. Over five weeks, the six-person, pedal-powered ice shack had racked up some 200 miles. And Becker knew he’d found his project.

The UnConvention in the news

by Justin Heideman at 10:50 am 2008-07-03
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We’re very proud to have been featured on both KMSP and WCCO’s evening newscasts recently, talking about My Yard Our Message and I Approve This Message. Here are clips from both appearances.