Installation & Public Project by Christopher Statton and Megan Wilson
October 1 – 31, 2014
with Events October 29 & 30
ATA (Artists’ Television Access)
992 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
In October 2014, artists Christopher Statton and Megan Wilson will present the window instillation and public project Better Homes & Gardens Today at ATA (Artists’ Television Access). The November location for the project is TBA. For Home Statton and Wilson will be partnering with the Gubbio Project, the Coalition On Homelessness, and At The Crossroads to: 1) Heighten awareness around “home” and the realities of homelessness; 2) Cultivate a dialog within communities and amongst disparate groups; and 3) Raise money to benefit each of these critical organizations.
Statton and Wilson, will spend October painting “Home” signs in different languages in the window space of ATA. The single word for “Home” will be painted in black against a color background. Within the first letter of each sign a flower will be painted. The signs will be painted on 1⁄4″ plywood and range in size from 12″x18″ to 16″x30.”
On October 29th & 30th Wilson and Statton will host evening events at ATA for tech corporations and their employees – such as Twitter, Zendesk, Yammer, Google, and Facebook who have expressed interest in helping to made a difference to ease the suffering experienced by those living on the streets. The evenings will include presentations by the participating organizations and discussion on:
1. The realities of being homeless
2. What the culture and climate of homelessness is like in San Francisco; and
3. What is truly needed to address this crisis – funding and policy change.
Attendees will be asked to participate in the project by purchasing a set of “Home” signs. The signs will be available for $100/pair. Purchasers will get one sign for his/herself and the other sign will be donated to one of the three partner organizations to use as they see best fit. Purchasers will also be provided with more information on each of the organizations and how they can further help. All of the proceeds and the signs purchased for the organizations will be divided evenly and go to the three partners (Gubbio Project, Coalition On Homelessness, and At The Crossroads).