Open Source features instructions for intervention in public space, designed for distribution via social networks. Instructions are organized in a standardized format to privilege ideas over aesthetics. Each may be shared directly from www.invisiblevenue.com and are also formatted for single-sided printing.
Each set of instructions provides an outline for an intervention that can be performed by anyone, anywhere. Authorship and/or ownership are eschewed in favor of collaboration and dissemination--the emphasis here is on the cultivation of creative autonomy in the public sphere.
Open Source is ongoing an project, initially featuring Chris Basmajian, Arianna Davalos, Jamie Hilder, David Horvitz and Alex Katz, Elizabeth Sims, Tom Comitta + SF Guerilla Opera, Chris Sollars, Zefrey Throwell, and Christine Wong Yap. Cultural producers from any discipline may submit instructions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; instructions will be added to the site and announced on Facebook and Twitter on a rolling basis.
IMAGE: David Horvitz and Alex Katz, "How to Organize a Life Drawing Class Using Police as Models During the Occupation," 2011.