BE JASON: FAQ
WHAT EXACTLY IS BE JASON?
I will be transforming Black & White Projects into a fully immersive and completely participatory installation that will stretch the limits of both the gallery and be-ing.
Once you cross the threshold into the gallery, you will be both the art and Jason.
Be Jason is broken into four stations that will invite the newly created Jasons to Map, Make, Become, and Read Jason.
Each station augments each Jason’s be-ing creating an infinite number of Jasons.
Jasons will leave with a Paper Jason to spread into the cosmos.
Be Jason is being heralded as, "a futurist retrospective of augmented being."
WHAT IS THE BE YOU CREW?
Everyone right now participating in Be Jason is a part of the Be You Crew! You are the the friends and comrades that show up, the cheerleaders on social media, the freaks and queers and artists who just be, and the patrons.
The Be You Crew will also become a curriculum that will be prototyped through free workshops at community organizations throughout the Bay Area (and hopefully even beyond). These workshops and residencies will cultivate a diverse, intergenerational family of artists exploring be-ing both in individually and collectively and inviting others to be them.
And...My dream is to ultimately get enough funding so that it can become a PAID residency for artists (of any age / experience) who want their be-ing to be their art. My goal is to work with three to five artists over the course of a year to support them in creating their own Futurist Retrospective of Augmented Beings based on their be-ing.
You is a rare word in English that is both singular and plural. It hints that the dualities that we think exist might not actually be dualities. This balance and intersection of the singular / plural speaks strongly to me. It allows me to exist both as I be and as we be without any divorce in identity.
Hopefully, it speaks strongly to you too and together we can both BE.
WHERE IS THIS PROJECT GOING?
The project is broken into three distinct phases.
PHASE ONE culminates in Be Jason: A Futurist Retrospective at Black & White Projects in San Francisco in October 2018. This first phase is focused on me and invites others in to be me. It is a practice in radical, open vulnerability and it feels like it needs the space to be its own thing before jumping into learning what it be.
PHASE TWO will focus on discerning insights from Be Jason and transforming them into activities, lesson plans, and workshops that will be facilitated across the Bay Area FREE OF CHARGE. It is a practice of freely sharing as a means to deepen understanding and cultivate even more radical, open vulnerability.
PHASE THREE will begin no earlier than 2019 and when enough monthly patrons have been secured to ensure a consistent cash flow of $4000 / month, which will enable me to pay three to five artists on a monthly basis for the duration of one year to create their own Futurist Retrospective of Augmented Beings. The goal of Phase Three is to support emerging artists in opening their self and practice as a means of be-ing and art-making.
HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?
FIRST, JOIN THE BE YOU CREW! Joining is free, you just have to be you (and share your email).
OR... MAKE A ONE TIME GIFT. I know not everyone can or wants to be a monthly patron. Sometimes, you have an extra bit of $$ on hand and want to make a one time gift. You can do that too! All money raised in 2018 goes towards the production Be Jason exhibition.
Or... FOLLOW BE JASON ON INSTAGRAM. I'm posting exclusive content to Instagram, including Be Jason: The Tour: Mexico City!
Or... ATTEND THE OPENING on October 26, 2018. It's going to be costume party you will not want to miss. SIGN UP HERE to get the invitation.