Definitely going to this.
Oakland, CA - You may have seen them drinking tea at Farley’s East or stopping people near Lake Merritt to take their portrait. Since February, Projet En Vue has been walking the streets of Oakland, talking to the people that they meet and documenting their stories and experiences through audio recorded interviews and 35mm photography.
These portraits will be showcased at Macarthur B Arthur Gallery in North Oakland on June 2ndand 3rd. Along with photographs from the project, the show will feature the audio from the interviews and a live reading of material from the interviews on the night of June 2nd.This collection of portraits seeks to influence the media’s portrayal of Oakland by illuminating the stories of the individuals who live in this unique community. Projet En Vue hopes that this exhibition will engage the viewer in a dialogue about what ties us together in communities as well as the experience of being human in the Twenty-First Century.
Projet En Vue has a “simplistically beautiful mission to fuse an eclectic range of perspectives together to form a greater narrative of community; Featuring vibrant photograph in cohesion with the interviews, not only is the project aesthetically infectious but truly has captured the varying dimensions of how gorgeous and strange humanity may be.” –Fox & Sound Collective
Sati Faulks and Saskia Levy-Sheon, Projet En Vue’s founders, will be available to talk about the project and answer questions throughout the exhibition. This will be their final event in Oakland before they bring their project to Barcelona, Paris, and Philadelphia.
Macarthur B Arthur Gallery is located at 4030 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland, CA. The gallery will open be Saturday, June 2nd from 5pm to 10pm and on Sunday, June 3rd from 1pm to 5pm. There will be a live reading of material from the interviews at 7pm on June 2nd.