K6XU was a Special Project presented at the 2nd edition of Untitled, San Francisco – an installation by artist Paul Amenta in collaboration with Not Design and UNTITLED Radio. This project was realized in partnership with the San Francisco Art Institute. Special thanks to Eric Schroeder.
UNTITLED Radio in partnership with Miami-based web station Wynwood Radio broadcasted live from K6XU – including talks, discussions, sound and performance-based work from the fair to a broader audience. UNTITLED Radio, developed by Untitled, ART Programming Director Amanda Schmitt, included an extensive schedule of live and pre-recorded audio and musical performances, curated playlists, and experimental recordings.
Not Design produced printed content that was installed on the built structures, including the UNTITLED Radio program and the fair’s special events schedule. Not Design is a collaborative studio interested in solving problems in unconventional ways. The end results are not only that they design artifacts (things) but that they identify needs and fill them. They aim to have an impact by making education, information and experiences more relevant.
Paul Amenta, artist and co-founder of SiTE:LAB, has received national attention for his use of vacant urban spaces for temporary site-specific art installations and projects. He holds a BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from Grand Valley State University, and an MFA in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Art in New York.
SiTE:LAB is a nomadic all-volunteer artist-led initiative that has organized over 20 projects primarily in underutilized sites in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Project sites have included: An entire city Block, an abandoned natural history museum, a nature preserve, vacant commercial buildings, and a once-grand downtown hotel. SiTE:LAB's current site is a 70,000 sq ft abandoned high school.
This project was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
photo credit: Paul Amenta