Create a Profile Manage Profile List an Event
download The Scorch Trials James Dashner download 8 Winnie the Witch stories download The Wind up Bird Chronicles Haruki Murakami download The Elephant Vanishes Haruki Murakami download Dance, Dance, Dance Haruki Murakami download A Wild Sheep Chase Haruki Murakami download Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe download Who's on First William F. Buckley download The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey Trenton Lee Stewart download Pale Horse Coming Stephen Hunter download Time to Hunt Stephen Hunter download Black Light Stephen Hunter download Point of Impact Stephen Hunter download Idylls of the King Alfred Tennyson download The Professor and the Madman Simon Winchester download Flight Sherman Alexie download Ancestor Scott Sigler download The Girl with the Long, Green Heart Lawrence Block download The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life James Schreeve download The Trial Franz Kafka download False Memory Dean Koontz download Odyssey 02 - 2010: Odyssey Two Arthur C. Clarke download Murdering Americans Ruth Dudley Edwards download Lucky Streak Carly Phillips download The Green Eagle Score Richard Stark download The Handle Richard Stark download The Jugger Richard Stark download The Black Ice Score Richard Stark download The Steel Hit Richard Stark download The Outfit Richard Stark download The Mourner Richard Stark download The Hunter Richard Stark download Ask the Parrot Richard Stark download Slayground Richard Stark download Deadly Edge Richard Stark download The Sour Lemon Score Richard Stark download The Dame Richard Stark download Medusa Clive Cussler download Turning Angel Greg Iles download The Quiet Game Greg Iles download Dead Sleep Greg Iles download 24 Hours Greg Iles download Powder and Patch Georgette Heyer download Traitor's Kiss Gerald Seymour download Condition Black Gerald Seymour download Polly Freya North download Pip Freya North download Pillow Talk Freya North download Fen Freya North download Fist of God Frederick Forsyth download Deceiver Frederick Forsyth download Negotiator Frederick Forsyth download Odessa File Frederick Forsyth download The Nosy Neighbor Fern Michaels download Little House - 03 - Little House on the Prairie Garth Williams, Laura Ingalls Wilder download Cheaters Jerome Dickey download Whirlpool Elizabeth Lowell download Winter Fire Elizabeth Lowell download Autumn Lover Elizabeth Lowell download Only Love Elizabeth Lowell download The Freedom Trap Desmond Bagley download Night of Error Desmond Bagley download Shirley Goodness and Mercy Debbie Macomber download Trouble with Angels Debbie Macomber download Touched by Angels Debbie Macomber download The Anglo - Irish Murders Ruth Dudley Edwards download Publish and Be Murdered Ruth Dudley Edwards download Murder in a Cathedral Ruth Dudley Edwards download Ten Lords a Leaping Ruth Dudley Edwards download Matricide at St Martha's Ruth Dudley Edwards download The School of English Murder Ruth Dudley Edwards download The St Valentine's Day Murders Ruth Dudley Edwards download Corridors of Death Ruth Dudley Edwards download Cloud Atlas David Mitchell download Everglades Randy Wayne White download Ten Thousand Islands Randy Wayne White download Dead Simple Peter James download The Great Escape Paul Brickhill download Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen download Bear Island Alistair Maclean download Days of Infamy Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen download Aiding and Abetting Muriel Spark download Knitting Bones Monica Ferris download Liar's Poker Michael Lewis download The Blue Religion Michael Connelly download The Thief Megan Whalen Turner download Angels Marian Keyes download Rachel's Holiday Marian Keyes download Watermelon Marian Keyes download The Other Side Of The Story Marian Keyes download Sushi for Beginners Marian Keyes download Blueberry Hill Marcia Evanick download German Foundation Course Michel Thomas download French Foundation download Hope to Die Lawrence Block download Even the Wicked Lawrence Block download Comfort and Joy Kristin Hannah download Wrath of the Bloodeye Joseph Delaney download Survivor Chuck Palahniuk download Lullaby Chuck Palahuik

marksearch, a wife-husband artist team, creates interactive public projects that invite people to reflect upon their communities and increase their awareness of the natural environment within the urban fabric. Our site-specific temporary and permanent projects emerge from a comprehensive process that weaves the needs and views of local agencies and the general public with the unique qualities of local history, the built environment, and the ecosystem.

Our methodology synthesizes our backgrounds: Bruce Douglas, a Professional Mechanical Engineer, contributes green-building skills and extensive knowledge of local creek stewardship, regional environmental issues and community-building activities; Sue Mark, with a BA in philosophy and linguistics and an MFA from the California College of the Arts, has created national and international projects about local history, culture and community challenges since 1996.  

Since 2000, marksearch has collaborated with non-profits, community groups, students, historians, urban planners, and municipalities worldwide to create projects that move beyond art.  We have received project support from:  the Creative Work Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Oakland's Open Proposal Program, the Fulbright Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Our participant-driven projects promote independent thinking and create a platform from which any individual can offer an opinion.   We ask deceptively simple questions to explore the complexity of implicit power and social relationships.  Through the development of kinetic vehicles, traveling signage, unconventional surveys, and official logos, we craft a much-needed conversational commons:  the responses and stories that people on the street are inspired to share with us form our content.  

In our work as public service 'conversation artists', we have noted that many avenues for free public discussion have disappeared.  We no longer have:

* the commons, a communal space that existed for the unrestricted sharing of goods and services;
* the town crier, the human news messaging system;
* physical community bulletin boards, a democratic venue where individuals could share neighborhood information.

Our project findings underscore the need for open avenues of informal public discussion where people can define and critique their relationship to their city and neighborhood. This kind of intimate relationship between people and place provides authentic interaction among community members.  Our temporary and permanent projects, regardless of location, push the boundaries of how community-based art can influence public policy.


Artists by Last Name

     Contact Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy © 2011 Oakland Arts