Date Night @ Horton Plaza

DECEMBER 12, 2015, 4-10 PM & DECEMBER 13, 2015, 12-5 PM


located on the 5th floor between
Fresh Up Barber Shop and Nordstrom
in the SDAI Project Space

DATE NIGHT contemporary art fair arrives and sets up shop the weekend of December 12-13th, 2015, at Horton Plaza Mall. An architectural venture based on Ray Bradbury's essay The Aesthetics of Lostness, this mall has been described as "a temple where we can all tilt our faces to the sun," with "more angles than a train wreck -- a multilayer maze of walkways, stair steps, terraces, bridges, arches, pillars, beams, and cupolas." We offered participants booths and walls; some chose to work without walls.

Through a generous invitation from the San Diego Art Institute we have had the pleasure of programming an event in an unused storefront. Collectively we decided to use this as an opportunity to pass sections of space and air wave across members of a community that often feels dispersed, fragmented, and decisively liminal. And what a more fitting location than the mall?! A place for the misfits, the disjointed, and the dislocated to reclaim and hang out in full anti-capitalist critique! Contrary to contemporary mall wisdom, at this mall, ambient sources of aesthetic arousal amplify to keep the customer coming. Intrepid spaces are: TARP Reform, Friend's Collective, Helmuth Project, PoderesUnidos, A Ship in the Woods, Space 4 Art, SPF15, UAG, Untitled Space.

DATE NIGHT will also feature 'Maul Mauls,' Ash Eliza Smith's performance-to-film shot at Horton Plaza Mall, readings hosted by Now That's What I Call Poetry and Emergency Index Vol. 4, and sound works curated or produced by STAY STRANGE, keepbullfighting (Alexander Heath), EMV (Eric Michael Valelly), Matthew David and Diva Dompe, Cameron Perry Fraser, Lawrence Michael Narron, Muscle Memory, and Ellen Schafer. We hope you make DATE NIGHT your weekend.

Organizers: Trevor Amery, Kim Schreiber, Morgan Mandalay, Seth Ferris, Jessica Frelund, Javier Fresneda, Dustin Brons, Audrey Hope