August 19 to August 21, 2016
On August 19th, meetinghouse and Ground Control Miami activated a three-day pop-up shop to support future programming, as well as bringing some summer revenue to the participating artists. Our goal was to support the scene by collaborating with our local artists and to create the financial means to produce cutting edge exhibitions, performances, and publications with no costs to the artists or audience.
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OMM ( Obsolete Media Miami )
Obsolete Media Miami (O.M.M.) is a repository for 35mm slides, archival motion picture materials and other legacy media. This enterprise functions as a research and preservation studio, a makerspace for analog media techniques and A/V club. It reaches media professionals, archivists, cultural producers and an engaged public with audiovisual presentations, lectures, performances, collaborations and workshops that showcase obsolete media materials in new contexts.
Support for Obsolete Media Miami (O.M.M.) is provided by Cannonball through its WaveMaker Grants program, which is part of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Regional Regranting Program. WaveMaker Grants is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Obsolete Media Miami is a 2015 Knight Arts Challenge recipient and an artist run studio and archive.
A Dacra underwritten project, O.M.M. is located in the Madonna Building in Miami’s Design District and was launched in 2015 by artists #KevinArrow and #BarronSherer.
Founded in 2016, Ground Control Miami is a nomadic curatorial collective whose initiatives focus on the exploration, development and documentation of multidisciplinary contemporary art practices.
Ground Control Miami works closely with creators across a wide range of cultural and social disciplines in an effort to build a network of meaningful support and dialog between peer organizations and artists. Ground Control Miami’s mission concentrates on the development and realization of site-specific initiatives that bridge creative communities.
Ground Control Mia is Tiffany Chestler, Mario M. Gonzalez, Melissa Wallen and Ibett Yanez