Sketches of free sheep and a wild sheep chase
“Seattle Skethcer” is an illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario. In this story about “Public Art from the Back of a Truck,” he sketches the story of a 24-hour reading marathon of Haruki Murakami’s “A Wild Sheep Chase” from the back of a truck. According to Campanario, Holly Brown read the book out loud into a mike while Niko Rey transcribed the words on the side of the truck and another performance artist, D.K. Pan, typed on a $40 Olympia DeLuxe typewriter.
Rey and Pan are the founders of the Free Sheep Foundation,
“a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster site-specific projects through artistic interventions in architectural spaces. The foundation seeks partnerships with developers, architects, government agencies, and other arts organizations to identify and occupy buildings void of activity, opening these spaces to artists as facilities for cultural production; artist studios, exhibition and performance space. In transforming disused spaces, the foundation serves to integrate artists within the process of development. Through investigation and research, each project will contribute to the continuum of the past and future memories of a site.”