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Fishbon Vision Quest

The Fishbon Vision Quest group is all about deciding what we want and making it happen. Your ideas and comments are part of the ongoing story, so join us in making Fishbon continuously awesome.

Location: Fishbon Pescadrome
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jun 10


"What all of these people have in common is a strong desire for organizations and environments that let them be creative–that value their input, challenge them, have mechanisms for mobilizing resources around ideas and are receptive to both small changes and the occasional big idea." –Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class


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Discussion Forum

Documenting Event Lab Presentations 3 Replies

We've often discussed the idea of somehow documenting presentations and events at the Pescadrome. This would require one or more video cameras with decent microphones. The finished product could then…Continue

Tags: video, Documentation

Started by Clay Bodine. Last reply by Ryan Quinn Jan 6, 2012.

How about doing an interactive Fishbon book? 7 Replies

Fishbon has been in existence for almost 9 years and we've done a lot of stuff. We have lots of photos and video and a many members of the original crew are still around. So, it might be cool to pull…Continue

Tags: book, Fishbon

Started by Clay Bodine. Last reply by sara anna fenu Feb 28, 2011.

What events do we want to create and promote? 4 Replies

 Events have always been an important part of Fishbon. We've done large scale themed pieces with installations, performances and awesome environments. And we've done small, specialized concerts and…Continue

Started by Clay Bodine. Last reply by Clay Bodine Feb 22, 2011.

How do we want the Pescadrome to look and function? 3 Replies

The Pescadrome, Fishbon's Santa Barbara home on Quarantina Street, is a three story structure with a 1st floor workshop, 2nd floor aerial lab and performance/studio space, and 3rd floor lounge.…Continue

Tags: Fishbon.lab, Pescadrome

Started by Clay Bodine. Last reply by Clay Bodine Jan 29, 2011.

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Comment by sara anna fenu on February 28, 2011 at 11:00pm
nice addition !! :)
Comment by Clay Bodine on February 28, 2011 at 10:17am
It would be great to get music and sound discussion started now. Maybe we use the project group as a place to coordinate. The link is: http://fishbonsb.ning.com/group/fishbonmayevent/forum/topics/music-1
Comment by Clay Bodine on February 26, 2011 at 3:53pm
Thanks man
Comment by Felipe Oswaldo Miranda Garcia on February 26, 2011 at 12:48pm
great web presentation!!
Comment by sara anna fenu on February 26, 2011 at 12:15pm
that is good enough, no? :) although, i have no ideas where reds bar is, i do have a few ideas that i've been thinking of here --> need to iron them out a bit 1st. i am thinking fishbon could do some really amazing things using this outdoor space and without the worries of space, as well. be in touch!... thanks ~ s.
Comment by Clay Bodine on February 26, 2011 at 12:05pm

Hi Sara

Not per se, but we have good relationships with Reds bar (they have parking lot) and have successfully gotten permits to block off streets for outdoor events.

C

Comment by sara anna fenu on February 26, 2011 at 11:59am
hi clay ~ Q.) do you have any access to outdoor space where you could hold performing groups/artists? ~ s.
Comment by Clay Bodine on February 23, 2011 at 3:00pm
I think Misa hit on the issue pretty clearly. The space at the Pescadrome can probably best be used for prototyping and smaller projects. If we build large things they take up large spaces. It our primary objective is to build large things we would sacrifice other uses for that. Although I'm totally into large things, I think that as an organization we get more value out of a multi-use space that allows us to bring in performing groups, do classes and workshops that require open space, and host hands on events that aren't too large to be accomodated. The obvious problem is storage. We have space in Goleta to store, but not to build, so some if we build large things we'll need to find a space that's suitable for "manufacturing." We don't have it now, but we could make it a priority to either locate dedicated space or share with other organizations.
Comment by Misa Kelly on February 17, 2011 at 4:14pm

More listening/more reflecting back:

 

Etiquette - respect for the space and respect for the others

I heard/felt frustration/hurt about maintaining the creative "sandbox" that is collectively shared.  The playground being communal with mutliple genres/expressions co-inhabiting space. When one set of kids jumps in and creates they leave toys/mess/grunge that the next set of kids encounter ready to jump in the sandbox with their own tools.  It doesn't feel good to have to clean up after the kids before before you can even begin the creative process.   

 

It might be beneficial to have a set of Etiquette Guidelines that are devised for the soul purpose of fostering the culture/environment/value system that is the heart of Fishbon.

 

E.g.  (reflecting back wishes I hear)

One: though shalt not flatuate near a lit flame

Two: Avoid activity that could result in damaging existing infrastructure that would cost $$$ to replace (e.g. sound system and dust/dirt/grive don't mix in present configuration)

Three: After an event lab stack the chairs and clean up

Four:  When in a co-shared space leave the place cleaner than you found it.  

Five:  If you begin to use the space as a personal storage unit - we reserve the right to move items from Fishbon into your livingroom at home. 

 

There was a great suggestion I heard about having someone from each cell appointed as the point person, the one ultimately responsible (not the exact words.)  There is the undercurrent of a desire to avoid rigid rules/tzar/dictator.  I think you can have a win/win situation and foster a co-creative & collaborative space with an individual "leading." 

 

Taking it up a notch

I am repeatedly hearing a desire for having somewhere in the pescadrome that is clean/streamline/professional.  I'd like to suggest we all pitch in and do a second level of cleaning.  There is a lot of clutter left and we are in the process of moving stuff out leftover from the big clean.  But...a day devoted to scraping away a layer of grunge.  Floors meticulously swept and scrubbed, vaccum stairs, clean walls.  Someone present last night suggested bringing in a team of professional cleaners (three women she hires.)  She thought they could get through the place in 5 hours at around $300. 

 

Conflict

There seems to be conflicting needs with regard to use of the main room.  The need from the community for a space large enough to spread out to build things.  The shop seems to small and the aerial space seems to small.  There seems to be a need from the community for a space that is clean, streamline, spatious and user friendly for movement, performances, presentations.  Ultimately in the best of all worlds the "theater" is the "theater" and the "scene shop" is the "scene shop"  

Short term suggestion

Short term this could be resolved by calendaring and would take communication and a communication system between those who want the space uncluttered and cleared for their activities and those that need it for building bigger things.  Ultimately, it is a really dumb use of money to create a danceable/moveable space only to have it destroyed/trashed/thrashed from the normal/natural occurance of stuff being built.  The way the organic flow is going now by June the space will have a danceable floor for the SB-ADaPT Fest that can either be rolled up and stored easily after the event and the space can revert back to the way it looks now, or the floor could conceivably be covered for protection.  I imagine some building projects might take a month/two/three to realize?  This of course would mean that for some months out of the year a danceable/moveable space wouldn't be accessible. 

Long term

I've repeatedly heard of expanding Fishbon to accomoda

Comment by Clay Bodine on February 10, 2011 at 11:34am

CLEAN-UP MADNESS THIS WEEKEND

One of the things that was identified as a major problem in the Pescadrome was that we have accumulated so much stuff (cool stuff, but stuff nonetheless). So this weekend we'll be getting together to get rid of the things we don't need and schlep what's left out to the storage area in Goleta. This will free up acres of space at the Pesci for new projects and boutique events. Join us if you can.

 

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Mission and Purpose

Fishbon’s Purpose:
Fishbon's purpose is to provide a forum, education and support for creative collaboration, mentorship and the visceral experience of visual, aural and performance-based art.  It is also to provide exhibition media for the artists and their art forms.

Fishbon’s Mission:
Fishbon's mission is to encourage collaboration between artists, technologists, writers, designers, performers and participants to create unique, real-time, compelling aesthetic experiences that speak to contemporary audiences.  Fishbon believes the synergy (sharings of perspectives and skills) made possible in a collaborative space creates a unique and special context for art.  By providing context, physical infrastructure, tools, mentoring support and encouragement for creative collaboration, Fishbon is an experiential incubator for emerging cooperative working models.  Much more about the process experience than final product, Fishbon creates a diverse "interactive" learning community that would be difficult to achieve in isolated individual working environments.

Fishbon is a 501 (c) (3) arts organization

Discussion Forum

Documenting Event Lab Presentations 3 Replies

We've often discussed the idea of somehow documenting presentations and events at the Pescadrome. This would require one or more video cameras with decent microphones. The finished product could then…Continue

Tags: video, Documentation

Started by Clay Bodine. Last reply by Ryan Quinn Jan 6, 2012.

How about doing an interactive Fishbon book? 7 Replies

Fishbon has been in existence for almost 9 years and we've done a lot of stuff. We have lots of photos and video and a many members of the original crew are still around. So, it might be cool to pull…Continue

Tags: book, Fishbon

Started by Clay Bodine. Last reply by sara anna fenu Feb 28, 2011.

What events do we want to create and promote? 4 Replies

 Events have always been an important part of Fishbon. We've done large scale themed pieces with installations, performances and awesome environments. And we've done small, specialized concerts and…Continue

Started by Clay Bodine. Last reply by Clay Bodine Feb 22, 2011.

How do we want the Pescadrome to look and function? 3 Replies

The Pescadrome, Fishbon's Santa Barbara home on Quarantina Street, is a three story structure with a 1st floor workshop, 2nd floor aerial lab and performance/studio space, and 3rd floor lounge.…Continue

Tags: Fishbon.lab, Pescadrome

Started by Clay Bodine. Last reply by Clay Bodine Jan 29, 2011.

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