Project Bandaloop performs on The Great Wall of Oakland
It’s huge and it has a sign painted on it with its name, but every time I mention The Great Wall of Oakland to friends and acquaintances, they have no idea what I’m talking about. I guess it’s in my consciousness because I walk by it just about every day since I have the blessing of a cheap apartment in the blessed and cursed (see: metamorphosing and gentrifying) Uptown/KoNo district.
Well, for those unaware, The Great Wall of Oakland has been the site of many films projected onto it as well as live, vertical dancing by Project Bandaloop performers repelling and/or suspended off of its top. As stated on its website, The Great Wall of Oakland was started, or perhaps just branded, by Metrovation, a real estate firm (though it’s likely that more guerilla-style screenings happened on said wall before Art Murmur and Oakland really blew up), in partnership with The City of Oakland in 2006. Events typically take place in conjunction with Art Murmur.
Here are some upcoming screenings and performances:
• About Oakland, By Oakland, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at Art Murmur
• Touching Up, by Project Bandaloop, Saturday, Nov. 3, 1pm
Location: Grand Ave., Between Telegraph Ave. and Broadway, Oakland, CA; Next door to Luka’s Taproom, above their parking lot. | Map