You are invited To Celebrate the National Day of Unplugging
“Unplugged” Public Art Event Featuring Louise (L. A.) Marler’s New Works “Famous TypOwriters,” to Debut
March 8, 2014 at L.A. Marler Studio
Santa Monica, CA – February 5, 2014
Before Posting, Tweeting, Texting and Blogging, there was the manual typewriter – an iconic relic of our communication history that reminds us of the Industrial Age. In celebration of the National Day of Unplugging (www.nationaldayofunplugging.com), we will open the Santa Monica Airport art studio to host a unique and creative destination welcoming observers to “Unplug” on March 8, 2014, from 12-4 pm. This event is Free and Open to the Public.
“Unplug and Type-In” invites guests to sit down and reveal to themselves the beauty that comes forth when sharing your own stories, as inspired by the use of a manual typewriter. We invite you to experience this unique method of artistic expression. Bring your poetic thoughts, unwritten musings and words left unsaid and we’ll help you “Tell Your Typewriter Story.” If you’ve got writer’s block, no worries, a ghostwriter will be on hand to give you a little help with “striking” up a tale that’s just your “type.”
L.A. Marler’s Art Studio will be transformed for one day to host a “Type-In,” a gathering of people and manual typewriters for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and exploration of the “key” aspects of typewriting, featuring vintage typewriters for public use, ghostwriters to create custom poems for visitors, as well as, typewriter repairmen, raffles for typewriter related gifts and loads of typewriter fun and surprises!
This is an “Unplugged” community meet-up, open to all ages, for whoever wishes to express their ideas freely. This signature event is an interactive celebration and educational program. Bring the whole family, “Unplug and Type-In” and revel in the nostalgia that is created when you go manual! Our typewriters will not require electricity, so the event is “unplugged,” and promotes the idea of abandoning our dependence on modern technology by returning to the basic ritual of manpowered expression.
Guests will also get to enjoy our TypoWriters collection, which Marler describes as “Pop art renderings of old-school technology.” Also, stay and play around in our interactive “I Unplug to ____ !” photo booth, where guests will use typewriter key props to fill in the blank, and share fun statements about how and why they “unplug.”
“In keeping with my environmental philosophy on the awareness of energy consumption, as explored in my 2006 Oil is History campaign, I felt it was important to keep the culture of the manual typewriter alive and to bring awareness to the National Day of Unplugging, this is our way of sharing with the younger generation the importance of preserving these machines and the history that lives thru them,” explains L.A. Marler. Her artwork creates magnified beauty from familiar matter; Marler will debut her latest collection of fine art prints produced with the exclusive permission to photograph Steve Soboroff’s Famous Authors’ typewriters. This series will feature art based on the typewriters of Orson Welles and Ray Bradbury.
Where: L.A. Marler Studio, 3000 Airport Avenue, Studio B, Santa Monica, CA. www.lamarler.com
When: March 8th, 2014, 12-4 PM
The Artist: Louise (L.A.) Marler
The Event: A Type~In is an unplugged and interactive celebration of all things typewriter including: vintage typewriters for use, typewriter repair, creative writing, poetry, art, and prizes, as well as, typewriter art and merchandise for sale.