Image by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.
San Francisco Bay Area industrial arts space NIMBY is where a lot of kinetic and machine art organizations and individuals had collaborative space to create, and it was recenty shut down by a fire — leaving a lot of machine artists in about a hundred different flavors of pain. NIMBY was home to favorites and friends like Kinetic Steam Works and Interpretive Arson (creators of Dance Dance Immolation). Talking to the artists after the fire would bring moments of indescribable grief — just hold a silently crying art mechanic at a party (as I did) and nothing more needs to be said. All of the artists have banded together to secure a new space, and they only have two days left to raise the remaining funds for the deposit — due this Monday, December 15.
All the details on donating and helping out — plus examples of the fine work that came from NIMBY’s old space is in Refuse To Live Vicariously – Please Help Support NIMBY (laughingsquid.com). Donations are tax-deductible.
Update 12.17: Great news, and yay for community fundraising — I just got word that NIMBY has secured the space!