CONTEMPORARY ART - MUSIC - ECOLOGY - SUSTAINABILITY - SCIENCE - CULTURE
WSOHOIDPS (A SHIP IN THE WOODS) est. 2010, is a non-profit incubator working to engage the community through elevated dialogues in art, science, music, new media and culture based in Escondido, California. Through diverse curated events, residency programs, and interdisciplinary collaborations, WSOHOIDPS has become a thriving community of innovative thinkers and supporters interested in exploring our ever-evolving world view. Our events now attract 600-700 visitors partaking in interactive art exhibits and world class musical acts. We've recently been awarded grants from the City and County of San Diego, and celebrated an official ribbon cutting ceremony at our new location last year with San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts.
Collaborators and Supporters:
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego Zoo, UC San Marcos, La Paloma Theatre, Cabrillo National Monument, Helmuth Projects, Space4Art, Bread and Salt, Felicita County Park, UCSD, FABLAB, and many more.
Notable Past Artists:
Chris Johanson, Johanna Jackson, Crispin Glover, Alan Sonfist, Harrell Fletcher, De La Torre Brothers, Shaun O'Dell, Mariah Garnett, Eve Fowler, and many more.
Notable Past Musicians:
the Mekons, Xiu Xiu, Sam Coomes, Sun Foot, Prayers, HTRK, Ritual Howls, Pall Jenkins, Kera and the Lesbians, Tommy Guerrero, and many more.
Stone Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Saint Archer Brewing Company, Lost Abbey Brewing Company, Fall Brewing Company, Sips, Whisknladle, Universal Printworks, Polk Audio, Wells Fargo Bank, San Diego CityBeat, M-Theory Records, + many more...
Notable Figures and Events:
Patrick Cavanagh - world renown vision scientist (Harvard)
DJ Douggpound - (comedian, Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!, Portlandia)
Dennis McKenna - ethnopharmacologist, book release
1+1=3 EEGSYNTH (Swedish Arts Council)
HELM - series of solo art exhibitions curated by Dr. Lara Bullock
Rhodopsin #1 - featured at ArtSD'14,
Rhodopsin #2 - WoW Festival at La Jolla Playhouse '15
Rhodopsin #3 at UCSD Filmatic Festival 16' promoted by ArtPower
Convergence - group exhibition at Cabrillo National Monument
A Tribute to Philip K. Dick
FELICITA - Grand Re-Opening group show
Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) after party w/ cast of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
WSOHOIDPS EXPANSION PROPOSAL
3 ACRE PROPERTY EXPANSION / TRAILS / RESIDENCY / STREAM / POND...
A SHIP IN THE WOODS seeks investors to help expand its current home headquarters into a 5 acre art incubator with outdoor contemporary art installations, sculpture gardens, ecological programs, artist residency and venue within the north county oak grove bordering Felicita Park in south Escondido, California.
A SHIP IN THE WOODS is interested in expanding its property and adding an expansive 3 acre oak grove. Through this expansion we can also aid in helping Felicita County Park preserve this historical site that is home to one of the oldest Kumeyaay Indian settlements in the county. Not only does it offer land but this property has a large house that can accommodate a full fledge interdisciplinary residency program. This expansion will help create a permanent arts and culture sanctuary unlike anything in the county.
The foundation proposes to utilize the existing colonial home and land to enhance their future goals. In turn we can strengthen our community based program and take it to the next level. Our goals for the the property are as follows:
· Work with local organizations to create an educational center that serves the underserved community such as the veterans, seniors, and youth in and around San Diego County.
· Build and develop a year round residency program and workshop for innovative multidisciplinary thinkers such as artists, filmmakers, new media innovators, scientists, psychologists, political scientists, musicians, ect…
· Enhance and preserve the natural habitat and wildlife, create interpretive walking trails and plant organic gardens.
· Allow space for artists to create outdoor interactive installations and large scale sculptures for the community to engage with during our public events.
· Collaborate with organizations such as the Museum Of Contemporary Art, the New Children’s Museum, High Tech High and California College of the Arts (San Francisco), to create innovative community events that can bridge the City of San Diego population with North County and beyond.
· Provide an opportunity for high tech companies and scientists to test their new projects and ideas. A SHIP IN THE WOODS can be a living lab in a natural environment fostering new innovations.
Expand and enrich our multidisciplinary collaborations such as our ongoing RHODOPSIN project inspired by world renown vision scientist Patrick Cavanagh (Harvard) and John Reynolds (Salk Institute). Designed by our friends at Paradox Urban Design Laboratory, this spherical exhibition space would be a permanent home for the large scale immersive installation that incorporates science, music, art, and other diverse disciplines.
more information on Rhodopsin Here.
MUSIC & ARTS
CREATE ABOVE THE TREETOPS
Contribute to the construction of a professional sound recording studio and creative art space with an observation deck looking out over the oak grove of Felicita Park. This unique space will provide local, national and international artists an opportunity to develop cutting-edge work within a natural setting. WSOHOIDPS will help execute and promote the music to an expansive audience and feature in-session musicians during our annual 2 day music/art festival in Felicita Park . The completed project will be a hub for the North County music community and for other non-profit organizations seeking an inspiring and functional space.
Developed by the SHIP team with help from local leading student architects. We look to design/build inspired micro spaces within the natural landscape of the SHIP grounds. Ruins, bunkers, land art, alien quarters in nature; these micro structures and environments can be used by guest artists to inhabit and exhibit work. Funding will go to materials and site preparation.
WHY MICRO SPACES?
Artist Studios in an Oak Grove... Unique spaces for artists to work and exhibit within nature.
Glamping Art Experience...members/patrons will have an opportunity to spend a weekend or overnight experience with an artist or other innovative thinkers and immerse themselves in an environment that promotes dialogues and observations about our ever changing world view.
Immersive Dinner Experience... have a unique dining experience curated by guest cultural leaders. EAT/DRINK/GLAMP... come to discuss current events with local educators, media, politicians...come to share conspiracy theories, alternative ideas, have an overnight group board meeting for your company.
In late spring of 2018 A SHIP IN THE WOODS will team up with Felicita County Park for its inaugural 2 day music/art festival called ALMANAC. This boutique festival will be a continuation of the nonprofits past programming and reminiscent of their Convergence event at Cabrillo National Monument in 2014. With grant support from the city of San Diego and County of San Diego along with select sponsors, the festival will take place within the grounds of Felicita Park. Visitors will experience a music lineup of notable independent musicians along with the areas finest local acts. There will be immersive outdoor contemporary art installations with a focus on social practice and eco art along with food trucks and vendors supporting progressive and eco minded products and practices. Participating bands, artists and SHIP members will be offered VIP access to WSOHOIDPS home headquarters. The 2 day festival will expect to draw 3k-8k people.