September 25th – November 8th

Opening event Sunday September 25th from 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Escondido, CA 92029

Parking available at Felicita County Park
$13.00 at gate / suggested donation (partial proceeds go to Felicita Park)


beer sponsored by
Fall Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Company

+ O TRUCK Organic

wine sponsored by


*bring a bathing suit to view an underwater installation

Special Thank You to
Joy Decena from FAB LAB

Poster Artwork by Andrew McGranahan

special guests

comedy by Brent Goodman

WSOHOIDPS presents FLAT EARTH, a one-day event featuring interactive art installations and musical performances. 

Organized by WSOHOIDPS in collaboration with over 40 artists, FLAT EARTH questions new scientific hypotheses, revisits obsolete theories, and looks to the possibility of pseudoscience becoming the standard model. The show explores such diverse subjects as conspiracy, hysteria, flattening of the global market, gentrification, critical mass, and the Whig history of science. The audience is free to get lost in the immersive site-specific works that are scattered throughout SHIP’s 2 acre property. From an interactive underwater pool installation to a large scale sound exhibit, FLAT EARTH encourages visitors to reconsider scientific “truths” and reflect on their own world view. 

the Mekons

the Mekons

(special DAYTIME musical performances by)


FLAT EARTH will feature live music by internationally acclaimed musical artists the MEKONS, SUN FOOT (Chris Johanson, Ron Burns, Brian Mumford), SAM COOMES (Quasi, Elliott Smith), as well as emerging local band, M. GONER.

Check out their documentary "Revenge of the Mekons" now on Netflix 


Chris Johanson (Sun Foot) is featured in this 2007 documentary "Beautiful Losers" 


 performance times
M. Goner - 1:30 pm
Sam Coomes - 2:30 pm
  Sun Foot - 4:00 pm
the Mekons - 5:30pm

featured artists

David Adey
Tony Allard
David Avalos
Eric Bellis
Stephanie Bedwell
Matt Bradley
Bernie Brooks
RJ Brooks
Randy Colosky
Jessica Frelund
Finishing School
Kristen Gallerneaux
Micheal Hernandez
League of Imaginary Scientists
Richard Keely
John Konno
Nick Lesley
Andrew McGranahan
Michelle Montjoy
Shaun O' Dell

John O’ Connor
Jones von Jonestein
Julio Orozco
Sien Collective
Dean Ramos
Sasha Koozel Reibstein
Vanessa Renwick
Jovi Schnell
Marc Silver
Greg Smaller
Walter Sutin
Chris Warren
Melissa Walter

Kathryn Zazenski




The Mekons are a British-American rock band. Formed in the late 1970s as an art collective, they are one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk rock bands. 

“The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.” — Lester Bangs

Years before the term “collective” became a convenient and gradually more irritating shorthand for bands seeking a novel descriptor, there was the Mekons: a genuinely anarchic co-mingling of multi-media artists rampantly talented in the disciplines of music, visual arts, prose writing, and general hell-raising. Convened at Leeds University during the first wave of punk rock and eventually relocated to their adopted home of Chicago, the Mekons are a group of thinkers, agitators, political muckrakers, and brilliant songsmiths who have quietly generated some of the greatest music of the past forty years. That music has unfailingly been rendered on their own terms, and on their own timetable. To the extent that this has inhibited their commercial fortunes, it can mainly be seen as going to plan. Inculcated with a punk band’s proud paranoia regarding the music industry at large, and coupled with an aggressive (but hardly naïve) socialist bent, the mainstream option for the Mekons was likely foreclosed from the gate...(more here.) -  STEREOGUM

The mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll” – wrote rock critic Lester Bangs. This genre-defying collective emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, where the mekons progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Theirs is an improbable history – a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music; with occasional forays into the art world (collaborations with Vito Acconci and Kathy Acker). The mekons continue to make bold, unpredictable music while staying true to the punk ethos. Their mind-boggling output consistently blurs the lines between high art and low and they remain one of the truly great live bands. " Revenge of the Mekons", a documentary about the band received nationwide release in 2015 on Music Box Films.



Sam Coomes is an American musician, and one-half of the Portland-area indie band Quasi, along with drummer and ex-wife Janet Weiss. Coomes was also a member of the mid 1980s underground pop band The Donner Party and replaced Brandt Peterson as the bassist for the 1990s Portland grunge band, Heatmiser, playing on their final studio album.  He's played with:  Built to Spill, Sleater-Kinney and the late Elliott Smith. 

NEW! solo album by Sam Coomes 'Bugger Me' out now! BUY HERE Check out the single 'Stride On' below:



Portland Los Angeles 3 piece who play low volume tunes through small amps and a drum set that consists of a hand drum, cymbal, pan lids, and electronic drum pad, all three singing, playing random cheap electronic keyboards maybe, and switching of instruments probably. Good to listen to if you are interested in the sun and tired of negativity.  Sun Foot (Ron Burns [Smog, Hot Spit Dancers, Swell], Chris Johanson [visual artist, The Deep Throats, Tina Age 13], and Brian Mumford [Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Deep Fried Boogie Band, Jewelry Rash]) 



M. Goner is the San Diego based music project by Mindy Solis.  Her 2015 debut EP release "I Felt A Joy In A Parking Lot" put out by Rita Records features Greg Smaller on guitar and Jessica Sledge on drums. Mastered by Richard Hunter Rivera.