Artist Projects

Temescal Amity Works


Susanne Cockrell , Ted Purves

Temescal Amity Works is a social sculpture project. Sited in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, CA, the project facilitates and documents the exchange of backyard produce, conversation, and collective biography. Purves and Cockrell built a pushcart on which they collected and sold fruit from the citrus trees in community back yards. The cart also served as a vehicle for the artists and neighborhood residents to gather stories, history, and other information about itself, which were published and circulated as a series of free postcards. The artists focused on the Temescal neighborhood because it was originally an “orchard suburb” in the 1920’s.

Project Updates

  • 2006: Temescal Amity Works becomes active at 482 49th St. in Oakland CA

  • 2007: Temescal Amity Works has closing event in Oakland, CA

  • Artists

    Susanne Cockrell

    Susanne Cockrell’s work in performance, film, installation, and concept driven public projects, seeks to create experiences that elevate the ev…

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    Ted Purves

    Ted Purves is an independent artist, editor, and curator. His work has been exhibited and published in many venues and journals throughout California…

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