Issued January 23, 2007:

Thank you for your continued interest and support. We are at a very exciting moment:

The future of Cold Storage is unknown with its tentative site and imprecise function. As of January 23, 2007 we have begun again to use the inside of the building. Two months of dangerous construction conditions are nearing an end, which means we are gearing up for more projects.

In the past few weeks we have begun small scale investigations inside the structure during construction hours (the only audience is the construction crew, who are busy at work). Things are looking like we will be able to do public presentations again very soon. For now though, the largely abandoned street between has proved an ideal location for capacitors, dance battles, festivals, and happy hours.

FUTURE projects will likely include:

a sonic boom (Steve Rowell)
a workshop on feminism to celebrate the building's completion (Emily Roysdon)
a colored light orchestra (Jesse Carmichael)
feedback loops (Luke Taylor Thomas)
an igloo (Katie Bachler)
viento armonico (Thadeus Frazier Reed)
breath interface (qusai kathawala)
harmoniums for the construction crew
a guided hike through the site
ongoing photo explorations
more new music sound explorations
video recordings
lots and lots of typewriters
a school
with a dozen more on the table as well right now.

Issued September 5, 2007:

The power is about to be turned on for the first time. Projects may resume in some way inside the building, the parking lot or in some other way. It seems that Cold Storage may have run its course. Is there a reason to proceed with other projects - there? Well yes, but likely not with the same constraints or moniker as Cold Storage. Temporary and uncertainty abounded. Our relationship (friendship) with our neighbors is stronger now, and it looks likley we will in some way continue to cross projects with this unlikely venue. We will get back to you soon, for now RoutesAndMethods is exploring other venues (avenues). We certainly wish we had been able to explore more of the projects below. Maybe we will?

For the final six weeks of construction a photo has been taken at least once every 30 minutes from the window overlooking the site. Thank you for your interest and continued support.





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Celebrate FAILURE! book release street party
Six freezers - Six dancers: a new inside/insight
Sundown Schoolhouse's, HomeSchool's happy hour
Spontaneous Choreography during construction hours
november2006, Pablo's capacitor charges for one month
Mexican Journey: a farewell send off
Tailgating Typewriter: construction notes
Mapping the floor with Katie Bachler
Dance Battle!! Mystic Order's street-side dance off
Festival (5): A last-minute addition in front of the thing
Difference Octet, with composer, David Kendall
Laughter Yoga with instructor, David Dodge
Games People Play with composer, Adam Overton
Bike: a night of byob, create your own adventure
Radio Transmission Orchestra: bring your own radio
Surrealestate and Special Guests, with eight players
Four Compostions by Thadeus Frazier-Reed
Privat-Publikum no. 4: composer Johnny Chang plus 12
Concert for Peace: 25 musicians join to support the Mid East
CARMADA: Sonja Vordermaier and her Convoy of 15
String Theory brings 5 musicians and 6 dancers
Lighthouse Music composed by Joe Kudirka
Vacuum Cleaner Percussion by Liam Mooney
Herding Blimps and Wireless GeeseNecks by Jed Berk
Salmonella kitchen and atmosphere study (6)
by Mark So
Steven's Swept: an endurance cleaning
Only [harmony series 17] by Michael Pisaro
Octet Rehearsal with 4 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos
Los Angeles Urban Rangers: consultation with Chief Ranger
The wall and sky at sunset: a field camera with Amy Oliver
in a large, open space by James Tenney
fireworks: listened to the city's ambient noise
RS-232 (AKA Joe Cantrell) amplified vertical posts
Vi Thuc Ha
had a duel with Dieu Thuc Ha; cello vs. viola
Bill Wheelock quotes Edward Said
Claimed the construction site as a creative space