Events

Stories of Kcymaerxthaere, Episode 1 airing now on IGTV


Friday, March 27th | KcyCentral

Join us for the inaugural episode of the #Kcymaerxthaere IGTV storytelling series: #StoriesOfKcymaerxthaere with Eames Demetrios, Geographer-at-Large of Kcymaerxthaere.

The first episode? The flora and fauna of Kcymaerxthaere.

Stay tuned for semi-weekly installments!

Friday, March 27th 2020 | Tuesday, January 31st 2023

Celebrating 15 Years: The 16th All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee to Arrive to Nova Scotia


Tuesday, March 17th | Art Bar +Projects at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Celebrating 15 years, the 16th All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee will take place once again this year on March 17th at 6:00 pm AST at the Art Bar+Projects, a space for art happenings at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halfiax.

Also of note: this is the first time for the Kcy Spelling Bee to take place in an international location off-site from its usual location in linear Paris, Illinois (at the site of Embassy Row: Heart of the Parisian Diaspora.)

If you’re planning to attend as a Speller, please RSVP by messaging us here. We will send you a free PDF of the glossary to study from!

To watch the proceedings of the event, tune in to Instagram Live. The contest will be broadcast for the entire duration.

Please RSVP Here

Tuesday, March 17th 2020 | Tuesday, January 31st 2023

NSCAD Public Lecture Series: Geographer-at-Large visits Nova Scotia College of Art and Design


Wednesday, March 18th | Bell Auditorium (D440), Fountain Campus, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

NSCAD University hosts Geographer-At-Large Eames Demetrios as part of the NSCAD Public Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Join us in learning from a multi-faceted artist whose work is known around the world. Demetrios’ lecture begins at 6:00 p.m., and takes place in the Bell Auditorium (D440), Fountain Campus, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax.

Demetrios is best known in the design world for his work as director of the Eames Office, spearheading the successful re-discovery of the Charles and Ray Eames design heritage by new generations. He has written several books about Charles and Ray Eames, including An Eames Primer, intended as a thematic biography of their life, work, process and philosophy, now widely used by schools and available in three languages.

In addition, Demetrios has made over 60 films and videos of various lengths over the past 25 years. Themes include a fiction feature on homelessness, a documentary on Sambo Mockbee’s Rural Studio, and the Malibu/Old Topanga Fire. His current large-scale project, Kcymaerxthaere, is a multi-pronged and ongoing work of three-dimensional fiction and has been underway for 17 years.

The NSCAD Public Lecture Series invites internationally-recognized leaders in contemporary art, culture and design to NSCAD to engage with our students and community through lectures, studio visits and public events.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend!

To learn more about the NSCAD Public Lecture Series, click here.

Please RSVP Here

Wednesday, March 18th 2020 | Tuesday, January 31st 2023

Deem Distinguished Lecture Series @ West Virginia University


Thursday, February 20th | Bloch Learning and Performance Hall; Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Dr, Morgantown, WV 26506

The School of Art and Design at West Virginia University welcomes the Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios as the Deem Distinguished Lecturer of 2020. On February 20th at 5:00 pm, Demetrios will present on his global art project Kcymaerxthaere, which currently encompasses 142.5 installations in 30 countries.

Funded by Patrick and Alison Deem, the Deem Distinguished lecture began more than 20 years ago. The annual event helps further the WVU education experience by exposing students and faculty to cutting-edge artists and arts supporters.

Over the years, Alison and Patrick Deem have been true leaders in advancing the arts at WVU, and most especially, the education of students. Their Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series has brought internationally recognized artists and their work to the WVU campus, fostering not only student and faculty engagement, but also free public lectures by these artists, providing community access to thought-provoking examples of contemporary art.

Learn more about the Deem Distinguished Lecture Series at West Virginia University here.

Thursday, February 20th 2020 | Thursday, February 20th 2020

15th Annual All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee


Thursday, February 20th | Creative Arts Center Art Lab 5023; 1436 Evansdale Dr., Morgantown, WV 26505

A very special announcement from KcyCentral: For the very first time, #Kcymaerxthaere and the Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios will be presenting the All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee off-site from its usual location in linear Paris, Illinois (at the site of Embassy Row: Heart of the Parisian Diaspora.)

That’s right! The 15th annual All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee will be a mobile event in this year’s iteration, and will be supported and hosted by the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University (@wvuartdesign) at the Creative Arts Center in Art Lab 5023 (see the flyer for the address!). The event begins at 2:00 pm EST on February 20th, 2020. If you’re in the area and up for the challenge, come and join us in our celebration of the languages of the parallel world. Need to study your voKcybulary? DM us for a free glossary at @kcymaerxthaere. Additionally, the Geographer-at-Large will be giving a lecture the next day. Event details soon to follow.

RSVP and tell your friends – direct message us at: @kcymaerxthaere

Learn more about the All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee here:

Please RSVP Here

Thursday, February 20th 2020 | Thursday, February 20th 2020

Hyphae at Krblin Jihn Kabin


Saturday, November 2nd | Just South of Border Ave. & Crestview Drive, Joshua Tree, California (GPS: +34.147030, -116.299695)

Please join Kcymaerxthaere’s Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios in welcoming experiential light-artist Annie Mitchell at the Krblin Jihn Kabin in Joshua Tree, CA. Mitchell will be installing her light sculpture “Hyphae” at the Kabin for one night only.

Event begins on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5:50 pm PDT (sunset), and lasts til sunrise on Sunday morning.

Location: Just South of Border Ave. & Crestview Drive, Joshua Tree, California
GPS: +34.147030, -116.299695

RSVP: DM us on Instagram: @Kcymaerxthaere
Download event flyer
Download venue map

For more information: See Annie Mitchell’s site.

More specific directions:
The Kabin is on Border Road, south of Crestview, on the East side of Border Road.
It is about a mile North East of the intersection of Park Boulevard and Highway 62.

Driving East, you take 62 to Sunburst, go North a mile or so and then take a right on Crestview. At the end of Crestview, the asphalt ends and you turn right on Border Road. The Kabin is about 2 “blocks” down a dirt road and you can park and walk from there.

Google Maps will show Desert Trail and other parts of Border Road, but they require 4 Wheel Drive. We also recommend parking facing North (away from the Kabin for an easier exit and less headlights on the Art Work when you leave.)

The last 2 “blocks” of Border Avenue are dirt road, so:
park to side to leave space for others.

Remember — You visit the Krblin Jihn Kabin at your own risk:
-No water
-No power
-No bathroom facilities on site.

And please remember this piece is a light installation:
No flash photography or highbeams.
And try to avoid creating unnecessary light pollution.

RSVP: DM us on Instagram: @Kcymaerxthaere

Saturday, November 2nd 2019 | Sunday, November 3rd 2019

14th Annual Kcymaerxthaere All-Kymaerica’s Spelling Bee


Sunday, April 14th | Dalbey Designs, 112 Main Street, Paris, Illinois

The 14th Annual All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee is coming to Paris, IL on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 2:00 PM CDT, at Dalbey Designs at 112 Main St. The All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee emerges from a global art project called “Kcymaerxthaere” by the artist and Geographer-at-Large, Eames Demetrios. Demetrios travels the world and installs historic markers and sites honoring events from the parallel world of Kcymaerxthaere. Within this parallel universe are many similar reflections of existence as we know it, but there are different creatures, cultures, laws of physics, and languages. The Annual All-Kymaericas Spelling Bee honors the languages of the parallel world and introduces to participants fresh ways to experience language in many forms. It’s great fun to be a Speller, but equally entertaining to be a spectator as well. Anyone interested in participating as a Speller should RSVP at our event page on Facebook.

Please RSVP Here

Sunday, April 14th 2019 | Sunday, April 14th 2019