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2007May14

Hiatus

Upon my leaving the Factory in Oakland and moving my home to San Francisco I've lost the ability to have parties at my place. There may be some small ones/DJ workshops at my new place, but we'll have to see - (HQ-less) iom is mostly on hiatus right now. We are planning on starting up a monthly event a small-ish bar/club in San Francisco. And from there doing one-off parties around the bay area at various locations. Of course the goal is to have a permanent space (perhaps south-ish/soma SF later this year) for the creation of art and holding gatherings again. Any further developments will be documented here. As always: if you like our vibe and are interested in working with us in some way - please let us know. Thank you for your continued interest.

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2006Oct30

Gathering 3 - Post Mortem

I had a great time at gathering three, everything went off without a hitch. Thanks to the DJs for putting together some of the best sets we've had yet.

The turn-out again was way below what I would call a success for a large format dance-oriented party, though lots of great folks came out and had a good time. The right kind of crowd just isn't tuning into what's going on here... or perhaps nothing is going on here. So, I am holding off on having wanna-be-large parties for the time being. Until I can get a better space/location, get the troops rallied, or get the ability to publicize the event. As my current constraints are - it's not worth trying to continue this with the same format.

I will however be holding small (ten or less) private gatherings over the next several months. Please let me know if you would be interested in attending something like that. I will also be putting up timelapse videos and other event artifacts soon. Thanks again to all who came and helped out. Cheers.

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2006Oct05

Gathering 3 - Release

october iom flyer

Line up, details and flyers have been ironed out for iom 3. Catharsis is the new guest, who will be bringing some throbbing and gritty techno, rhythmic industrial, etc.. this guy knows his stuff. We may even have subwoofers this time...

Different flyer sizes are available in the gatherings section. Help get the word out!

Remember: this is a friends / friends of friends event. Please keep this quiet, but let all interested people know!

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2006Sep25

Quick Update

OK, I've finally posted some of the photos (thanks to Starr) and time lapse videos from the last gathering, check them out. (There is another photo set coming and will be added soon.)

We are organizing art and artists for gathering three. Details and flyers will be released in the next day or two. Thanks for your patience.

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2006Aug02

Event 2 - Soon

Second party is fast approaching (this Saturday), a few people have indicated their attendance, it will definitely be a fun time. I've changed around the line-up, so take another peek at that. Should be finalized at this point.

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factory from air

iom is the working title for an art (site/sound) collective.

iom is focused on experience. iom believes your life is but a cherishable experience and would love to be able to assist in the augmentation of that experience here on this planet through the use and abuse of auditory and visual stimuli.

More specifically iom is interested in developing the concept of "xenexperience". The idea that creating a foreign or alien environment can kick-start your individual creative thought patterns in our participants.

iom leaves it up to you to figure out the rest.

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