At the end of 2015 this blog will be inactive. This blog was utilized to post my experiences, preliminary research and the process of my interdisciplinary practice. The four year content of this blog, from 2011-15, concentrates on forming my Internet-based collection project. The postings pertaining to research or involvement with individuals/ institutions with aspects of the collections do not intend to be disrespectful of the history or present public institution/ museum practices.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Participation in a Street Road Project
month, I received my river rock from the Street Road Artists Space in
Cochranville, Pennsylvania USA. Street Road Artists Space is an experimental
art space housed in a 1930’s cottage style of architecture. The building and
the surrounding grounds is the site for the outdoor longitudinal line
installation, Homma Meridian,
by artist Kaori Homma.
Finished River Rock for Street Road Rock Project
Street Road Rock Project is an ongoing participatory project that is being
displayed inside the building as well as the outside garden site. The
open-ended approach with this project offers endless opportunities for participants
to use their individual perception of how they can modify their rock. My
travels and experience from visiting Street Road in April are what I considered
when altering my rock.
My thoughts were on the conversation
pertaining to my visit, while traveling the back roads of Pennsylvania to
Delaware with my rock in tow. My choice to depict the travels of my rock was
done through penning a slimmed down version of my Google Map directions
directly to the rock. The language of the directions was written to consider
the four main route numbers, along with how they would be verbally presented in
giving someone directions.
Detail of Side of Finished River Rock
my visit at Street Road, I was also introduced to the next upcoming exhibition,
Arterial Motives. I know my
anticipation of the May 31st opening for this exhibit has influence
my thought process on how to modify my river rock. The dialog during my visit
involving my own transportation and noticeable changes along the Pennsylvania
back roads is what prompted Emily Artinian, Street Road artist, to mention Arterial
Motives presents a global
perspective of artist’s responses to automotive traffic. The range of artwork
is from four continents to the dialog of a local traffic intersection. UnTOLLed
stories, atoll booth installation, is the response and intended exchange of dialog between citizens and governmental actions to the
current shift in traffic patterns of Route 41 in Cochranville, PA.
Follow the Arterial Motives exhibition, UnTOLLed stories, and the Street Road Rock Project on the Street Road website