Thursday, May 15, 2014

Playing Catch Up: Part 2

Playing Catch Up: Part 2

While at VSC, I was informed that I had been awarded the Spring Artist in Residence position at HCC Southeast in Houston. My proposed project, "On the Map of My Empire," is a large-scale installation based on the collected memories of real or imagined locations combined to build an evolving city. The project, inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, questions the potential of a city when planners are not limited by traditional urban theory.

Over the course of the month long installation, the space continued to evolve day to day as scenes were added or altered to the sprawling city. The city became a collective patchwork of memories based on reality interspersed with magical and fantastical occurrences. The space is beautiful - Japanese inspired architecture on a stage with gorgeous light streaming through the windows. The project will remain at HCC Southeast through August 2014.

You can listen to my artist's talk here

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