PROJECT 3: Urban Intervention
OBJECTIVE: To deeply consider the site, context, and audience for a piece.
GOAL: To create a physical temporary installation somewhere outdoors, off-campus, and away from where you live. End product may be a sculptural / media installation or a performance, or a mixture. Piece should exist for at least one day.
- Consider your environment / surrounds:
- What is a place you really like? Why?
- What is a place you really hate? Why?
- Where do you go for peace and calm? Why?
- Where do you go for excitement and energy? Why?
- Where do you go to be social? Why?
- Choose a spot that you relate to on an emotional level, that you feel strongly about.
- Spend at least an hour in this place. Who goes there? Talk to at least three people about why they are there.
- Sketch ideas on how you could improve / modify / augment / comment on / disapprove of this place.
- Make your piece.
- Install / perform it.
- Document it.
- Did people notice your installation / performance? How did they react to it? Is this what you expected?
READING: Interventionists 1, Interventionists 2
VOCABULARY: Site, context, audience, place, terrain, site-specific, public art, land art, ephemorous art, monuments, memorials
REFERENCES: Kryzsztof Wodiczko, The Yes Men, Michael Rakowitz, Banksy, Ann Morton, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long