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November 30, 2011

Community

Recently, I was starting on a project for school that focused on community and part of the assignment was to research an artist who focused on that theme. I came across an artist who you may have heard of as her work as been all over the globe- her name is Candy Chang and her work is AMAZING. She incorporates community through collecting data which makes it an interactive art. She does so many amazing projects, and you can see all of her work through her website. One project that she did involved asking two questions on large blackboards installed on an abandoned Alaskan building. Through doing this, the surrounding community could have input on the happenings of the building. 



The two questions asked for memories of the building and also for the hopes for the building. This inspired me to do a project similar, but at a much smaller scale. It took a bit of coaxing from those around me, but I happened to collect what I was looking for! It's fascinating to hear people's answers and realize what inspires them and challenges them!


Now, I'll open the question for all of you blog readers:
1. What do you enjoy about your community?
2. What would you like to change about your community?


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy - our village raises the children.
Change - Can't think of anything!

p.s. looks like someone needs to learn how to trust, tolerate,not judge and perhaps spend more time with Randy, the neighbour.

Junaluska said...

Ooh, interactive art is fun! I had to laugh at "Randy" though.

kristen. said...

Jenni i love this!

enjoy - sharing times (Friday Selahs)
change - sharing good things, not gossip.

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