CEC Artslink presents Publicly Creative: A Public Art Workshop. Public art is a fast-growing discipline with many unexplored opportunities for artists and communities. This workshop is a hands-on intensive introduction to the field, outlining resources, logistics, opportunities, and examples of successful collaborations. Recognizing artistic initiative as a valuable asset and a catalyst for a dialogue and transformation, we will explore how site-specific collaborations in varied cultural, geographic and political areas can influence business, social awareness and economic development. Encouraging close inspection of the particular issues faced by a specific New York community chosen by the participants, the workshop and the resulting public art work(s) will provide a unique platform for the participants and the public to explore and appropriate the city’s landscapes.

May 10, 2011

Please participate in my work, Thank you all!

Hi, all.
I really enjoyed today. It is really nice to know people, who have same interests with me. I keep thinking of my idea. Today, when Kendal mentioned 'seed' of the Idea, I felt relieved. Cause I was under some pressure. Anyway, I think I will try to make a prototype of my idea. And to do that, I need you guys' help little bit. I think it's neither hard nor much time consuming (In my judgment :)) So I would appreciate if you help me.

What I want you to do for me is just to write about 'your' lost places in Manhattan and send it to me. There's no limitation when you choose the place. You can choose a building, a shop, a park, even a bench in public space. Just think about the places you used to hang out or enjoy to be there but now are now vanished Of course the places you pick need to be no longer present.
When you pick the place, please describe the appearance of the place as in your memory. You can also write about your personal history within the space. You know, since my concept is tour guide program, you can talk like a tour guide in your writings.
When you send your writings to me, I am going to visit the places and take pictures of them. Therefore, I need actual addresses of the places. Please include the address. The final form of prototype of my idea will be the photos of current landscapes with your writing about old places. There’s no required amount of writing. Plz write freely. Thank you for reading this.

Please send your writings to kwantaeck@gmail.com


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  2. I have an interesting location for you. Check email. =)

  3. Hi Kwantaeck-
    I love your idea- I sent you an email message.