A festival exploring the odd, ordinary and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life. Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
THIS WEEKEND AT ART IN ODD PLACES 2010: CHANCE!
This weekend at Art in Odd Places 2010: CHANCE
Respond to a letter addressed To A Young Poet left behind by Sheryl Oring on each Avenue along 14th Street (Friday – Sunday, 10am), watch as the BroLab Collective manually transports water for 24 hours straight from the Hudson to the East River (from Friday, 3pm to Saturday, 3pm), locate Linda Hesh’s suggestive doorknob hangers scattered randomly along 14th Street (daily), try your luck with Maya Suess, the Lady of Luck herself, for one last time! (Saturday, 12-2pm) Get anything you wish notarized at Carrie Dashow’s Yesiree Notary Booth in Union Square (Saturday, 12-3pm), hustle and argue with Jessica Ann Peavy as she tries to convince you of her point of view (Sunday, 4-7pm), discover the sounds of the rivers that cap our city with the help of Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Thomas Dexter (Friday – Sunday, 12-1pm), become the subject of Simonetta Moro’s window drawing as she tracks pedestrian movement in a storefront (Saturday – Sunday, 12-4pm), experience historic sounds of the city at Pratt Manhattan culled by Christopher Dameron and Annika Newell from sound archives (daily), grab a publication of poetry based on directions given by cab drivers to Dannielle Tegeder (daily), walk on over and say hello when members of Flux Factory wave at you from across the street (daily), and witness a spectacle as Irvin Morazan tries to hail a taxi in his outrageous Mayan headdress and Cheez Doodle outfit (Friday, 5-6:30pm).
Views of Sheryl Oring's Letters to a Young Poet at various locations along 14th Street. See website for details
MAKE AN IMPRINT OF THE CITY
LIENE BOSQUE and NICOLE SEISLER
Performance begins at the NE corner of 14th Street and Fourth Avenue (by the Food Emporium)
Friday, October 8 (11am – 3pm): Heading East; Saturday, October 9 (11am – 3pm): Heading West; Sunday, October 10(11am – 3pm): Heading West
Dressed in “official” uniforms, the duo will walk along 14th St with a cart that holds blocks of wet clay. This clay will be used to make direct impressions of often-unnoticed details of the spaces they traverse in their walk. The public is invited to participate in the creation of objects that will serve as a record of a specific moment in time of New York City’s history.
Friday, October 8 (7 – 9pm): Pratt Manhattan auditorium, 144 W 14th St, 2nd Fl.
With Street Art works often only lasting minutes, viewing them digitally has been one main way to understand the movement. Using hundreds of examples of site specific, global work, the Wooster Collective will take you through what makes Street Art so compelling, why the artists are motivated to make illegal art, and how the movement has transformed over the past decade.
Friday, October 8 (8 – 10pm): 52 E 14th Street at Broadway (former Virgin Megastore)
TXTual Healing is an interactive public projection that encourages community building and idea sharing through performance. Notzold invites passersby to respond to a predetermined subject via text messaging, and screens the resulting dialogue onto urban structures. In so doing, he creates an experience of happenstance and curiosity for bystanders and participants alike.
Spotting Signs of Progress - Green Map Icons, Sustainability and YOU!
Saturday, October 10 (1-4pm): 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, lobby
Join Green Map System, a non-profit organization that empowers international communities worldwide to chart their progress toward an environmentally sustainable future, at the 14th Street Y on 10/10/10 to share findings from their ten-day scavenger hunt along 14th Street. Then, help design new Green Map Icons as part of the Global Work Party for Climate Solutions.