Words .../ on going
Words of wisdom/ on going: Stop action animation, paint on a single canvas, 2 min 54 sec, 2016
Commissioned by No Longer Empty for 'Jameco Exchange' exhibition, curated Rachel Gugelberge
Prior to making this animation I walked around the block of 165 street, visiting the surrounding stores and meeting passersby. I asked the people I met to offer me their Words of Wisdom or a small material object.
Based on their words of wisdom and imagery from their business cards, I began working on a painting, photographing it's progression, which resulted in time-based painting or animation. The animation continued to develop communally throughout the exhibition period, engaging visitors who contributed to the piece by drawing, painting, collaging, and deciding on compositions or colors.
In this project I intended to incorporate audience interactivity, so that the piece would not have a singular creator but be a collective creation of a collective story.
Installation view 'Jameco Exchange', No Longer Empty, group exhibtion
Curated by Rachel Gugelberger
Photo: Whitney Browne