Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Show Someone How You Feel About Something

A public art service project, coordinated by Zoë Cohen
July 19,23,24,30 and 31, 2007
Noon-1 pm
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

A brigade of public art facilitators will be available in the center of Rittenhouse Square on selected Noon lunch hours in July, to encourage the public to show someone how you feel about something.

Clipboards, paper and drawing materials will be available, along with envelopes and a list of addresses of public and elected officials. Participants will be invited to communicate something (anything) that they feel strongly about through drawing, and to address an envelope to someone (anyone). The recipient could be a public official, or a friend, family member, etc. Their drawing will then be stamped and mailed by the facilitators.

The project was conceived and coordinated by Zoë Cohen, who last summer presented Philadelphia with the Listening Station, a public, participatory art project. Show Someone aims to engage the public with their inherent creative abilities and to encourage a different kind of civic involvement than they may usually be presented with. The interaction of the facilitators with the public is as important for the success of the project as the reception of the drawings by their recipients.

Facilitators for the project include Liz Manlin, Jodi Netzer, Michael Schwartz, Leigh Seeleman, and Scott Rigby.

The July series of Show Someone is being presented in conjunction with the alt.space festival being coordinated by Philadelphia's Basekamp space: www.basekamp.com

Documentation of Show Someone How You Feel About Something

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