An interactive installation and exhibition of an ongoing creative project, to be continued in different venues throughout 2014, and included as part of Carol Crawford’s solo exhibition at Atlantic Gallery, Manhattan, October 7 – November 1, 2014. Viewers will be invited to contribute their own stories in reaction to what they see in the individual art works.
THE INTERATIVE PROJECT:
Viewers are invited to respond to a series of questions printed on 3×5 cards, after studying each mixed media construction. These candid responses will ultimately be compiled to create a story, inspired by every viewer’s interpretation and reaction to the perceived content of each work. The artist will incorporate the responses into a printed and painted narrative manuscript, to be displayed with the works in Atlantic Gallery. As this collective narrative grows progressively, is read and re-written from the input of many viewers, it becomes a shared experience of creative imagination. The final compilation will be published on the artist’s website, www.carol-crawford. com and in a series of vignettes on Facebook: Carol Crawford
Tell Us Your Thoughts…
“Unlike windows that painters were once advised to emulate with their own frames, these constructions are more like doors through which one can pass to enter the landscapes they contain.”*
*[Arnold Berleant, quoted from catalog essay about Carol Crawford’s solo exhibition & performance installations, City Visions, shown at the QCC Gallery & Theatre, Queensborough Community college, C.U.N.Y.]
– Where would you be and what would you be doing if you were part of this picture?
– Who do you imagine these people to be, and what might be their dreams?
– What caught your attention first in this picture, and why?
– What role does time seem to play in this picture? What does “Time after Time” mean to you?
– What is the strongest emotion you feel when you look at this picture?
You are invited to answer these questions on the cards provided in the box marked “questions”, below. Please circle the number of the picture that you refer to. When you finish your response, please insert the card into the box marked “responses.”
Thank you for participating in this project. Add your name and hometown if you wish.