The Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford will be one of 18 works featured in VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza during ArtPrize 2012. Each artists was chosen by plaza curatorial team ADORATION Detroit, an artist residency in Detroit.
From http://www.adorationdetroit.org on their methods for curating Calder Plaza: As curators, we are exploring the relationships of space, time, and scale to objects and actions in public environments. We aim to infuse the space with minute, hidden, and temporary works. Through objects, installations, and a series of programmed performances, we will highlight the impact of public interactions and sensations, within public space. We wish to illuminate the organic, nuanced, and physical experience existing in the shadows of the vast, powerful, and monumental structures. The installations and performances in Calder Plaza will be documented through video. As an additional layer to the experience, the captured video will be projected onto a large, brick wall of the Grand Rapids Police Department. This public archive/artifact will reinforce the relationship between the two public spaces.
Visit the the ArtPrize venue page for Calder Plaza to see all 18 entries and learn more about the projects and the teams behind them. From miniature knit creatures place throughout the grass to and Eco Dance group, Calder Plaza is going to be a fantastic destination during ArtPrize 2012.
Click here to learn more about Calder Plaza’s line up.
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