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Tuesday, May 3 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
STORYTIME by Civic.space

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STORYTIME is a large sculptural monolith displaying texts that tell stories about time. A playful clock of sorts, the piece changes its content every minute. The first version of the piece will be permanently installed in Syracuse, NY, June 2016. For Creative Tech Week we will show a prototype of the final piece. Using a mixture of literary quotes, references to past events, puzzles, astronomical information and contributions from community workshops and website submissions, we create thousands of unique definitions of time that will appear on the monolith. We will ask people for their quotes or memories about specific times, events, and momentous occasions in their lives to become part of the piece. A collective sign that changes with the seasons, with each moment, with passing clouds and the exact time of the day you met your lover. The final artwork consists of an enclosure made of black powder-coated steel and toughened glass with a white stone bench below. Behind the glass is a dot matrix of LEDs that spell the various texts. People can sit on the bench and it would appear that the texts above are, just maybe, about them. For Creative Tech Week we will show a fully functioning partial recreation of the final piece. The texts are very large, animate in a variety of ways, can be seen from a distance or read from close by. They are various, funny, ceremonial, witty or simple, nostalgic or hopeful. The piece invites multiple visits, conversation and active participation. The piece will work well in a gallery type setting, but optimally, it would be great in a storefront window, interacting with people on the street.

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Marek Walczak

Partner, Civic.Space
Civic.space is an interactive public-art design collaborative. We have recently completed three major public artworks, for a streetscape in Denver, Co. for a recreation center in Stapleton, Co. and the Biodiversity Center, Univ. Wy. Marek Walczak has an international reputation in architecture, public artwork and new media with pieces in the permanent collections of the MoMA and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN among others. Wesley... Read More →

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Civic.Space

Partner, civic.space
Civic.space is an interactive public-art design collaborative. We have recently completed three major public artworks, for a streetscape in Denver, Co. for a recreation center in Stapleton, Co. and the Biodiversity Center, Univ. Wy. Marek Walczak has an international reputation in architecture, public artwork and new media with pieces in the permanent collections of the MoMA and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN among others. Wesley... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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