Submitted by todd on Mon, 09/13/2010 - 10:59am
We were initially given Labor Day weekend for our September date at the Flea, but because of the long weekend and lots of people out of town, we pushed it back a week. to 9/11. This added a whole other layer to our work:
How do we raise awareness about conceptual art walks in a flea market while acknowledging the September 11th attacks?
What a ridiculous sentence.
We decided to create a construction zone where the public can build their own monuments. They'd tell us which shapes they want to use and we'd build it. Then, we'd photograph them with their monuments and place the photos on our blog. Given this was our last time at the Flea, we decided to use detritus from our past Flea installations as material to create the structures.
It was an incredible afternoon. Lots of families showed up to participate. See the slideshow below!
Very special thanks to resident Flea artists Riley Hooker and Juan Betancurth, Flea assistant Alex and our new interns Ariel Rivera and Zachary Scholl.
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We had a hot and sweaty weekend launching Elastic City from the Brooklyn Flea. Joining in on the celebration were a bunch of Elastic City artists, friends, family, volunteers and Emerson, our cairn terrier resident mascot.
The installation was a success, thanks to Juan Betancurth and Riley Hooker, who designed and constructed our magnetic Elastic City bulletin board. The bulletin board, playing off of the school motif, changed throughout the day, as we used words from passersby and integrated it with our Elastic City logo. Our table was staffed by artist Amanda Winograd and actor/activist Zachary Wager Scholl, who fielded questions from an eager public and signed up walkers for the free Flea Walks.
The Flea Walks went over wonderfully--the later walks were over-capacity (we don't like to wake up early either) and they were filled with both friends and newcomers.
And so now the fun begins! We've a few walks coming up in the next few weeks that you should know about. Stay tuned for more info throughout the week and check the WALKS page for our calendar.
Our plans for 2016
Join Karen Finley, Ramzi Awn and Elastic City for our open bar party at The Wild Project
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