The ‘Neighborhood 100’ is a tactical art piece commissioned for the University District Arts & Character Plan and is one of four temporary projects. Each piece will test concepts and ideas for long-term public art and placemaking projects for the University District. A steering committee of community leaders and artists issued a request for proposals in August 2016. It invited local artists to submit their ideas for the creation of 100 small objects. These objects would then be distributed and displayed throughout the University District. "Your dream is my memory" was chosen as the selected project. Community members are invited to react and give feedback on the concept so that it can inform future art installations.
“Your dream is my memory”
“Your dream is my memory” explores aggregation and community. While many art project using multiples involve loss or the repetition of a single concept this project utilizes community involvement to realize the complete piece. The 100 wooden blocks are distributed to the public who meet and assemble the blocks to reveal text on one side and a painting on the other. While each block can stand alone as a piece the full picture can only be realized when all 100 people gather at once. The art work, like the community, is made a disparate and diverse group that manifests itself when it comes together.
The University District community is large and diverse. "Your dream is my memory" embraces that diversity and relies on the trust of others in order achieve project success. Reserve your block and agree to the direction in the reservation form and attached to the block.
11.22.16 thru 12.12.16 - Anyone can get a block from the following locations and take it home:
Ace of Cups (2619 N High)
King Avenue United Methodist Church (299 King Ave)
Gateway Film Center (1550 N High)
Northwood-High Building, Room 100 (2231 N High)
Ohio Union (1739 N High, #3106)
Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit)
12.13.16 - Attend the Convergence of the Blocks and meet other participants. Blocks will be assembled to reveal an image and message.
Rory lives in the University District in Columbus, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. He has shown his artwork in galleries and art fairs in Columbus, New York, Chicago, Miami and Singapore. He has exhibited at museums in Los Angeles and Delaware, Ohio. He has won an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Excellence grant and attended artist residencies in Michigan and Vermont.
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