Saturday, June 9, 2007

2426 Bradish Place

Elizabeth Underwood
Tin can phones work. Pull the string taut enough and you can hear clearly, though it's like listening to a poem - elusive, intuitive. I made 75 of them and pulled them through the broken window pane where people used to do drug deals. Honoring the work Michelle and Clay are doing by renovating this house, inviting something new to be said, to be heard. The LED lights on magnets inside the tin cans are homemade, simple, gumdrops of pretty color - communication in and of itself is a bit of magic like that.

Robert Vicknair

Silhoutte drawings on asphalt felt were created
for each installation.The stark figure/ground compositions depict
iconic scenes of residents and buildings in each neighborhood.
Also,due to the lack of electricity at two sites,high
contrast imagery was necessary.

David Sullivan
The Falstaff brewery tower's glowing orb used to alert the neighborhood to weather conditions. My 10-foot high, cobbled-together tower, Falsestate, comments on the current conditions I see in the city.

Maxx Sizeler

This is what I asked of participants:

1) Please share your thoughts about buildings that do not exist anymore post Katrina. Negative or Positive or anything you want to say related to building(s) that have been destroyed since Katrina. The destruction can be either as a direct result of Katrina or in the time since, natural or man made destruction, any kind of destruction of buildings that has changed our city or anything you want to say on the subject.

2) Please post your cards on the Styrofoam panels.

3) After tonight your cards will become part of the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank web site that archives information of all kinds related to Katrina. This piece will be part of my show that I will be having at Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, in September 2007. Together, with your cards, other works from my show will be archived on the website under one heading.

To view the cards go to:
Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

Shannon Crane

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