READ TO LIFE! Read any three chapters by the artists mentioned below. 
 
The various locations where artists have chosen to present public art include a field along a highway (Ant Farm); a flood plain (Bayer); a nuclear power plant (Beuys); schools and community centers (Beehive, Strachan); an impoverished neighborhood (Chin, Fournier, Sherk); city steets (Eke); a mountaintop (Gelitin); a financial district (Goldsworthy); city skyline (HeHe); city streets (Hundertwasser, Jeremijenko, Lin, Sonfist); river bed (Kaprow); online (Mandiberg); Neolithic site (Red Earth); television (Reyes).
 
PROJECT: Convey Emotion.
 
Your public art project has four components.
 
One. Select one example of an environmental problem that is either caused by 'too much' of something (e.g. garbage, car exhaust, dependence on fossil fuels, plastic water bottles, etc.) or 'too little' of something (forests, bees, fertile soil, song birds, etc.). 
 
Two. Select a public location that is relevant to your subject. For example, if you chose garbage, your location might be a dumpster. If you chose forests, your location might be a lot recently cleared for development. 
 
Three. Select one of the following emotions regarding your subject: Anger. Sadness. Disgust. Fear.
 
Four. Create a work of art in a public space that evokes an emotional response to your example of 'too much' or 'too little.' Your artwork can take the form of posters, a speech, a flag, a pantomime, etc.
  • Friday, 14 September 2012