Following an inspiring summer of new, innovative projects in Occidental Park, artSparks is gearing up to present its final project of the year on October 7. A Continuity of Parks, by artists Michael McCrea, Nicolás Varchausky and Tivon Rice, gathers sounds and images from the park, transforms them and plays them back real-time. The audience is led from the perspective of a peripheral observer to an active participant. This ongoing reflection of the space culminates with a group of artists performing the collected material.
A Continuity of Parks will begin at dusk on Thursday, October 7 (coinciding with First Thursday).
artSparks is a program sponsored by 4Culture Site-Specific, Seattle Parks and Rec and the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. The program sought out to bring unique, site specific art to Occidental Park and the people who live, visit or walk though it. To commemorate the end of this year’s hugely successful artSparks program, we have created a video of all of the projects that happened in the park this summer.
A great big thank you from 4Culture Site-Specific to Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and to the artists who made this a great program: Rose Cano & African ConeXion, Sol Hashemi, Room for Assembly, MiLa, Christopher Reitmaier, City Meditation Crew, AK Mimi Allin, Celeste Cooning, Joan Laage, Christopher Ezzell, Jonelle Johnson, Ben Waterman, Michelle Arab, Stimulate Dance, Britta Johnson and Michael McCrea, Nicolás Varchausky & Tivon Rice.
More Site-Specific Happenings in October:
On October 9 at 11am the Fry Art Museum will open Yes and More and Yes and Yes and Why, an installation by Implied Violence. The installation opening will also include a performance by the artists entitled The Dorothy K: For Better, For Worse, and Forever.
The Underground Railroad Film Series, produced by the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, will present A Dios Momo, a film by Leonardo Ricagni, in October. Keep a look out for more details!
Photo of Room for Assembly’s Build Here in Occidental Park © Google Earth