Every poem published in English entitled "America"
As part of How does it feel to be a fiction? New Haven Virus, I staged a participatory reading of every poem published in English entitled "America" at the fountain surrounding the WWI Memorial Flagpole on the New Haven Green. For one hour, passersby from the New Haven Arts & Ideas Festival were invited to join.
Public art installation
145 posters, inkjet print on 8.5x11" paper, hi-res image QR codes
As part of the New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas (commissioned by Nast Women Connecticut), I created a public art work that consisted of 145 8.5x11" posters wheat-pasted throughout downtown New Haven. Each poster contained a hi-res image QR code of one of the 29 US national memorials owned and administered by the National Park Services, paired with an excerpt from the New Haven Virus text.
How does it feel to be a fiction? New Haven Virus (May 11-June 30, 2018)
Viral text, digital performance, public art installation and participatory reading
The third iteration, How does it feel to be a fiction? New Haven Virus (May 11-June 30, 2018), was part of my solo exhibition Off Scene at Artspace (New Haven, CT) as well as the New Haven International Festival of Arts&Ideas (see https://www.artidea.org/event/2018/3419). It included a gallery installtion, a public art installation, and participatory performance in addition to the viral text and digitial performance. For this iteration, the text considered the fiction of historical memory and national belonging.
Audio (7:10min) and hi-res image QR code
For each iteration of How does it feel to be a fiction? a new text is produced in response to the host institution, and representations of prior iterations are presented in the gallery space. This audio is an excerpt from How does it feel to be a fiction? New York (2017), read in a whisper so that it catches the ear of gallery goers walking by. The hi-res color QR code links to the site www.howdoesitfeeltobeafiction.org, where audience could participate in the digital performance.