Mini Mart City Park is a community-focused project in the process of transforming a former gas station into a site-specific, pocket park and cultural center. There are over 700 derelict, gas stations in the Puget Sound region and over 200,000 nationwide. In 2005 it was our vision to identify and purchase one such property in King County and rehabilitate it, proving the potential of art to propel a project that simultaneously repairs damaged land while providing shared, multi-use cultural space.
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We are honored to be invited by Kulturanova to participate in Festival Ulicnih Sviraca. We will be debuting our mobile performative sculpture: Department of Bearing and Orientation at the Festival.
We designed a commercial-like sign for a backpack as part of an ongoing series of mobile projects and temporary events. The backpacks are a mobile version of an earlier site-specific installation we created for the Frye Art Museum in Seattle and 21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City. The site-specific installation that the piece is based on speaks to the sustainability of growth as it pertains to aspects of our social, economic and natural environments. For the mobile incarnation of the piece, we have imagined a fictional bureaucracy: The Department of Bearing and Orientation. As representatives of this fictional bureaucracy, we plan to walk the festival acting as living sculpture.
This will be a roving performance. We plan to walk through the festival crowds dressed in white coveralls with no planned stops.
You Always Leave Me Wanting More, 2015
Aluminum, enamel, LED lightbulbs, electronics, flooring
27½ x 33 ft.
You Always Leave Me Wanting More addresses the sustainability of growth as it pertains to aspects of our social, economic and natural environments. We have co-opted the stripped down language of commercial signs, incorporating casino style way-finders that tear through the floors of the museum with skyward trajectory.