CROSS-POLL-IGNITING

Artist for the public art project possible to the Making it Public Grant from Forecast Public Art.

Steel, paper mache, crepe paper, tissue paper, performance, narration and sound. 7' x 4' x 2'. 2016

A public art flash mob that seeks to highlight the collaboration that exists between individuals and organizations; addressing the importance of growth, belonging and productiveness in the community. Cross-Poll-Igniting intends to spark this unique co-dependency.

Call for Volunteer performers flyer.

THE COLLABORATIONS

1. Funded through Forecast Public Art.

2. Supported by The Bedlam Theatre through the Making it Public workshop.

3. Permits and support through Twin Cities Public Television, Talon First Trust and Sibley Square, business owners responsible for the Skyway #36.

4.City of Saint Paul. Department of Safety and Inspection.

5. The Skyway committee.

6. Director: Junauda Petrus

7. Volunteer performers.

 

THE SCULPTURE

Metal bases inspired on coat hangers served as stems for the transition elements of paper mache flowers and business coats. 

THE PERFORMANCE

This video was shoot by a viewer. Ari Newman is a student in HECUA and was invited to the Public Art Performance as part of her school assignment.

The performance was a 10 minute flash mob that encouraged pedestrians to join the piece with the intent of generating some sort of reflection of the relationship they have with local businesses and their role in their economic situation.

The script was a sort of Discovery Chanel documentary style that described the main characters' day during office hours.