Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What Happens if You Give People Balloons and Cameras?

Last month SALT art space debuted a “social experiment on community exhibition.” Disposable cameras and balloons were given to people who came back with a whole slew of interesting photographs. Other people were asked to draw representations of their lives. Both the photographs and the drawings were then clipped to strings tied down by weighted balloons. Visitors to the gallery, located at 1160 Broadway, 5th floor, were invited to move the photographs and drawings around to whatever order or theme fit best. The exhibit was made even more interactive by the fact that pencils and paper were provided so that anyone who came in could add their own work to what was already hanging.

SALT is open Mondays from 6 to 8 PM.

You may also be interested in spending 7 Minutes in Heaven with SALT's curator Grace Hwang.

Recently, SALT hosted an all-day conference called Goodmeet on the theme of sanctuary.

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