a charlotte street 15 year anniversary project considering the history and future of artist-driven pioneering in Kansas City and the changing nature of the city's "frontiers"
The scroll has been in the gallery for almost two weeks now. It was strange bringing an “unfinished” work into a gallery and then sitting down to work on it. But I’ve settled in now and the scroll’s feed is progressing nicely.
Last Saturday I walked into the gallery for another session with the scroll and as I was browsing through people’s contributions on the bulletin board I found a new – rather angry – note. I dutifully transcribed it to the scroll in red watercolor. It’s actually become my favorite part of the scroll so far. Not because I enjoy receiving passive aggressive notes; but because someone was protesting participatory Social Media art by… participating.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the scroll as a finished object turns out. It’s interesting and a little daunting to leave the direction of the work (already up for public view) almost completely in the hands of the audience whether they’re online or standing next to it.
– Laura Isaac
Laura is still looking for contributions on the following topics:
– Cultural Boundaries in KC
– Corporations vs Independent Businesses in KC
– Kansas City Landmarks
– Kansas City’s History & Future