You may remember us asking you to choose 3 murals that you’d like to see set to music. Now, in partnership with the American Composers Forum, we’re putting out a call to local composers to write an original piece for each of the selected murals. Winning work will be performed at a series of community concerts at each mural site. Interested? Here are the murals:
What does an artist whose work consists primarily of collaging images that she culls from the Internet have to do with muralmaking, or community-based art practice?
A lot, as it turns out.
Jenny Odell, who is based in San Francisco, uses the virtual world as a lens for looking at the physical world.
We call her lecture “Looking at Cities” because her work offers a new approach to the basic but profound task of making observations about the world around us based on what we see.
One of my favorite assignments as Mural Arts photographer is location scouting for upcoming projects. We've got something super-secret coming up along the Fishtown - Frankford corridor of the Market-Frankford el, (no, it's not Love Letter II) . Last week I took a trip with the artist, project manager and a partner from Hidden City Philadelphia to identify former and current industrial buildings visible on the corridor. Just for fun, here are some images that came out of the trip and that will be used to develop the project.