Since 2006, Red Dress Productions has partnered with Bleecker Co-op and more than 300 co-op member contributors on the creation of three large-scale community-engaged public artworks. The most recent work, Dwelling, emerged from the Bleecker Co-op Memorial Project that celebrates and memorializes founding co-op manager and human rights activist Diane Frankling.
Dwelling represents an evolution of form into visual interdisciplinarity. Beyond the 2-dimensional mosaic mural that had been originally conceived, the 14’ x 4’ piece is an architectural mixed media work that includes wood construction;… Read more The Legacy Project: A Community Storytelling
Red Dress Productions developed and led the Bleecker Co-op Memorial Project, an immersive and collaborative creative process that engaged contributors – co-op members, staff, directors, and neighbours – from October 2011 to March 2012.
We began with several conceptual development open-call consultations that featured arts-based research. Activities included telling stories, brainstorming, and exploring visual representations of our ideas using oil pastel, mixed media, styrofoam plate carving and printing on fabric and paper, and collage.
The artwork site (Bleccker Co-op’s lobby)
prior to creation and installatio
We also examined the space that the artwork would ultimately live in,
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A big thank you to the many contributors and community members who joined the unveiling and reception of the Bleecker Co-op Memorial Project on March 25, 2012.
Special thanks to Ryan Hayward for event production, and David Garcia for developing a visual installation mapping 20 years of Bleecker Street Co-operative history.
Anna Camilleri and Tristan R. Whiston (speaker)
Dorian Johnson (speaker), Youth Apprentice
artwork title suggestions
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