Public Art project launches this Autumn!

Queen City : Playable Space is collaborative project highlighting areas around Charlotte, North Carolina. The city itself is a main character, explored through the varied points of view of the project participants.

During the summer of 2019 while in residency at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, artist collective s/n collaborated with rising 8th and 9th graders attending Studio 345 to create a multimedia project highlighting areas of Charlotte, North Carolina. The teenagers worked with s/n to collect video along the LYNX Blue Line light rail system. After the video footage was collected, s/n remixed it into short video segments. Each segment is linked to distinct locations, responding with video, specifically to that physical space.

This project spans multiple platforms. It is comprised of playable prints, where participants can scan printed images, and play the video via their phones. Additionally, the artists created an interactive, playable Google Map, in which these individual segments are tied to their GPS coordinates of origin. In partnership with The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and its Art in Transit program, the playable prints are displayed within the light rail vehicles for passengers to enjoy. This project was also partially funded by the Filmed in NC Fund.

This is the largest scale public art project created by s/n to date. Accessibility plays a key role in s/n’s work. By placing video and sound works into public space, engagement with the public becomes possible. The use of common, personal technology such as a cell phone to access public art addresses technological hierarchy and public access. This works to negotiate personal, virtual and public space simultaneously. The project seeks to blend sensory interpretations and responses with the aid of an ancillary means of experiencing a sense of place.

Link to playable map: https://tinyurl.com/y2qk45o8 

Project Link on CATS: http://queencityplayablespace.com (coming soon)


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s/n to host digital workshop at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

s/n is pleased to be featured on McColl Center’s blog!

There is a link to sign up for a workshop we will host this Saturday, September 21st from 10am to noon there.

The blog entry also highlights some of the work we generated there this summer!

Hassan in foreground, Jennida in background. Photo by Chris Edwards

Next Open Studio Saturday – at McColl is July 13th

We are really enjoying our time here at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation!

Aunt Johaha’s 1st Lemon-Ad

The next (big) open studio Saturday is coming up on July 13th

We are excited to announce a live appearance from Aunt Johaha, who will be hosting a lemonade stand in our space!

Here is the FB write up and link to the event!

You are invited to explore our vibrant contemporary art space at Open Studio Saturday!

Bring your family and friends to view our summer exhibition, New Works / Alumni Three, meet our artists-in-residence—Chris Clamp, Troy Dugas, Lauren Rosenthal McManus, Carmen Neely, s/n (Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts), and Gregory Thielker—and participate in fun hands-on activities all over the building.

Admission, popcorn, and cotton candy are free and everyone is welcome. We’ll also have a bar with drinks for all ages. Open Studio Saturday is presented by Wells Fargo.

What to expect:

Food Truck
Lenny’s Press Box

DJ Luis Minuche
Enjoy summer music from 12:00–3:00 p.m. on the front lawn!

Cities & Sanctuaries Art Workshop
Create a mini cityscape or sanctuary you can take home with you. Alumna artist Sharon Dowell leads you through experimental painting exercises with color, texture, and pattern on paper.

Repetition, Pattern & Radial Forms
Transform existing patterns into something new by incorporating decorative shapes of rubber stamps, a technique used by current artist-in-residence Troy Dugas.

Create a collaborative textile artwork
Following alumna and exhibiting artist Susannah Mira’s artistic practice of using recycled materials, all of the fabric pieces used in this hands-on art making activity are remnants sourced from the Charlotte region’s textile industry.

Art from Rocks and Soil
Do you know your ecological address? Artist-in-residence Lauren Rosenthal McManus wants to help you find it! Bring a soil or rock sample from your property or local creek to Lauren’s studio and add a pin to her watershed map of Mecklenburg County. She’ll use your samples to create natural pigments for a new limited-edition, hand-colored print series of Charlotte’s streams.

Member Lounge
Location: Alumni Artist Lounge, second floor

How to get here and where to park
We’re at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown Charlotte. Plenty of free parking is available on N. Tryon St. on Saturdays and in the lot at the corner of W. 10th St. and N. Church St. (behind Charlotte Ballet).

s/n participates in McColl’s Open House

This Thursday June 6th,

Thursday, June 6, 2019
6:00–9:00 p.m.

721 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, North Carolina


REGISTER

You are invited to a welcoming party for McColl Center’s summer artists-in-residence and the summer exhibition’s opening reception. Expect art everywhere, a beer and wine bar, DJ Bo White, participatory art installations, and free admission. McColl Center members receive complimentary bubbles, exclusives, and access to the Member Lounge. Become a member at mccollcenter.org/support.

Summer 2019 Artists-In-Residence
Chris Clamp, Troy Dugas, Carmen Neely, Lauren Rosenthal McManus, s/n (featuring Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts), and Gregory Thielker

Here is the FB link for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2265617863704470/