“Art is a verb”, Zoe Kreye.
The artists involved were questioning what art is and does.
The groups relied on their engagements with everyday life on campus, the experiences that connect them with each other, with the art institution and the public spaces on campus. Each of the groups chose a physical space on campus to plant text messages: encouraging bookmarks in random books in the library, a “Hey Man” greeting at the entrance to the college, a red dot exposing a mistake, friendly words at the bus stop, support for the maligned smokers, a chalk circle game promoting diversity, super-sized post-it notes lamenting lost love and a sweet statement in a secret hideaway. Projects created with guest artist Zoe Kreye.
The projects explored art as social space, as interactions and as relationships. Art historian Miwon Kwon agrees that such work “no longer seeks to be a noun/object but a verb/process.” [i]
[i] Kwon, Miwon. One Place After Another: Site Specific Art and Locational Identity. (Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, Paperback edition 2004), p. 24