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LOOKING FOR IMMIGRANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION

Juanli Carrion

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Posted on:
November 5, 2013

Artist Juanli Carrión is looking for interviewees to collaborate in his upcoming public art project "Outer Seed Shadow #01".

We are looking for immigrants who were born outside the US, and who are currently living in Manhattan.The interviews will be held till February 2014.

Over the past year Carrión has been carrying out interviews with immigrants living across Manhattan, allowing them to tell their stories of arrival in their own words and symbolically, in the form of plants they’ve selected that best represent themselves and their countries of origin. With the great variety of plants derived from dozens of interviews, the artist is creating a 2,000 sq. ft. interactive community garden in the shape of Manhattan to be installed in Duarte Square in May 2014.

"Outer Seed Shadow" is an art project created by the community and for the community—a public space where all people can find themselves represented and that reflects contemporary stories of immigration to New York City. It is at once public art, historical document and community hub, providing a new space in the urban landscape for recreation and sharing new knowledge.

For more information on how to be part of the project becoming an interviewee please visit: www.outerseedshadow.org or e-mail: project@outerseedshadow.org

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