Join me for a night of radical pedestrianism through Visionary Crosswalks in the Alley OOOPs! show at this year’s Transmodern Festival. Visionary Crosswalks is a direct action crosswalk tracing the casual path that jaywalkers regularly take when crossing Mulberry Street while walking down Tyson Alley along in the west side of downtown Baltimore. Colorful adhesive tape will alert motorists to the festival goers parading pathway as they walk to the D:Center at Maryland Art Place from Current Gallery and back. Serving as a voluntary crossing guard, complete with hand-made uniform, I will assist pedestrians as they enjoy their downtown art drift.
With nearly 200 participating artists and a sprawling campus of art sites around west, downtown Baltimore Transmodern has begun! This year I am involved with two of the many shows and events: campcamp and Pedestrian Service Exquisite. This festival represents and incredible array of Baltimore’s finest in underground performance. More info at transmodernfestival.org.
April 29 & 30, evening/nighttime
Current Space courtyard
421 North howard street (rear – tyson alley)
An exterior exhibition and interactive multi-disciplinary installation for which no prior survival experience is required for participation. Artists will create environments or installations that embrace the participatory and the habitable while expanding on standard campsite deliverables. Organized by Marian April Glebes, in collaboration with Fred Scharmen and C. Ryan Patterson.
A site-specific map of paths, thresholds and gateways made from adhesive tape. Streaks of colorful artist tape trace movement among campcamp sites. Tri-Flags
Four colorful flag tripods mark entry into campcamp.
Pedestrian Service Exquisite
May 1, 12-3pm
H&H Building & Surroundings
405 West Franklin Street
May Day is our day of merrymaking to celebrate re-generation, renewal and creation! It is in this spirit, that Pedestrian Service Exquisite (PSE) presents an afternoon of urban safari featuring performance, action, and revelry on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Expect tours, interventions and participatory site-specific works that celebrate regeneration, sustainability and notions of creating anew!
NPS – Drifting Monument
During 15 minute tours that explore some of downtown’s invisible sites and overlooked features, participants will be invited to fill up a wagon with symbolic litter, discrete mementos, entertaining debris and anything else deemed valuable. At the end of the tour, the drifting collection will be deposited around a monument of labor and place. All participants get a free button!