I’m excited to have been asked to participate as this month’s TrIP Artist in Residence, largely because I haven’t been creating very much art recently and I’m hoping this will act as a springboard or catalyst for new work.
It will be a month long reminder to pay attention to my surroundings and try to think up new ways to interact with it.
As someone who doesn’t own a car and uses alternative transportation to get around in life, I’ve never
found it to be particularly inspiring. Though something I have always found inspiring is seeking ways to
surprise and intrigue people in a positive way and catch them off guard in their day to day lives.
So for the month of August I am hoping to blend the very uninspiring public transportation system with the incredibly inspiring ambush of wonderment.
To set the gears in motion, on my first day of residency, I’ve created a flyer which I taped up next to a bunch of other flyers on a street corner I pass every day on my commute. There is a man who regularly posts here who seems to be in quite a lot of distress. Most of his postings appear to be about government conspiracies, identity theft, and wrongdoings he’s been a victim of.
My flyer is in no way meant to belittle his claims, but rather to offer him a sense of hope and the relief of knowing someone is out there is hearing his voice.