This project seeks to activate positive social change via a pop-up community-curated museum created by individuals from their personal objects. The work exists in the intersecting space inhabited by social practice, community organizing, and current developments in 21st Century museology.
Using a DIY methodology adopted from physical and organizational tools of grass-roots organizing, the project is intended to be easily replicable for use in interested communities.
Produced by Kristina Arnold with the assistance of community curators.
You Are Invited!
Public call for participants to bring objects for exhibition in the Pop-Up Museum of Social Change.
@ The Fuller Projects
April 2017, Bloomington, Indiana
Interactive object installation
Community curators assist participants with categorizing and installing their objects.
"Document Objects Here"
Object processing and documentation
Object interpretation and labeling
Pop-Up Museum objects, labeled and installed
Imagine combining a museum exhibit with dance, music, visual art and poetry into a live performance event.
Imagine you, the audience, unleashing your curiosity: looking, listening, touching, talking, and moving within the performance space.
You choose how to experience it. The rules have changed.
Residual Unseen: Reverence for Lost Voices / The Kentucky Museum Collaborative Interactive Performance Project
September 2015 / The Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY
Produced by Kristina Arnold, producer, co-artistic director, art; Liza Kelly, producer, co-artistic director, music; and Lisa D. Long, producer, co-artistic director, choreographer, filmmaker.
Residual Unseen, outdoor courtyard
Photographs courtesy of Clinton Lewis, Claire Casey and Scott Gilbert
An interdisciplinary ensemble of WKU and invited faculty, along with their students, invite you to join them in an active story-telling experience.
You are encouraged to explore the entire museum building, both inside and out.
Performers and audience blur the lines between music halls and the museum walls; between observing and creating.
We begin with the Kentucky Museum exhibits. Moving through the space, we ask the audience to have conversations with the voices that exist both within and on the walls. We ask: What stories are being told? Conversely, what stories have not yet been heard? How do we reach across time – into the past and the future – to ensure all our stories are spoken?
The audience is encouraged to move freely within a choreographed space and immerse themselves in the exhibit with permission to experience and interact with installations and performers. Pictured: Jade Primicias, dancer
Performers: Jade Primicias, dancer; Cast: Rachel Bravenic, Jacob Carr, Taylor Dent, Ellen Emerson, Emily Keith, Katie Knight, Paige McCord, Carrie Moscoe, Deanna Oglesby, Alex Reeves, Hadley Rouse, Patricia Valone, Troy Wethington, Abigail White, Sean Whittighill. Guitar: John Martin
Arnold / Salvator
Marilee Salvator and Kristina Arnold were introduced to each others’ practices when they became colleagues at WKU in 2015, discovering that their work shares both a similar set of biologically-based inspirations and a compatible visual aesthetic: collaborative experiments seemed like a logical next step. Working multiple pieces at a time, the artists trade off, layering down marks via press, screen, hand and sewing machine. They work back and forth, making editorial decisions together along the way.
Layers and marks simultaneously create both addition and subtraction. Through a process of continual accretion, elements combine, imagery emerges, is removed, and eventually stabilizes. With references to botanical and human biology, the duality of growth as both generative and destructive is explored. Working together, the artists have created an energetic, new series that that encapsulates a combined aesthetic and contains recognizable elements from each artist.