August 10, 2013, from 5-7PM
FABnyc, in partnership with World Policy Institute, NYC Parks, and First Street Green, presents WPI’s installation of The 12×12 Project at First Park in Manhattan’s East Village.
Join us for an opening event to kick off the installation on August 10 from 5-7PM.
Originated from the book Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin, Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream, this exhibition is designed to engage the public in dialogue about how smarter consumption might change their lives-and the planet.
The installation will be open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00pm to 7:00pm August 6 through September 1, and will feature artists in residence over the course of four weeks, selected by FABnyc and WPI:
August 6 -11, 2013: Presented by WPI, NYC-based artist Ivy Haldeman will use the 12 x 12 as a space to reflect on the aesthetics of darkness as an indirect means of living sustainably. In opposition to a mentality of 24/7 activity, Ivy will make the 12 x 12 into a place for napping and rest.
August 13 – 18, 2013: Presented by FABnyc, Mario Chamorro, Catalina Parra, and Pablo Gnecco of The Happiness Lab will create social experiments through art within the 12×12 space in order to explore and visualize how people use their own happiness to develop sustainable communities.
August 20 – 25, 2013: Presented by WPI, musician Jonathan Koh will compose music in the 12×12 space, using a combination of classical techniques and synthesizers. His work will contemplate how music can help the listener engage with space and reflect on smart consumption in a small space.
August 27 – September 1, 2013: Presented by FABnyc, NYC-based performance artist Shawn Shafner invites visitors to create their own square patch of latch hook rug, 12 rows across and 12 columns up and down. The last day of the project, the squares will be sewn together, creating a vibrant patchwork and an expression of community collaboration.
FABnyc is partnering on this 12×12 exhibition as part of our SUSTAIN project, with generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund: www.fabnyc.org/