What is our relationship to the familiar and the unknown? How do we navigate the tenuous balance between safety and possibility, anchor and escape?
Place: Suspended is a tactile invitation to explore these questions as we interact with its tiny floating galleries and creative playgrounds hovering over the sidewalks of Red Hook.
Change and uncertainty is inevitable as the tethered galleries hang from large, inflated, weather balloons. They may rise or fall, tip, or sink. As their host unsteadily responds to environmental variations, so do the platforms by their ever-changing content. The galleries request to be playfully curated by passers-by and range from a tiny park that viewers can custom design to a pile of written requests for objects to be brought back and arranged.
Each incarnation will become a memory of experience as participants continually transform them. Place: Suspended offers a moment to express one’s unique relationship to familiar public space, place removed, and the unexpected possibility of what is and what could be.
After a tour of Red Hook, Place: Suspended will make it’s way to the De-construkt gallery on Saturday, August 30th where it can be further explored and remade. Heidi will be giving an artist talk and sharing documentation of this project at 5:00pm.
ABOUT HEIDI REYNOLDS
Heidi Reynolds is a creative experimenter based in Boston, MA. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts where she focused on video, performance, and installation. Her work investigates the interaction of the inner and outer space of memory and connection through community engagement, public interventions, and activism. Visit heidijane.net to explore her projects.