New work by Julia Christensen wants your submissions

22 Sep

Wikireuse is a collaborative netart piece that New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc (aka Ether-Ore) has commissioned from Luce Professor of Emerging Arts Julia Christensen. The work, located at (here), is a series of geographically-coded nodes of documentation on Big Box Reuse across the country. To document these instances of reuse, though, the piece needs YOUR input!

Here is the official press description of the work:

For six years, Julia Christensen has been creating a body of work about how
communities are reusing abandoned “big box” buildings — the large,
free-standing, warehouse-like buildings made prominent by one-stop-shopping
corporations like Wal-Mart and Kmart. In 2004, she made a website about the
project at “Wikireuse” both updates this website and
invites users to participate in its development. Nodes on a map of the
United States catalog big box reuse at geo-coded locations; users can add to
the map by sending in information and/or documentation about a reused big
box building near them. Articles about big box reuse are also cataloged on
the website, so the user can read local accounts in local newspapers from
across the country.

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Posted by on September 22, 2008 in Uncategorized


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