It is a difficult time for museums. They are tasked with providing cultural experiences to their communities and being a repository of that culture for the future. Covid 19 has cut off audiences from many institutions. It is having a difficult effect on institutions that rely on visitors to keep their doors open. Sites Set … Continue reading How Museums can engagine Audiences with Popwalk
A site specific social distancing performance bt Clinton Whiting Last week I had the privilege of assisting Salt Lake City-based artist, Clint Whiting create a work of art, both complex and beautiful, for an exhibition of site-specific artwork held throughout Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities. The work was poignant and thoughtful, and Clint had … Continue reading A Concert for No One
We have all been asked to distance ourselves from our neighbors to stem the tide of Covid-19. This is not a natural state for humans: community is written into our DNA. This distancing can be seen as a necessary social tool, an individual act of community service, or even a gesture of generosity to others … Continue reading The Space Between Us, exhibition in Salt Lake City
A Popwalk exhibition proposal in the light of social distancing.
I was approached by Ashlee Whitaker, curator at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, to help develop some interpretive materials for an exhibition that she was curating. The artist Jorge Cocco Santangelo will be showing many of his paintings at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas and she wanted to use Popwalk to display … Continue reading Creating Interpretive Material for a Museum Exhibition
The NPR podcast, Hidden Brain has an episode entitled "A Dramatic Cure". This episode focuses on the ways in which the placebo effect has been used and tested in medicine. One of the researchers interviewed for this podcast, Dr. J. Bruce Moseley, talked about his work in this area. This doctor was interested in a specific kind … Continue reading What is Site-Specific?
The Popwalk app has been used in art and art history instruction in many ways. It is a powerful tool for helping art students to understand principles of art and site-specificity. We have received a lot of questions from instructors about how Popwalk might be used in this setting. We have made a broad list … Continue reading Using Popwalk to Teach
Photograph of Mae SImmons Park, Lubbock, TXphoto credit, Monica Prado I had the opportunity to teach a combined course of graduate studio art and graduate restoration ecology at Texas Tech University. This is not a typical pairing in academia, although it is not unheard of. This course came out of many conversations that I had … Continue reading Science, Restoration Ecology, and Creativity
the map view on the Popwalk app.
Popwalk is a phone app for viewing artwork, performance, music, etc. in specific geographic locations. This application uses the GPS information on smartphones for exhibiting “site-specific digital works of art.” These include performance, music, dance, video, animation, or other time-based media. Artists download works to the Popwalk website, along with geo-location information. Users open a … Continue reading What is Popwalk?