TAKE.A.PHOTO - Democracy of Culture / Identity as Export

TAKE.A.PHOTO - Democracy of Culture / Identity as Export


Civic participation.

A series of brightly-colored disposable cameras were anchored at several iconic locations around the city of Ann Arbor. They were hung with a small, loosely-instructional sign which invited anyone intrigued enough to read it, to take a photograph. The cameras exhausted, the photos were developed and posted (as promised by our sign) to the following blog, where participants could see their photos and explore those of others:


Once posted, approximately 50 of the original photographs were turned into Postcards of Ann Arbor and released into the ether by balloon, glass-bottle-in-river, semi-trailer and passenger train. The image of Ann Arbor exported, trying to make new intercity connections.

The experiment continues.

Acteurs :

Patrons and passersby of the Fleetwood Diner, sledders at Nichol's Arboretum, students at the University of Michigan, shoppers of the Kerrytown Marketplace, and two hapless architecture students.

Lieu : Ann Arbor, MI January 17 - 19, 2009

Autres Outils : Light gauge cable, cutters, a populace.