Sep 29

Even More Monument Lab

by: Laura Kochman

What a week! The end of September has been overflowing with project launches, workshops, performances, and more. This past week, we watched Michelle Angela Ortiz’s Monument Lab projection debut on the north apron of City Hall, celebrated the past, present, and future of Norris Square, and listened to the vibrant Philadelphia poetry scene in Shakespeare Park. Tomorrow, we’ll highlight projects from RAIR and Duane Linklater in Penn Treaty Park from 1–4 p.m., with music, food, and artist talks. And here’s where you can find Monument Lab all week long.

In Perpetuity by Duane Linklater, at Penn Treaty Park. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Saturday Spotlight: Penn Treaty Park

WHAT
Take a deeper look at Monument Lab projects in Penn Treaty Park from RAIR and Duane Linklater, with music, food, and talks from RAIR artists Billy Dufala and Lucia Thome.

WHEN
Saturday, September 30
1–4 p.m.

WHERE
Penn Treaty Park
1301 North Beach Street

Logan Squared: Ode to Philly by Emeka Ogboh atop the Skyline Terrace of the Parkway Central Library. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Emeka Ogboh featuring Ursula Rucker: Logan Squared, Sundays through November 19

WHAT
Incorporating poetry and music, this sound installation is a monument to Philadelphia sound and collective memory, creating an immersive experience.

WHEN
Sunday, October 1
2–4:30 p.m.

WHERE
Skyline Terrace (4th Floor)
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

DJ Mural Block Party, as part of Open Source. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Promument

WHAT
A celebration of all things Mural Arts and Monument Lab, featuring DJ sets from Steve Ferrell, Spank Rock, DJ Touchtone, Gun$ Garcia, and QUESTLOVE (!), all in PAFA’s Rotunda. $25 / $15 PAFA Members.

WHEN
Friday, October 6
7–11 p.m.

WHERE
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118–128 North Broad Street

Sample Philly opening. July 15, 2017. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Saturday Spotlight: Franklin Square

WHAT
Make your own music with Kara Crombie’s Sample Philly, an interactive boombox honoring Philadelphia’s rich musical history.

WHEN
Saturday, October 7
1–4 p.m.

WHERE
Franklin Square
200 6th Street

 


Lead Monument Lab partners include the City of Philadelphia; Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; Historic Philadelphia; Independence National Historic Park; Penn Institute for Urban Research; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Price Lab for Digital Humanities; and the University of Pennsylvania.

Major support for Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

An expanded artist roster and projects at five neighborhood sites have been made possible by a significant grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Lead corporate sponsor is Bank of America.

Additional support has been provided by Susanna Lachs & Dean Adler, William & Debbie Becker, CLAWS Foundation, Comcast NBCUniversal, Davis Charitable Foundation, Hummingbird Foundation, J2 Design, National Endowment for the Arts, Nick & Dee Adams Charitable Fund, Parkway Corporation, PECO, Relief Communications LLC, Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, Stacey Spector & Ira Brind, Tiffany Tavarez, Tuttleman Family Foundation, Joe & Renee Zuritsky, and 432 Kickstarter backers. Support for Monument Lab‘s final publication provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

Media partner: WHYY

Last updated: Sep 29, 2017

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