You Name It
Saturday, July 27, 2013 & Sunday, July 28, 2013
Todd Shalom will lead two improvised, participatory walks for groups of 12 through the City of Wilmington, Delaware as part of DCCA's DRIFT exhibition series. He will facilitate the creation of collective poetic responses to the unfolding landscape by incorporating techniques from poetry, movement, sound, and photography. The starting point will be determined with group input via The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts' Radical Participation Facebook page.
Curated by Maiza Hixson,DRIFT is a series of participatory exhibits at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts that utilize the city of Wilmington as a site for sculpture and performance work. Based upon the idea of the French Situationist derive, or, a playful-constructive walk rather than the classic journey or stroll,DRIFT focuses on the city as museum and the abundant visual culture surrounding us through a series of curated walks, runs, and other moving museum projects featuring artists and organizations.DRIFT has been funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
July 27, 2013
- 1 pm: Todd Shalom talk about his Elastic City/YOU NAME IT project
- 4 pm: Curated walk. Location TBD*
July 28, 2013
- 1 pm: Curated walk. Location TBD*
*Location will be announced on DCCA's Radical Participation Facebook page and on our website on Thursday, July 25, 2013.
About the Artist _________________
Todd Shalom (NY, New York)
Todd Shalom works with text, sound and image to re-contextualize the body in space using vocabulary of the everyday. He is the founder and director of Elastic City, NYC. In this role, Todd leads his own walks, collaborates with artists to lead joint walks, and works with artists in a variety of disciplines to adapt their expertise to the participatory walk format.
Todd's work has been presented by organizations such as Abrons Art Center, Creative Time, ISSUE Project Room, The Kitchen, The New Museum, P.S.122 and Printed Matter. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts and also holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University.