Thursday, April 22, 2010

Reader Board Project

Tradewinds Reader Board Project

We are excited about our newest project, a text-based poetry collaboration. On sites where property owners are unable to permanently deed Orphan Signs to the City, but are interested in leasing sign space to our Project, another related public art project might be appropriate. Rather than completely refurbishing the sign, we propose a text-based public art project, collaborating with the community to install poetry, haikus, or short messages in the text box portion of the sign, called Reader Boards, for shorter periods of time. This opportunity presents the Orphan Sign Project with a new, expanded scope of possible interventions on Orphan Signs across Albuquerque, which will require minimal funding. Our pilot poetry project is 5400 Central Ave, owned by Excel Hospitality.