Why Plein Air the future?
Live art making fascinates people. Climate change is scary. The goal of Plein Air the future was to bypass people’s denial of a frightening, uncertain future through engaging their imaginations both through watching artists at work on their visions, and by providing a simple means of making a statement of their own.
Informed by the pre-European environment of Zuccoti Park, when the Hudson River shoreline was 92 feet away.
Work produced by the participating artists was shown at Works-on-Water exhibition at 3-Legged Dog.
Passerby were invited to take a photo through wood cutouts referencing the Park’s past (c. 1609) and future (c. 2050). Posted on instagram/ #pleinairthefuture #pleinairviewfinder #worksonwater #artsbrookfield