What Are They Building in There?

Anonymous: Part interactive sculpture and part social experiment. Anonymous can be custom built to be site specific for indoor or outside spaces.

Uploaded by Michael Charteris on 2017-09-21.
Hatch Art Hamtramck, Mi

Hatch Art Hamtramck, Mi

This past school year has been an incredible ride. I have observed how persistent work in building vulnerable trust with colleagues, families, and students has contributed immensely to fostering our student-centered culture. I am extremely grateful for these collaborative opportunities. Although this school year is coming to a close, the work doesn't end. I look forward to extending my constructive creative forces out into the greater community.

This summer I will be collaborating with Chris Schneider to build "Anonymous", a public interactive sculpture; part sculpture, part social experiment that will be installed at Vandenburg Center, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize Nine. “We wanted to find a way to communicate with people so that you could be somewhat anonymous but also present, the person you’re talking to is there,” said Schneider. “Ultimately we’re looking at what ArtPrize does successfully -- making it accessible to the public, inviting everyone to come in and participate -- and building on that.”

It is an honor to be selected as the Pitch Night Detroit winners and to represent Detroit at ArtPrize. On behalf of Chris Schneider and myself, I would like to thank you all for your support. Thank you to the Pitch Night organization, and to it's generous sponsors; 21c Museum Hotels and Delta Air Lines, and underwritten by Experience Grand Rapids, with support from the Knight Foundation. Thank you to the jurors; Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive Director of MOCAD; Omari Rush, External Relations Director at Ann Arbor Arts Center; Marc Schwartz, art collector; and chair/co-chair of Ponyride, Art Detroit Now, DLECTRICITY & DIA Collections Committee; Gina Reichert, Detroit-based artist and winner of the ArtPrize 2012 Juried Grand Prize through her work with Design 99; and Cezanne Charles, director of creative industries at Creative Many Michigan. We would also like to thank MOCAD for hosting this fabulous event!

Please visit Pitch Night Detroit Winner to Cover Outdoor Plaza with Twisted Pipe Installation at ArtPrize Nine, Hamtramck artists win $5,000, prime spot for ArtPrize Nine, Pitch Night Detroit winner to cover outdoor plaza with twisted pipe installation designed to foster visitor communication and Detroit artists win $5,000 and place at Grand Rapids ArtPrize at Pitch Night to learn more about our ArtPrize endeavor! 

Stop by and see us at ArtPrize Nine, we look forward to hearing what you have to say!