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1st Message in the Bottle: NO WAKE & the Public Artist Residency

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Being a Public Artist means standing in public, usually pointing.

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Sometimes we point with both arms

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Jensplaining the whys and hows of the NO WAKE project onsite at the Ix

Dear Person,
If you’re reading this you got my message. I am here and you are there. For now anyway. I want to know about There.

Today marks the beginning of sharing the process of creating NO WAKE, the complex community-based performance project I will realize as the 2015/2016 Public Artist in Residence at the Bridge.

I’m extremely honored to be chosen as the Public Artist this year. The Public Artist program is a unique and unprecedented investment in the arts ecosystem of Charlottesville. The goal of the program is to provide the financial, logistical, and organizational support for a locally-based artist to make a significant work that impacts the community. When I was offered the residency, I was told I could do anything I wanted so long as it was (a) open to the public and (b) involving community.

I am excited to share with you the inspiration & vision for NO WAKE and the process of creating it with an A-team of collaborators. If you’ve ever wondered how art projects that are large and complex in scope are pulled off from both a logistical and creative perspective, watch this space and travel with us on the thousand-mile journey that is NO WAKE.

Write me back okay?

Love,

Jennifer