Artist Emily Squires invites you to join OPEN – an evolving workshop, an art piece, a performance, a call for participation, a platform for voice – at Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads.
In the Rustbelt/Crossroads registration bag, conference participants will receive a letter that addresses issues in the field of community arts. The same letter is printed at the scale of the body and will be located in the Starlight Room. The envelope outlines avenues for participation: directly writing upon this public and collective space of conversation, leaving anonymous feedback in the adjacent glitter mailbox, or talking with the artist at a nearby table.
Over the course of three days, the appearance of the paper will change; the questions raised and answered and challenged will shift. We collectively become speakers, writers and editors as the letter accumulates commentary. OPEN promises to provide and visually document a different forum for voice and participation.