May 18, 2020
Zoom, University of Chicago
Founded in 2015 by artist Kate Clark, Parkeology is a public art project that works with artists, activists, historians, community groups, and scientists to develop community lead installations and events about the unusual, radical, and sometimes violent histories of public space. "We think old places like parks or museums are grounds for new forms of intimacy. We treat museum collections as arenas for storytelling, and park spaces as hidden archives.
Projects that will discussed in this talk include audio installations about LGBTQ+ cruising in parks, live face casting events with anthropology museums, and sculpture installations with salvaged artifacts from construction digs.