Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Thought-provoking urban art

Candy Chang is a town planner, graphic designer and public installation artist who interacts with the urban landscape in her work. Her most recent project can be found in her New Orleans neighbourhood where she has positioned several blackboards on the wall of an abandoned house on which she invites people to write out and display what they would like to do before they die. The artist said she wanted to transform a neglected space into a constructive one in which people from the neighbourhood announced their hopes and aspirations.
It was a risky proposal that required people’s personal and private thoughts but it seems to have been received well by the public. There are messages for all tastes; from people who would like to swim with dolphins to those who yearn to find fame on YouTube before kicking the bucket. There are so many things I’d like to do that I’d be able to fill up the whole installation myself :).

How would you finish the sentence?

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