Power of Art 'The Yellow Walk' Call to Artists

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Join Artist Kate Gilmore for the third installation in the Public Art Challenge Power of Art project, The Yellow Walk, an interactive performance installation that will take place at Coral Springs’ Art Walk (NW 31st Court), which invites the community to congregate for a healing performance. Coral Springs and Parkland residents will be selected as paid Performers, open to the public November 8 – 10, 2019. Performers will be asked to walk along a designated route for 3-hour shifts.

The Art Walk will be transformed by an 800-foot long yellow carpet on which performers will continuously walk. Audience members are invited to join in The Yellow Walk, and a paid performer will walk alongside them in solidarity.

The Power of Art is a curated series of five large-scale temporary public art installations. The artworks are created with the community and provide a variety of opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in public programming and healing experiences. The Yellow Walk offers many participation opportunities – as a performer, participant, and audience member. The public is invited to silk-screen performance shirts before the event. More information about silk-screen workshops will be available soon.

What to Expect:
You will be hired to walk for a 3-hour shift, with breaks. While walking, audience members may choose to join in and you will walk up beside them and match their pace. Audience members are welcome to talk with you, and you will be asked to remain silent and listen to what they have to say. The intention of the piece is to create a supportive environment with companionship.

Walking shifts are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Friday, November 8: 2 – 5 pm, 5 – 8 pm and 8 – 10 pm
Saturday, November 9: 8 am – 11 am, 11 am – 2 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm, 5 pm – 8 pm and 7 pm – 10 pm
Sunday, November 10: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Performers are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to assigned shifts.
  • Participants may not use a cellphone while walking.
  • Performers will be given an honorarium of $15 per hour, or students have the option of accruing service hours.
  • Performers must submit a W-9 form.
  • There will be a meeting for Performers on November 6 at 6 pm at Coral Springs City Hall to talk with Kate Gilmore and Raquel Farrell-Kirk about roles and responsibilities. Pizza will be provided.

 

What will you wear?
Hired Performers will wear a t-shirt provided by the artist. Please wear black pants and comfortable sneakers of your own.

Who can apply?
This opportunity is open to residents of Parkland and Coral Springs, ages 17+. Both students and adults are encouraged to apply, and we will be looking for a range of ages and abilities. No performance experience is required.

The ideal candidate:

Has the physical ability to be mobile in silence for a 3-hour shift. People of all abilities are welcome.
Has the ability to listen and be empathetic without responding.
Is mature and respectful.

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