Public Art Opening and Participatory Event with Judith Modrak
Friday, May 4, 2018
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
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Our Memories is an installation of seven translucent, neuron-inspired sculptures that contain cavities holding color-coded memory stones. The memory stones are classified into six primary emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. During one-day events at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park and Thomas Paine Park, participants will transform two new sculptures by recalling a powerful memory and then sharing the memory by depositing it in a sculpture.
This active act of recollection not only stirs up personal memories, it also physiologically generates a new collective memory. The Our Memories project is both a larger memorial piece, made complete by thousands of individual memories from people all over the world, and an experience that connects us to our core and to one another.
Two new sculptures are being created for the Naumburg Bandshell and Thomas Paine Park participatory events and they will be exhibited along with five sealed sculptures from prior installations.
The rain date for this event is Monday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.