Monday, July 12, 2010

Pittsburgh Public Record Project, Justin Hopper


Pittsburgh Public Record Project

Friday, July 16, 2010
5:30pm - 9:30pm
937 Liberty, 2nd Floor, during Gallery Crawl

A stolen overcoat, a murdered thief. The people of 19th-century Pittsburgh made some mistakes. Sometimes those bad decisions are all we know of 'em.

***July 16, 2010 as part of the Gallery Crawl***

Public Record is a multi-media art project using documentary poems, written from 19th-century Pittsburgh crime reports, that you can experience as audio performances via your mobile phone - in the Downtown locations where these events actually occurred.

Public Record debuts with a show at 937 Liberty featuring contributions from a barrage of local artists (see below), and including a version of the piece to be experienced in the gallery, via any mobile phone!

(PS - Besides the obligatory beer and wine, we'll be serving up yummy Pimm's Cups for your summer lovin')

Live like you're at Rice's Castle or Snyder's Saloon with Shattock and Hughey Friel, just one more time.

Brought to you by Justin Hopper as artist-in-residence with Deeplocal and Encyclopedia Destructica, and supported by a generous Seed Award from THE SPROUT FUND.

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Contributors include:

Sounds & Voices by Herman "Soy Sos" Pearl, Christiane Leach, Alexi Morrissey, David Bernabo, and more.

Visual artwork by Jennifer Howison, Christopher Kardambikis, David Pohl, Jeff Schreckengost, Jonathan Kline, Christine Brill, Erin Brubaker, WAYNO, and more.

Additional contributions from Don Wentworth and Lilliput Review, Teresa Foley, Encyclopedia Destructica, University of Pittsburgh Library archives, and more.
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