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Makeover Montgomery 4. Friday, May 11, 2018.
Placemaking and Public Art
This session will focus on integrating public and commemorative art into placemaking and planning processes. Local and federal case studies will be used to explain policy regulations, zoning tools, community engagement methods and partnerships among government agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector developers. A presentation about the Memorials for the Future competition to encourage more inclusive and imaginative commemoration will focus on ways of fostering powerful experiences through public spaces.
Channel 4’s Big Art Project showcase of public art, including Dream St.Helens on Vimeo.
Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s replica of a Korean house and surrounding bamboo garden (Bridging Home, London), installed on a footbridge at Wormwood Street in central London, will remain in situ for another 16 months. The sculptural installation, curated by the director of Draf, Fatos Ustek, will remain in place near Liverpool Street Station until March 2020 after the non-profit organisations behind the piece – Art Night and Sculpture in the City – submitted an application to extend planning permission.
Planning permission for the installation extended until 2020
— Read on www.theartnewspaper.com/news/do-ho-suh-house-sculpture-stays-put-in-london-s-square-mile
How to do it (the NM333 Musical Road in Tijeras, New Mexico playing ‘America the Beautiful’ at 45 MPH – watch above) as opposed to how not to do it (the Avenue K Civic Musical Road in Lancaster, California playing the ‘William Tell Overture’ at 55 MPH badly and out of tune – watch below).
There are four other singing or Musical Roads in the world, all of which use fluctuations in the road (bumps, grooves or rumble strips) to produce sound. They are listed below, along with their track choices:
1. The Asphaltophone, Gylling, Denmark: This, constructed in 1995, was the world’s first musical road. The road doesn’t play a full piece – just a few chord sounds – but it has the best name of the lot.
2. The Melody Roads, Japan (in Hokkaido, Wakayama and Gunma): Each of these short strips of musical road in Japan plays 30 second clips of Japanese ballads. A cluster of giant music notes on the road warns drivers that they’re approaching a singing section.
3. Singing Road, Anyang, South Korea: According to official figures, around 68 per cent of trafffic accidents in South Korea take place because drivers are intattentive or asleep at the wheel. Singing roads both blare noise at drivers and force them to pay attention to keep the melody going, so could act as a solution to this problem. However, South Korea’s singing road plays “Mary had a little Lamb” – probably not the best choice to keep drivers awake at the wheel.
4. Singing Highway, Jelsum, Netherlands: A singing road was installed near the village of Jelsum in Friesland. The Friesland provincial anthem (De Alde Friezen) would play if drivers obeyed the speed limits, otherwise the song would play off-key. After complaints from villagers, the singing road was removed.
Freedom of Expression National Monument/
“You are cordially invited to step up and speak up,” read the plaque adorning Freedom of Expression National Monument, a public artwork by architect Laurie Hawkinson, performer John Malpede, and visual artist Erika Rothenberg, and presented by Creative Time and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. From August to November 2004, this enormous red megaphone occupied Foley Square in Lower Manhattan and provided a democratic soap box and public mouthpiece.
Part of the 14-18 NOW festival Ipswich Spill Festival’s Clarion Call by Byron J Scullin + Supple Fox uses 100 female voices
A musical “sonic artwork” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War One is being heard across a town’s historic waterfront via 488 loudspeakers.Singers whose voices have been recorded include Beth Gibbons of Portishead, Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins, local schoolchildren and the Wattisham and RAF Honington military wives choirs.