November 17th and 18th – 4-730pm.
Below are a few words from Raul Hott on his artist selection:
The artists selected this time to perform at the High Line Park employ modes of improvisation and theater, and also they question the idea of “movement”
“The poetics of the ‘open’ work tends to encourage ‘acts of conscious freedom’ on the part of the performer and place him at the focal point of a network of limitless interrelations.”
The BackPack Gallery
Due to the mobile nature of the BackPack Gallery a Twitter account has been set up for location and time updates of the art performance. Visitors can search in Twitter for ‘backpackgallery’
The BackPack Gallery is at its core, an interactive collaborative project. This project combines all areas of contemporary visual art into a performance where the gallery space is a backpack sculpture that collaborates with other artist while interacting with different environments, spaces, and viewers. The BackPack Gallery takes art out of confinement and into the public and mobile realm. Art and the artists come to the viewer. The gallery presents art in an interactive environment through video, site-specific installation, and performance art.
All the Gallery Units are equipped with gallery lights, a folder with artist’s info and CV/bio, guest & comment book, and magnetic doors that hold artist & gallery mission statement. Artist exhibiting in the BackPack Gallery are asked to participate by creating an art installation (video, mixed media, photography and sculpture art) and performing with their BackPack Sculpture Units.