Northside Artlet Project | 2016-17
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Project funded by The National Endowment for the Arts and Chapman Cultural Center
The Artlet Project consists of four public sculptural spaces developed in close collaboration with community members of Spartanburg, South Carolina's Northside neighborhood. Conceptually, the project takes the idea of the front porch as its nexus, expanding upon this architectural feature's importance as a place where localized community and culture are built and perpetuated through the sharing of narratives, conversations, and a wide array of creative and other activities. By working directly with members of the community, the project seeks to encapsulate the Northside's unique mythology in the form of interactive, public spaces. Christened "Artlets" by residents during community forums held in 2014, these spaces are designed specifically to cater to a multitude of interactions with the neighborhood itself that can be expanded upon over the life of the works.
Video courtesy of Art-Force and Chapman Cultural Center | Filmed and produced by Jethro Waters
Additional documentation images of the project can be viewed here.