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OK, back on theme: 3 of 9: PUBLIC/ PARTICIPATORY ART AS
OK, back on theme: 3 of 9: PUBLIC/ PARTICIPATORY ART AS INVERVENTION
Daniel Martinez blocked off a heavily trafficked section of Cornell University's campus a la Paris 1968.
Hewlett and Kinsley staged a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh's Northside in collaboration with Google Streetview.
Enabling, blocking, manipulating, collaborating... In these works, as we move from appropriation to intervention, we really begin to see the artists take control of an existing situation. By creating machines, working directly with participants to create new uses, actively blocking participants daily habits, or inserting new elements, hurdles, or tasks into the everyday, there is a sense of working both with and against the participants.