Matthew Mazzotta’s SHIFTING TIDES is now planned for installation on Portland’s Back Cove basin in June of 2019 by TEMPOart.
TEMPO has had many supportive meetings with city officials over the past two months, including the Temporary Art Committee, Parks Department, Planning and Zoning, Harbormaster, Department of Environmental Protection and Army Corps of Engineers. All parties have been committed to ensuring the success of the project and, several weeks ago, it became clear that success would entail additional time for permitting and fabrication.
This is a one-of-a-kind project, so changes in the path to completion are normal and can only make it better. Plans for partnering with World to Table to host a series of community meals inside the SHIFTING TIDES “dining room” have already gained great support from other community organizations and local chefs. Between now and June 2019, we expect to find even more opportunities to take advantage of the SHIFTING TIDES’ unique platform for community connections.
Matthew Mazzotta’s lecture at Architalx, “The Architecture of Social Space,” was a great success. To hear his lecture and learn more about his engaging kinetic installations in communities throughout the world, you can watch the video which will be posted after the series ends at vimeo.com/architalx.
Stay tuned for further developments. You can sign up for emails at tempoartmaine.org/contact, and follow us on Facebook (@TemporaryPortlandArt) to get the latest details.
Your support and your involvement are essential to realizing SHIFTING TIDES and TEMPO’s projects.
Matthew Mazzotta’s presentation “The Architecture Of Social Space” SOLD OUT in record time!
If you missed the narrow window of ticket sales, you might be interested to know that Architalx lectures are professionally recorded and edited then posted to vimeo following the event for all to see and share: https://vimeo.com/architalx
If you already have your ticket, we will see you on Thursday, April 5 at the PMA. We are a supporting sponsor of this event, so be sure to come see us at our table.
See full details on the Architalx website, here.
TEMPOart is thrilled to announce that acclaimed artist Matthew Mazzotta will develop a site- and community-responsive public artwork for the Back Cove in summer 2018. In order to develop his project, the artist will be in Portland on Wednesday, June 21 to hear from YOU!
Matthew Mazzotta’s work is at the intersection of art, activism, design and urban planning. Active civic participation is crucial to his process, and his resulting works engage sculpture, architecture and the built environment. The artist’s ultimate goal is to use public art as a means to “create distinct sites for intimate, radical, and meaningful exchanges.”
For each of his projects, Mazzotta engages local community members in listening sessions he calls Outdoor Living Rooms, to share their visions for the specific communities in which they live. He then distills this feedback and develops a site-responsive project which addresses community members’ shared hopes and needs. These efforts have resulted in over a dozen community-specific public art and projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Mazzotta has received numerous awards and grants including an ArtPlace America Grant, and has been awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design for 2017-18.
On June 21, Mazzotta will guide an Outdoor Living Room (time and place to be confirmed) for greater Portland-area residents to share and listen with the artist and with each other. Event will be outdoors, free and open to all – stay tuned for more details!