In this four day workshop we will be collaboratively participating in artistic research around the ecology of Greensboro, while using the Greensboro Science Center as a point of reference and an exhibition goal. What is the environment here? How do people feel about it? What kinds of plants and animals are here? Are their endangered or protected species? We will be looking at art and participating in artistic activities inspired by artists who have examined these topics in their own work. Activities will include drawing, interviewing, walking and movement, printmaking, mapping, constructing things and more. Our research will culminate in the creation of screen printed posters and in the design of a GPS kiosk that will be installed as an art display space in the Greensboro Science Center.
Lauren Moran creates interdisciplinary projects that are often participatory, collaborative and co-authored. Taking the form of conversation, publication, education, printmaking or curation, the work aims to experiment with and question the systems we are all embedded in by organizing situations of connection, openness and non- hierarchical learning. They are interested in creating sites for accessibility and an expanded notion of institutional critique. This past year Lauren has been an MFA candidate in the Art and Social Practice program at Portland State University, as well as the Artist in Residence at Project Grow and the PSU Campus Rec Center in Portland Oregon. They have recently presented work at Art in Odd Places (New York, NY), Disjecta (Portland, OR) Port City Gallery (Portland, OR), and the El Paso Museum of Art (El Paso, TX).
This project is made possible by the GPS Kiosk Grant.
GPS received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to launch a project titled GPS Kiosks, which will attract new community members to Greensboro Project Space (GPS) and function as a creative marketing strategy to build local awareness and reach non-traditional arts participants. Essentially, the kiosks are small GPS galleries that can be placed in different locations around the city. GPS Kiosks will be free standing, four feet tall wooden structures and will be placed in different indoor and outdoor locations whose populations vary with regards to race, income, and culture. The locations will include schools, senior living communities, churches, synagogues, public parks, community centers, and more. GPS Kiosks will be located throughout different communities in Greensboro to facilitate outreach to a wide audience. Each kiosk will invite participation from the community, and will create outlets for a large subset of the local public to interact with GPS.