A Collaborative Public Arts Project by Wiley McDowell & Design 99 (Gina Reichert, Mitch Cope)
Sponsored by -- community+public arts:DETROIT
The Talking Fence proposes to use symbiotic relationships of the community to guide our practice of building a public work of art. With the assistance of hired youth we will initiate a program of story collecting and story telling from the immediate neighborhood. We will use the site of this historic Brightmoor House to create a winding bench and fence artwork that hold elements stories collected by the youth collaborators as well as historical aspects of the neighborhood. The bench and fence will be created to encourage gathering and sharing of new stories and communication within the Brightmoor community.