In the summer of 2011 Pause is pursuing a series of initiatives that will turn the City of Poughkeepsie into a dynamic site for artistic and community engagement. These efforts will bring a series of projects to Poughkeepsie as a way of instigating new ways of seeing and being in the city. The following artists and architects have been invited to be a part of our initial year.
Tom Hughes – tomhughes.org
Tom Hughes currently lives and works in and around Buffalo, NY. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently included in the regional biennial Beyond/In WNY: Alternating Currents at the Albright-Knox Art Museum.
Simon Draper - Habitat for Artists
Greg Scranton – Code:Drift
Greg Scranton is an artist, educator, and collaborating member of Basekamp in Philadelphia, PA. Scranton, is a digital media artist working with locative technologies such as global positioning system (GPS), radio frequency identification (RFID) and other mobile platforms. His works take many forms including video, sound, print and interactive installation. He often seeks to challenge the original intended usage of the technologies themselves and aims to inspire new creative possibilities for their implementation and deployment.
Jean Brennan is interested in the space between art and design exploring poetic ways of engaging communities on topics she cares about. Her work is a mix of interactive, print and video. Jean has developed curriculum around design for social impact as an associate professor in the graduate Communications Design department at Pratt Institute. She is interested in the idea of design as intervention and has worked with students to conduct active primary research with performative aspects. She also teaches classes exploring how we make meaning and narrative using kinetic, sound, text and image. Jean will be working with a group of students to develop a proposal for the PAUSE project.
Next Question – nextquestion.org
Next Question is a collaborative artist team: Emily Blair, Michelle Illuminato and Phuong Nguyen. Who have been working together on various artworks since 1994. They address issues of cultural significance and engage the public in new ways through our artwork: seeking both their participation in its development and their interaction with the finished piece. They work in many different media including sculpture, painting, computer art, video, audio, and interactive installation. They are committed to experimenting with new forms of technology to communicate, collaborate, and interact with the public.
Karen Brummund – karenbrummund.com
Karen Brummund is a visual artist who works with ideas about drawing, time, and space. Like her work with Pezo von Ellrichsausen Architects in Chile, Brummund creates time-based drawings of architecture. Photocopies, drawings, or videos of the building cover the building itself. Each public installation inspires a new dialogue about the place, its history and representation. Brummund’s commissions include Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the Sirius Art Centre in Ireland, the Brady Centre in London, and Burchfield-Penney in Buffalo. Each project includes public, participatory, and studio based artworks.
Janette Kim – Urban Landscape Lab
Janette Kim is an architectural designer and educator based in New York City. She is principal of All of the Above, an architectural research and design practice, and teaches at Barnard College and Columbia University GSAPP, where she is director of the Urban Landscape Lab. Kim’s practice, research, and teaching focus on the construction of ecologies in relationship to representations of public identity, opinion, and debate. Her work has been published by Artforum, Architectural Record, and Volume, and exhibited at Artists Space and Storefront for Art and Architecture, among others. As partner of Town/Kim studio, Kim was selected as the designer of the AIDS Memorial in San Francisco, and has been awarded by the Sudapan Competition, Pamphlet Architecture, and the Shinkenchiku Residential Competition. She holds a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.