PROJECT_16 begins at the beginning of 2015 with a simple question: ‘How would you like art to engage with your city in 2016?’ Comprised of three site-specific projects in the streets of Lahore, São Paulo and London, PROJECT_16 commissioned artists with participatory practices to reflect on questions of public space and its audiences.
Featured artists & artworks
translocalia.com, website, 2016
PROJECT_16 is the first initiative of translocalia.com, a network of artists, designers, curators and audiences created to share and plan for the future through art.
LAHORE – Black Spring
Black Spring is an installation of a 2000m long web of lights across the rooftops of the Walled City of the historic centre of Lahore, Pakistan. The film shown here documents the relationship created by members of the Awami Art Collective with the local residents who actively participated in the making of the work. The installation can be understood as a running commentary on the urban development projects affecting the city and its inhabitants.
SÃO PAULO – A project for people I don’t know
A project for people I don’t know is a two-day happening in São Paulo, Brazil, and an 18 mins film. 13 people queuing to get into an exhibition at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake were selected to talk to thirteen people leaving the exhibition. Taking the ‘blockbuster’ exhibition phenomenon as a starting point, Nishijima reflects on questions of the use of public space and the role of art in creating it.
LONDON – Chora
Chora is a thought experiment to investigate the notion of global citizenry. Initiated through a happening in Trafalgar Square, the work invites the public to take a moment to reflect on our shared humanity. To spread the notion of Chora, participants are invited to post their silent pictures on social media. Chora’s existence is consolidated and circulated online.
6–8pm, online happening
Meet at the Entrance
Public Assembly: Global Citizenship,
workshop by Emma Smith
Black Spring, White Flags
Online conversation between the Awami Art Collective, Lahore and Nada Raza, London
Meet at the Entrance
Online conversation between Paula Nishijima and Benjamin Seroussi, São Paulo and Hena Lee, London