Light Work is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Syracuse’s 601 Tully on a community-curated website about food consumption and impact: The To Go Box.
The To Go Box is an interactive and collaborative art project that accepts community submissions and aims to facilitate both dialogue and the creation of new works of art.
The To Go Box runs in conjunction with Light Work’s exhibition of Jackie Nickerson’s Terrain and 601 Tully’s multi-artist exhibition Nourish: An Exploration of Consumption. The To Go Box will run from November 12th to December 7th; each week will focus on a different theme. Using that theme, we will highlight an interview, a discussion, and a curated art “assignment” geared towards public participation. Participants accept an assignment, complete it by following the instructions, and send in the required content – text, photos, poems – to be displayed online. Like a recipe or assembly instructions, the nature of these assignments is intended to guide people towards their own experience and the creation of their own work.
The submitted post that gets the most interaction (in the form of likes and reblogs) will win a series of prizes from 601 Tully and Light Work at the end of the website’s run.
The themes are as follows:
Week 1 – Urban Foodscape (with curated assignment by artist Tattfoo Tan)
Week 2 – Food Desert and Food Security
Week 3 – Our Connection to Food
Week 4 – Labor and Food (with curated assignment by artist Jackie Nickerson)
Explore the links below to find out more information about our exhibits.
Now open for submissions, you can check out the blog here: