Author Archives: Grace Simmons

About Grace Simmons

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Change Proposal

After doing multiple exercises/studies eating alone at various fast food establishments, and documenting myself heavily and uploading it to Facebook for an audience, I’ve decided that “myself” is pretty good company. The aspect of going out alone and the resulting

/ Grace Simmons

Change Proposal

After doing multiple exercises/studies eating alone at various fast food establishments, and documenting myself heavily and uploading it to Facebook for an audience, I’ve decided that “myself” is pretty good company. The aspect of going out alone and the resulting

/ Grace Simmons

Change Reference #3

Redirecting Traffic by Heidi Nagtegaal (2010) was performed during the height of public traffic during the Vancouver Olympic Games. She posed as a traffic cop and made her own crocheted pylons. She redirected many cars, an Olympic van, an ambulance

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Change Reference #3

Redirecting Traffic by Heidi Nagtegaal (2010) was performed during the height of public traffic during the Vancouver Olympic Games. She posed as a traffic cop and made her own crocheted pylons. She redirected many cars, an Olympic van, an ambulance

/ Grace Simmons

Change Reference #2

“Observing (A)trophy Life – Celebrating Our Luxury of Social, Personal and Political Addiction” (2016) Artist David Freeman takes an ironic approach towards issues of immigration and the rise of drug violence. He designs pinata sculptures of border patrol guards that

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Change Reference #2

“Observing (A)trophy Life – Celebrating Our Luxury of Social, Personal and Political Addiction” (2016) Artist David Freeman takes an ironic approach towards issues of immigration and the rise of drug violence. He designs pinata sculptures of border patrol guards that

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Change Reference #1

  Artist Sebastian Errazuriz wanted to the people of New York to realize a powerful but somewhat abstract statistic through more comprehensible means – a visual transformation of the grounds of a waterslide park in Dumbo, New York. Every week

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Change Reference #1

  Artist Sebastian Errazuriz wanted to the people of New York to realize a powerful but somewhat abstract statistic through more comprehensible means – a visual transformation of the grounds of a waterslide park in Dumbo, New York. Every week

/ Grace Simmons

Contextual Analysis Fast Food Addition

Quizno’s  Social Guy cleaning table with cleaning spray and rag continual ads for their food playing over speaker system middle aged couple eating to my right employees seem pretty quiet behind counter (don’t socialize with each other much) group of

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Contextual Analysis Fast Food Addition

Quizno’s  Social Guy cleaning table with cleaning spray and rag continual ads for their food playing over speaker system middle aged couple eating to my right employees seem pretty quiet behind counter (don’t socialize with each other much) group of

/ Grace Simmons

Change Proposal

Virtual Strangers: Sharing a Table will be an exploration of the juxtaposition between the traditional, sit-down meal (longstanding symbol of gathering and togetherness) and the role of social media as the new, mediated way of broadcasting friendships. I would like

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Change Proposal

Virtual Strangers: Sharing a Table will be an exploration of the juxtaposition between the traditional, sit-down meal (longstanding symbol of gathering and togetherness) and the role of social media as the new, mediated way of broadcasting friendships. I would like

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Participation Proposal (Extension of Place)

After realizing my place project was much more interesting when activated by people, I would like to extend my Place project into the Participation category for future iterations. As far as getting conversation going, there were a few participants who

/ Grace Simmons

Participation Proposal (Extension of Place)

After realizing my place project was much more interesting when activated by people, I would like to extend my Place project into the Participation category for future iterations. As far as getting conversation going, there were a few participants who

/ Grace Simmons

Place Project

Waiting Room   

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Place Project

Waiting Room   

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Participation Reference #3

Artist Oliver Herring created a series of events called TASK, which encompasses 30 different performances over the last five years. TASK involves filling a large, empty space with plenty of raw materials, for example cardboard and markers. An audience member

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Participation Reference #3

Artist Oliver Herring created a series of events called TASK, which encompasses 30 different performances over the last five years. TASK involves filling a large, empty space with plenty of raw materials, for example cardboard and markers. An audience member

/ Grace Simmons

Participation Reference #2

Cut Piece by Yoko Ono, 1964, involved the artist sitting on stage and inviting audience members to approach her, and cut away her clothing. Participants are willing to partake in an invasive, potentially hostile action – the revealing of a

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Participation Reference #2

Cut Piece by Yoko Ono, 1964, involved the artist sitting on stage and inviting audience members to approach her, and cut away her clothing. Participants are willing to partake in an invasive, potentially hostile action – the revealing of a

/ Grace Simmons

Participation Reference #1

Complaints Choir was created by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. The artists work together to gather complaints in different cities, and form choirs of willing participants (not professionals) to sing out the complaints, which have been arranged into a musical

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Participation Reference #1

Complaints Choir was created by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. The artists work together to gather complaints in different cities, and form choirs of willing participants (not professionals) to sing out the complaints, which have been arranged into a musical

/ Grace Simmons

Place Proposal

The underpass between the Anderson Playground and the Schenley Park Pool is somewhat remote in location, and obviously totally utilitarian in purpose, and therefore unappealing. It’s a tunnel with peeling paint and concrete walls that people (mostly college students) rush

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Place Proposal

The underpass between the Anderson Playground and the Schenley Park Pool is somewhat remote in location, and obviously totally utilitarian in purpose, and therefore unappealing. It’s a tunnel with peeling paint and concrete walls that people (mostly college students) rush

/ Grace Simmons

Place Contextual Analysis

An underpass walkway near Anderson Park 25 physical observations: some icicles hanging from ceiling slight bowing in the ceiling tunnel is 20-30 feet long pale blue paint tunnel is about 10 feet across in width lots of leaves and mud

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Place Contextual Analysis

An underpass walkway near Anderson Park 25 physical observations: some icicles hanging from ceiling slight bowing in the ceiling tunnel is 20-30 feet long pale blue paint tunnel is about 10 feet across in width lots of leaves and mud

/ Grace Simmons

Place Reference #3

Alter Bahnhof Video Walk (2012) by Janet Cardiff and George Bures allows present and past to interact. The piece was designed for an old train station in Kassel, Germany, where participants check out headphones and an iPod, and then go

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Place Reference #3

Alter Bahnhof Video Walk (2012) by Janet Cardiff and George Bures allows present and past to interact. The piece was designed for an old train station in Kassel, Germany, where participants check out headphones and an iPod, and then go

/ Grace Simmons

Place Reference #2

Borderlife (2016) by artist Biancoshock is a series depicting manholes as human homes within the city of Milan. He makes a commentary about people forced to live in the most extreme discomfort, like the many children and young adults in Romania’s

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Place Reference #2

Borderlife (2016) by artist Biancoshock is a series depicting manholes as human homes within the city of Milan. He makes a commentary about people forced to live in the most extreme discomfort, like the many children and young adults in Romania’s

/ Grace Simmons

Place Reference #1

Les Astronautes, a group of Canadian designers, found a nondescript alleyway to fill with pink and orange pool noodles. With the aid of CAD software, the noodles are arranged in a meticulous way to create interesting surface. By installing in

/ Grace Simmons

Place Reference #1

Les Astronautes, a group of Canadian designers, found a nondescript alleyway to fill with pink and orange pool noodles. With the aid of CAD software, the noodles are arranged in a meticulous way to create interesting surface. By installing in

/ Grace Simmons

Shooting from the Skies

This piece was inspired by the fact that large raven migrations have left half of Oakland covered in bird poop. By placing a target on this soiled tabletop, I suggest that perhaps the birds were practicing their marksmanship. They either missed

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Shooting from the Skies

This piece was inspired by the fact that large raven migrations have left half of Oakland covered in bird poop. By placing a target on this soiled tabletop, I suggest that perhaps the birds were practicing their marksmanship. They either missed

/ Grace Simmons

One Shot Intervention Reference

Brick by Aakash Nihalani is a work made using ducktape to modify a selected environment. From certain angles, Nihalani is able to play tricks on the eyes, by making it seem as though a brick is loose from the wall.

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One Shot Intervention Reference

Brick by Aakash Nihalani is a work made using ducktape to modify a selected environment. From certain angles, Nihalani is able to play tricks on the eyes, by making it seem as though a brick is loose from the wall.

/ Grace Simmons

One Shot Intervention Reference

  Public Intimacy #6 (2011) by the collective Mentalgassi is part of a series of works meant to infiltrate and re-imagine the urban environment. This piece was set up in a metro station in Berlin, and features a lawn chair,

/ Grace Simmons

One Shot Intervention Reference

  Public Intimacy #6 (2011) by the collective Mentalgassi is part of a series of works meant to infiltrate and re-imagine the urban environment. This piece was set up in a metro station in Berlin, and features a lawn chair,

/ Grace Simmons

One Shot Intervention Reference

Barricade (2013) by Brad Downey is a series that utilizes four separate sites within the Austrian city of Klagenfurt. In Austria, when roads are closed due to construction or other problems, the typical method is to place a wooden white and

/ Grace Simmons

One Shot Intervention Reference

Barricade (2013) by Brad Downey is a series that utilizes four separate sites within the Austrian city of Klagenfurt. In Austria, when roads are closed due to construction or other problems, the typical method is to place a wooden white and

/ Grace Simmons