Allora and Calzadilla: Chalk
July 2 - 4, 2004
Chalk, the 7th project for ICA/Vita Brevis, is timed to augment Boston’s renowned Independence Day celebrations and to precede the Democratic National Convention taking place in Boston in July 2004. Chalk involves placing several segments of chalk (measuring 8“ in diameter and 64“ in length) on a pedestrian way or plaza, in this case Boston Common. These large pieces of chalk represent a very democratic form of communication by providing the individuals with the ability to engage in spontaneous public writing and drawing.
Since 1995 the artistic team of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla has made several poetic yet challenging interactive public works of art that address a range of social and political issues, often involving modes of communication and perception.