“When People Fly” Residency Project

When People Fly pair“When People Fly”

Social Practice/Community Arts
2013
Barter Collective, Red Line Gallery
Denver, Co

"When People Fly" was a project as part of a week long residency 
with the Barter Collective in Denver, Colorado.  
Located at Redline Gallery in conjunction with their summer 2013 
programming entitled: 
"Not Exactly: Between Home and Where I Find Myself".

Project Description: 

Often we only see poverty in terms of a lack of physical goods. 
However, poverty can also be associated with a sense of shame 
and a lack of voice. The signs people use to express material 
need are often wrongly connected with an impoverished identity.  
When People Fly is an interactive project aimed to create a sense 
of shared humanity between those that are materially impoverished 
and those that are not. The bARTer truck was be used for conversation
and newly created signs.

Participant Worksheet:

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Participants observing and engaging in the project.  

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Community members creating signs. Many of the participants were currently homeless. Others were creatives, gallery visitors or friends interested in the project.

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Sample of signs created:

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