Art Downtown | April 13 2012 | SiTE:LAB | 109 ½ S. Division Ave
On Friday, April 13, Site:Lab will be occupying the old Harris Furniture Building located at 109 ½ S. Division for an innovative, one-night-only project. Site:Lab curator Paul Amenta is teaming up with playwright and GVSU professor Austin Bunn to transform the building into the setting for a unique performance piece being written by Bunn. Local artists and students are currently signing up to create the rooms, props and costumes required by Bunn’s script, and on April 13, actors and performers will enact a narrative inspired by the building’s history throughout the space. Unlike a traditional play, viewers will be able to experience the performance at their own pace and in their own order, or through random encounters. The event is scheduled to coincide with ArtDowntown, and will be open to the public free of charge from 6 to 11 p.m.
Site-specific projects from students, faculty and alumni representing 5 Michigan colleges/universities, as well as a number of local artists.
· Aquinas College
· Grand Rapids Community College
· Grand Valley State University
· Hope College
· Kendall College of Art and Design
SiTE:LAB creates temporary site-specific art projects aimed at facilitating dynamic collaborations between the art, design, education, business and cultural communities of Grand Rapids.
This event has been made possible through the generosity of the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids and the Downtown Alliance.