The P’unk Ave crew is teaming up with fellow artist Katie Murken to create an installation at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.
Originally, Katie wanted to hire me to help her with an animation in Director; however, I suggested that instead it could be a collaboration with the P’unk Ave team… and she could save the fee.
Slated to open in April or May, it has evolved into a text-message (SMS) narrative experience with “stations” demarcated by clusters of manipulated gourds. The content of the narratives is in development right now, but will reference the Schuylkill Center’s environs and history, for sure.
While on the site, people will be receiving text messages and participating through their responses. All of this will be documented on a website which opens the possibility for continuing the dialogue well after they leave.
We are really excited about this project and we hope you come. We will post more info as it becomes available.
In the meantime, feel free to check out some camera phone pics of our research outing to the Schuylkill Center.