A few weeks ago I had a chance to meet for lunch with Elysia Lock, Chicago’s FIGMENT Producer. We had a great conversation about what FIGMENT is all about. After our delicious lunch, I realized this is an awesome event that you and your family do not want to miss. If you are an artist, you can also submit a participatory art project. Check out the details below and see you at FIGMENT!!!
FIGMENT Chicago August 10 & 11, 2013
Garfield Park Conservatory
The first FIGMENT Chicago is an ongoing two-day event designed to promote spontaneous collaboration, active communication, and significant fun. Scheduled artists will commingle with contributors bringing unplanned commissions to the site, and a series of music acts will perform throughout the duration of the event.
The curators of FIGMENT Chicago invite proposals for interactive art of all mediums from local and regional artists, as well as artists across the United States and internationally. From installation, to performance art, to dance and video, FIGMENT Chicago hopes to showcase a diverse range of interactive and collaborative works. Selected works will highlight FIGMENT principles such as inclusion, self-reliance, participation, and decommodification.
More info… http://chicago.figmentproject.org/