Kim Smith | Winter/Spring 2019 Visual Artist Resident PDF Print E-mail

Kim Smith
Winter/Spring 2019 Visual Artist Resident
January 28–May 10, 2019

Image courtesy of Kim Smith
Image courtesy of Kim Smith

We stare at our impersonal maps, hands holding our phone, and our necks craned down, cutting off the rich world around us and locking us into an isolated, virtual representation. We so often experience our world from this vantage point, as a dot following a path on an aerial projection. With our technological tools, often we become passive participants—we look to our technological tools to guide our behavior, and create default modes.

During her Spring 2019 Visual Artist Residency, artist Kim Smith explores our world from a creative cartographic lens—creating map-like artifacts and documenting new ways of exploring neighborhoods with community participants. Her work is process-based, relying heavily on continuous engagement with place, the people and community.

Public programs will include community walking tours that expand on creative and unexpected ways of navigating the city, and map-making activities for ages 8 to 80 that allow participants to create meaningful expressions of the place around them.

Over the course of her residency at BCA, Smith will collect and create new artifacts of map-making of the South End and surrounding area, contributing to an ongoing durational piece that intersects the experience of place with time, and maps the creative process over the course of the residency. In the process, she aims to reveal something about the interactions between people and place in a new way, while inspiring new appreciation and participation in the city.

Public Event dates (subject to change)

Personal Geography: Community Walking Tour Saturday, March 30 | 2–3:30 pm

Personal Geography: Artist’s Talk Wednesday, April 24 | 6–7:30 pm



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