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Bounce by Liz Nofziger
Boston Center for the Arts Plaza
July 24 – October 14, 2014

BCA Artist Resident Liz Nofziger brings free community ping pong to the BCA Plaza this summer with Bounce, a colorful, interactive outdoor installation made up of three conjoined, regulation-sized ping pong tables, custom-engineered to form an oversized Community Ping Pong Court. This unique configuration, which opens to the public on July 24th and remains active on the Plaza through October 14th, encourages participants - from the proficient to the amateur - to try their skills, make new friends and make up their own rules. All are encouraged to stop and play - paddles and balls will be available at no charge around the clock. Each bounce of the ball will be captured by microphone and amplified, processed and played back in real time, adding another element of recreation to the work.

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Associated Public Programs: Free and Open to the Public

block-openOpening Reception
Thursday, July 24 | 6pm
BCA Plaza
Free and Open to the Public


block-wkshpInitial Tournament Schedule
Thursday, July 31 | 5pm
Thursday, August 7 | 5pm
BCA Plaza


Mini-tournaments will be scheduled over the course of the summer; to sign up for a tournament and for additional information about future tournaments, check the Bounce info corner on the Plaza and the BCA website for ongoing updates over the summer

IMAGE: courtesy Liz Nofziger

We are grateful to the Joan Mitchell Foundation for its support.

nefa logoFunded by Fund for the Arts, a public art program of the New England Foundation for the Arts

kettler logoThis project is made possible in part by the generous support of KETTLER® International, Inc.



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