October 17th – 23rd, 2014
Elevate 2014, themed “Social City” focused on the physical environment with regard to social interconnectedness and social impact within a city. How do we communicate with each other and how do we interact with our surroundings? What is the social makeup of our city? How does it compare with other cities? How does this benefit the landscape, economic growth and retention and the impact of events and cultural offerings when the social quality of the city is higher or lower?
Artworks, performances, and panels contemplated how a city’s perceptions are altered based on the intersection of art, architecture, design, and communication. Elevate offered creative platforms for socializing and interconnectedness through the arts, emphasizing social media and digital presence.
Social City Panel Discussion: Discussions surrounding social interconnectedness, community development, art, and urban growth. Presentations and Conversations led by Tim Crimmins and Danielle Roney.
Special dance performance by Association Manifeste following “Social City” discussions.
Atlanta Streets Alive Art Bike Tour of Elevate public artworks located on buildings, alleyways and parks of Downtown Atlanta.
Woodruff Park: French Film in the park; Eight short comedic films by Max Linder
Performance by Makeshift Circus
Lunchtime Artist Talk: Lemercier discussed his unique, light-based projection art located in Gallery 72 and 55 Marietta Street combining math with art and immersing the viewer in a journey that conjures space exploration.
5 Points MARTA Amphitheater: Fun-Size Fringe: Atlanta Fringe Festival favorites Sith Penguin, Thimblerig Circus, and Twinhead Theatre presented exciting aerial dance and acrobatics, circus, and comedy acts. Learn more about Atlanta Fringe at www.atlantafringe.org.
Romy Maloon– “Calibrate”- A 20’ floral sculpture
Casey Lynch- “Headphones”
Entertainment by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Quarteto
Goat Farm D_UMPSTERs Project
10 Atlanta artists were given big metal trash receptacles—as the title would suggest—to create a work of public art.
Click artists name for an image of each Dumpster project– Second Story, the Young Never Sleep, Kris Pilcher, Relay Team, Marcus Kenney, Kevin Byrd & Mary Grace Phillips, Igor Kursunskiy, David Baerwalde & Alex Martinez, Mike Black, Dustin Chambers, Chamber Cartel.
Click here to view a blog on the D_UMPSTERS project
Click here to hear a WABE feature on the D_UMPSTERS project