Along the Lekksenne [Lekcenne]: Kcymaerxthaereal Grand Rapids

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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A gallery at GRAM is transformed into a cross between a visitors center & the illuminated manuscript of an alternative world--one you can visit in person (not just indoors, but along the river & streets). You learn stories of Kcymaerxthaere, a parallel universe essentially layered into what we call Grand Rapids (in fact, all over the linear world), connecting you to Kcy sites in the region. The 7 plaques in west Michigan are on light boxes. Colored panels show related stories, embroideries show visualizations from linear Namibia. AND, when you walk outside, the artwork continues. Language is a part of perception. Can you look at a red car & see only the color red? No: Our brains interpret what our eyes see before our minds even know it. And for not being run over, that’s good. But it prevents us from seeing so many possibilities. I hope Kcymaerxthaere unmoors, helps you see the world a bit fresh, but most of all I hope you enjoy this novel with every page in a different place.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 23 feet
  • Medium: Installation
  • Width: 30
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 13 feet

Venue & Connection Information

This work will require plinths , video, bookshelves, docents, a place to display a twitter feed, a place for folks to work on drawings, sit comfortably on a bench, and read and observe stories on the wall.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: Yes
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: Yes
  • Electrical needed: Yes

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