Year of the Snake

2013 ArtPrize Entry
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“Year of the Snake”, is a site-specific installation that examines the identity and evolution of the old Public Museum of Grand Rapids, through its architecture and history, by transforming the entire Grand Hall into an interactive social environment. In it’s original incarnation, the Museum exhibited myriad species, from the greatest whale to the smallest snake. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 is The Year of the Snake. The snake, through the shedding of its skin, is a symbol of transformation. The Museum is experiencing a similar transformation; into what, only time will tell.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D, 3-D, Installation, Time-Based
  • Depth: 96'
  • Medium: Mixed media
  • Width: 32'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 26'

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

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