Siren of Michigani

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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She was born from the glaciers, rising up from the deep grooves carved into the land. Michigani is never silent; always there is the easy breath of water on stones, the rumble of approaching storms answered by the billows of industry. The ice creeps to cover her surface, but it never will. The sky sings the bright colors of the coming night, and sailors ever watchful are silent. For Michigani takes as well as gives, and her cold caress or violent toss of waves have welcomed many to sleep among her depths.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4ft
  • Medium: Wearable art: hand painted fabric, silk, leather, paper maiche, soda cans, sequins, beads.
  • Width: 4 1/2 ft
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 7 ft

Venue & Connection Information

This is an interactive display. The art piece would be displayed off the wall on a distressed manikin with the costume's narrative hand painted on the wall. Viewers will be invited to the bell of the Siren bringing the sound of thunder and rustle her skirt to bring the rain. We will need a venue that is ok with sound and has floor space as well as wall space.

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

Norakiera & Emily

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