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Inheritance

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    Southeast Community Center at Swope Park

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    1. Swope Park

    Artist: Julie Cole and Leigh Rosser
    Installed: 2008
    Medium: Mixed media
    KCMO’s One Percent for the Arts Program

    This ornamental attraction includes: “Ripple Effect”, “Common Ground”, “Mapping Community: Map of Possibility, Map of Probability, and Map of Being”, “Connection Web”, and “Video Explorers”

    The project comprises five thematically connected artworks located throughout the facility. The first artwork is a touchable, polished wood topographical “map” of the community center site and the surrounding area made from carved plywood called Common Ground. (1) The second artwork includes three maps mounted on glass panels entitled, Mapping Community: Map of Probability, Map of Possibility, and Map of Being, which explore “community,” geographically and culturally. (2) Ripple Effect is a 150 foot long moving sculpture composed of translucent blue fins. People in the hallway pass a sensor that sends a rhythmic ripple down the length of the artwork; like a ripple in a pond or community. (3) Connection Web is a unique artwork that also serves as a teaching instrument. Included on the web-like wall piece are dozens of artist-drawn ceramic “buttons” that illustrate the ecological relationships between living creatures in Kansas City. Instructors can remove the artist’s buttons and use blanks to create specialized ecological maps with students. (4) The final artwork includes two video stations called Video Explorers which exhibit artist-created videos and videos created by students at the facility. (5)

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