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Find a Leaf?
click on the date from the list below

In Chronological Order:

October 23-25, 2006, Our Debut: Falling Leaflets 1

October 3, 2007: Falling Leaflets 2: "What does home mean to you?"
October 15, 2007: Falling Leaflets 2: "What does community mean to you?"
October 17, 2007: Falling Leaflets 2: "What's your favorite neighborhood memory?"
October 22, 2007: Falling Leaflets 2: "What do you look for in a community?"
October 31, 2007: Falling Leaflets 2: "What do you become homesick for?"

 

I have been using fall leaves to distribute information,"leafletts". These leaves are left on the windshields of cars parked on the street, in parking lots and garages, and also on parking meters, on the walls of covered walkways, and on office windows and doors. The writing was hand written on the back of leaves, and placed so that they would be read through the surface of the glass (when someone got into their car or sat down at their office desk and looked out the window).

All the leaves were gathered after falling and written on with non-toxic ink. Only plain water was used to stick them to surfaces. They will decay no differently than the rest of the falling leaves of the season.

Gradually Green is planning a number of environmentally concerned public art happenings in the Detroit area, starting October, 2006. These happenings are designed to involve the local communities and get them thinking about small changes towards a greener lifestyle. Hopefully these happenings will coincide with some changes in the establishments of these communities towards greener living.

If you think you have been involved in one of our happenings, or would like to be, you can contact us at GraduallyGreen@gmail.com

 

What is a Happening?

"The term denotes a piece of art that does not focus on an object, but on an event. The artist begins with plan of action in which the public is brought into an active relationship with the art event. The action does not take place in the closed environment of a gallery but rather in various public places of a city, where the artist breaks in suddenly with his performance. In fact, a Happening is an irruption into daily space, organized at times and in places where no artistic production is expected. The event thus develops by an improvisation that breaks the mental habits of the spectator. It begins by a simple scenario made of series of simple daily activities that, because of their simplicity, involve the public. In this way, time enters art as real duration. In fact, the action takes place in a space and at definite times in which the result is the collective experience and the leftover traces, the photographs, are the documents of a time that was lived." ~Michael Kirby. Happening, 1968.

 

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