Interval: On the River
INTERVAL: On the RiverDecember 3, 2009 - December 4, 2009
Location: Interurban (Gillette) Bridge over the Grand River, Downtown Grand Rapids
INTERVAL is a presentation of work produced in Civic Studio's ON THE RIVER project. This project is operating in a portable studio on the Interurban Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The project was set up on September 1st, 2009, presented research and early findings during ArtPrize, and remained on site since then. Studio work has emerged from extended time in this place.
The bridge itself is an interval of physical space, connecting two sides of the city. The Studio time spent experiencing and researching the area resulted in work that dealt with absence and perceptions present in interval spaces. Projects in various media engage these topics as they are found in memory, music, and movement through the city.
Civic Studio is a project of the Department of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University founded in 1999. Studios have been organized 7 times in different locations within the city of Grand Rapids Michigan. As with each studio, the Interurban Bridge offers a new perspective on the relationship between art and public life.
The Interurban Bridge is a pedestrian Bridge north of the Pearl Street Bridge and South of the Michigan (Bridge) Street Bridge.
42° 58' 2.316" N, 85° 40' 31.1268" W