Flint Projection, a temporary public video project curated by Dustin M. Price and Candice Stewart is currently accepting applications for a one night video installation on the entire façade of the historic Spencer's Art House in Flint, MI. All concepts are welcome but artists are encouraged to apply with work regarding urban subjects, memory and hope. While video mapping is not required, it is strongly encouraged. A high resolution image of the projection site may be downloaded by selecting the projection façade button to the right.
Video of two minutes or less, as well as Jpeg images are welcome. For instructions on how to apply please view the applications area. Spencer's Art House is a historic home last used as a mortuary, located in Carriage Town, the city's oldest neighborhood. The building fell into disuse in the early 1990s and was on the verge of collapsing. In 2012, Flint Public Art Project began a project to renovate the building into an alternative art and workshop space in cooperation with the Carriage Town Historic Neighborhood Association. The first phase and design of the project was led by Andrew Perkins, a graduate of State University of New York-Buffalo architecture school, based on his Dwelling on Waste model, which argues for rebuilding with as many salvaged materials as possible.
Although the space is still under construction, it has been an inspiring example of resourcefulness, holding meetings to engage with residents, showing movies on an outdoor projection-screen -and- stage-canopy installed by local artist Ryan Gregory, and building a wood-fired pizza oven, and has been used as a backdrop for various photo shoots, video projects, and interviews. Spencer's Art House has a rich history and is on its way to a promising future.
Located steps from an Ojibwe burial ground, blocks from the birthplace of the American auto industry, and halfway between two thriving universities, Spencer’s Art House is perfectly situated as a beacon of the transformation of Flint already underway. The space will demonstrate that abandoned homes can be reborn as neighborhood resources – both in Flint and in cities nationwide.
copyright Dustin M. Price 2014