STORYTIME is a large sculptural monolith that displays texts that tell stories about time. A playful clock of sorts, the piece changes its content every minute.
Using a mixture of literary quotes, references to past events, puzzles, astronomical information & contributions from community workshops & website submissions, we create thousands of unique definitions of time that will appear on the monolith. We will ask people for their quotes or memories about specific times, events, & momentous occasions in their lives to become part of the piece. A collective sign that changes with the seasons, with each moment, with passing clouds & the exact time of the day you met your lover.
The artwork consists of an enclosure made of black powder-coated steel & toughened glass with a white stone bench below. Behind the glass is a dot matrix of LEDs that spell the various texts. People can sit on the bench & it would appear that the texts above are, just maybe, about them.
The texts are very large, animate in a variety of ways, can be seen from a distance or read from close by. They are various, funny, ceremonial, witty or simple, nostalgic or hopeful. The piece invites multiple visits, conversation & active participation.
Storytime will be installed September 2016 in downtown Syracuse, NY, as part of the Connective Corridor Public Art initiative.