Spire in the building

My vision for Spire was to see how a temporary art installation could transform a space on a large scale. I asked myself, what would happen if a work outgrew the existing architecture? The result included new architectural vantage points, new reflections of light and a new relationship to the ground on each of the floors. As you’ll see in the photos below, my work allows for a new experience in this abandoned building.

Sitelab first floor

Spire first elevation

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Spire in the building

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To vote for me in ArtPrize 2011, please use #55421 and follow these instructions:

Register – Anyone 16 years of age or older with an email and valid government ID can vote. Each voter must register online with an individual email address at no charge.

Activate – All voters must activate their voting status in person at the event with valid government ID from September 21 through October 5, 2011.

Vote – Voting begins September 21, 2011. Each voter can vote “up” or “down” for an artist only once through September 28, 2011. Once the ten finalists are announced on September 29, 2011, voters receive only one vote to choose their favorite of the top ten entries through October 5, 2011. Winners will be announced on October 6, 2011. Voting can be executed via www.artprize.org, mobile browser, text message, or iPhone application.

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Spire in the news

Things are going very well in Grand Rapids. SiTE:LAB has been drawing a lot of attention with the outstanding exhibition they have curated and executed. Thanks to them, they have made the following mentions possible.

My photo was on the cover of the Grand Rapids Press, with a quote in, “How important is marketing to winning ArtPrize?” by Laura Michels.
ABC WZZM 13 interviewed me for the segment, “Vacant building opens to host ArtPrize entries.”
I was also interviewed by Emily Richett for Fox 17 in Grand Rapids. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the interview.

Spire Fox 17 interview 2

Spire Fox 17 interview 4

Spire in the news