PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

COLOR CROSSING Color Crossing transforms an ordinary alley into a portal to the present by illustrating people's desire to travel to the past and future. Project concept, paint and graphics by Kate Gilbert; audio composition by Halsey Burgund

COLOR CROSSING

Color Crossing transforms an ordinary alley into a portal to the present by illustrating people's desire to travel to the past and future. Project concept, paint and graphics by Kate Gilbert; audio composition by Halsey Burgund

I WANDERED A collaboration with Karen Stein Shanley for the Fort Point Arts Community’s annual Art Walk, Boston; May 10-June 3, 2014. I Wandered celebrates the joyous arrival of spring and invites one to explore the Fort Point through poetry. Large graphic daffodils and select phrases from “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud,” William Wordsworth’s 1807 poem about discovering a “host of dancing daffodils,” can be found in six different spots around the Fort Point neighborhood—encouraging us to consider “the sparkling waves of glee,” to closely observe our geography and place, and to reconnect with the lost art of meditative walking. Cut vinyl and tape. All images (c) Kate Gilbert.

I WANDERED

A collaboration with Karen Stein Shanley for the Fort Point Arts Community’s annual Art Walk, Boston; May 10-June 3, 2014. I Wandered celebrates the joyous arrival of spring and invites one to explore the Fort Point through poetry. Large graphic daffodils and select phrases from “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud,” William Wordsworth’s 1807 poem about discovering a “host of dancing daffodils,” can be found in six different spots around the Fort Point neighborhood—encouraging us to consider “the sparkling waves of glee,” to closely observe our geography and place, and to reconnect with the lost art of meditative walking. Cut vinyl and tape. All images (c) Kate Gilbert.

FRIGID PHRASES A game of outdoor mad libs poetry played with gloves, developed with Emily Lombardo for the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston; Feb. 20, 2013. More on the FRIGID PHRASES blog and on Twitter @FrigidPhrases. All images (C) Connie Sawyer.

FRIGID PHRASES

A game of outdoor mad libs poetry played with gloves, developed with Emily Lombardo for the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston; Feb. 20, 2013. More on the FRIGID PHRASES blog and on Twitter @FrigidPhrases. All images (C) Connie Sawyer.

ALONE TOGETHER: FIGMENT 2014 A participatory sculpture and performance; Figment Boston; July 26, 2014. Alone Together provided a place for reflection while also creating an accumulation of our collective feelings about being simultaneously alone and together. I wore the sculpture, a dress-to-tent wearable, onto the site, performed a walking centering ritual and erected the tent. Participants added messages about being alone/together and connected segments of glowsticks to make a collective drawing. At the end of the day, I put on the dress with all 196 tags and glowsticks, reversed the walk and wore the sculpture off site holding everyone's thoughts close to my body.

ALONE TOGETHER: FIGMENT 2014

A participatory sculpture and performance; Figment Boston; July 26, 2014. Alone Together provided a place for reflection while also creating an accumulation of our collective feelings about being simultaneously alone and together. I wore the sculpture, a dress-to-tent wearable, onto the site, performed a walking centering ritual and erected the tent. Participants added messages about being alone/together and connected segments of glowsticks to make a collective drawing. At the end of the day, I put on the dress with all 196 tags and glowsticks, reversed the walk and wore the sculpture off site holding everyone's thoughts close to my body.

TALISMAN OF BREATH A drop-in workshop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, I taught visitors how to make a simple origami ball that can be inflated and deflated with the breath and turned into a necklace, bracelet, pin or key chain as a personal inflatable talisman that supports creative energy. 

TALISMAN OF BREATH

A drop-in workshop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, I taught visitors how to make a simple origami ball that can be inflated and deflated with the breath and turned into a necklace, bracelet, pin or key chain as a personal inflatable talisman that supports creative energy. 

STORY LINES An interactive sculpture developed with Elisa Hamilton for the Fort Point Arts Community's annual Open Studios, Boston; Oct. 11-20, 2013. More on the official Story Lines blog. All images (c) Kate Gilbert except where noted

STORY LINES

An interactive sculpture developed with Elisa Hamilton for the Fort Point Arts Community's annual Open Studios, Boston; Oct. 11-20, 2013. More on the official Story Lines blog.
All images (c) Kate Gilbert except where noted

NITE LIFE One of 75 Street Pianos in the 'Play Me, I’m Yours‘ Street Pianos Boston Festival presented by Celebrity Series; Cambridge, MA, Sept-Oct, 2013. Play Me is an international project by Luke Jerram. Nite Life was inspired by female musicians of the '30s and '40s

NITE LIFE

One of 75 Street Pianos in the 'Play Me, I’m Yours‘ Street Pianos Boston Festival presented by Celebrity Series; Cambridge, MA, Sept-Oct, 2013. Play Me is an international project by Luke Jerram. Nite Life was inspired by female musicians of the '30s and '40s