The Six Foot Platform: No Color Game – Berdscarnival (Maraya Lopez)
“No Color Game” is what the artist defines as a “strategy” (an open-ended, shapeshifting object or experience). In this case, “No Color Game” takes on the form of a site-specific ephemeral project where the artist inserts herself into society and creates subtle provocations).
Not quite a performance or installation a strategy is an area between reality and fiction, play and intellect, fragility and crudeness. The strategy will serve as an artist experimental hub during the day; active game at night called “No Color Game” (similar to a carnival game). Over the course of the day Berdscarnival (Maraya Lopez) will make props, engage with the public and read impromptu poetry inspired by her surroundings.
The public will be asked to contemplate what DUMBO would look like with no color. Their answers will help the artist visualize the “No Color Game” which will start in the evening from 7PM-9PM. They will also be encouraged to partake in a live Instagram feed to help document the project and will become an active participant.
Furthermore, local sound from DUMBO and Coney Island will be combined with other sound to create a thought provoking and disorienting experience for the viewer.
By Berdscarnival (Maraya Lopez). Soundtrack in collaboration with Harvey “Ras(X)” Lackey.
The Dumbo Improvement District announces programming for the inaugural Six Foot Platform Experimental Residency Program, presented in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Council. Twelve Brooklyn-based artists were chosen by a panel following an open call for works in spring 2021 to participate in full-day residencies on a 6’ by 6’ platform on Washington Street, one of New York City’s most iconic blocks, on Saturdays from June 19 to September 4 from 12pm to 9pm.
Multi-genre and encouraging participation from spectators, Six Foot Platform programming includes interactive art installations, plus unconventional music and dance performances.
“It’s a joy to see the creativity and talent of the artists who are emerging from the pandemic in full bloom,” said Dumbo Improvement District President Alexandria Sica. “Washington Street is full of photo seekers. Of course, we want to bombard them with thought provoking, compelling art! Culture on the corner—it couldn’t be more perfect for New York City’s comeback summer.”
All Six Foot Platform programs are on Saturdays from 12pm to 9pm at the intersection of Washington and Water Streets.