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A Part / Apart
This is a site-specific
work for a pre-existing, residential building wall with in the high profile
Philadelphia Society Hill neighborhood. The wall is located exactly opposite
from an elementary school with a widely diverse population. "On an afternoon
site visit, I saw parents and grandparents sitting on the wall and in their
cars waiting for school dismissal. It was instantly clear that the project
wanted to address the 'idea' of the 'city' -- of belonging to and,
yet, being separate from all the great variety of ethnic and neighborhood
and associations of the city."
The poems are reflections
on the state of living together in one city. The languages of the titles were
chosen for their relevance to this neighborhood, the owner of the building,
and to the City of Philadelphia as a whole.
A Part and Apart
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