I invited 24 friends, both artists and non-artists, to the Schuykill Center within a 24-hour time period on November 15, 2008 to produce something, spend time, and/or document an activity. They each had one hour.
November 15th was a beautiful mild fall day, although storms had been forecasted. It rained intermittently. The few who got caught in the rain used it as an opportunity. Some arrived on schedule, others were late. Friends came armed with gusto, others needed guidance. Some lingered, others came and left unseen. Some sat by the fire. They photographed, they prayed, gathered leaves, made assemblages, played games, composed, drew, and played music. Friends got lost, others didn't show up at all. I realized the insignificance of keeping track. What began as a fixed schedule to fulfill my own goals, turned into a beautiful melody of experiences with intervals of pitch and release.
The exhibition includes artwork and documentation from each of my friend's experience, not necessarily as it was instructed or intended to be.
A booklet accompaniment consisits of descriptions and comments from my friends, in their own words.
Asher Barkley and Simona Josam
Bianka Allyon Brunson
Margot Berg and (her daughters) Sydney and Ivy Epstein