The interactive performance “Find My Future” (Part of the 8th annual Art in Odd Places festival ) invites the public to a palm reading. In exchange, participants receive a printed map of hidden art pieces by major artists. While the future of many artists seems to be predicated upon a structured system, science highlights the importance of chaos and chance. The act of reading palms, as well as the act of judging art and artists is a responsibility. How does a person acquire the knowledge to read palms? How does a person acquire the knowledge to judge art?
Álava’s art projects, in the form of dialogues, verbal descriptions, rumors and random encounters, explore notions of trust and intimacy, and use language as a medium to investigate the interconnections that exist between public, private, educational and interpretative aspects of art. Álava studied in Madrid, London, San Francisco, and is based in New York City. She has shown at MANIFESTA 8. In 2012 she was appointed Cultural Advisor of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations.
The performance takes place near a bench in Union Square Park in New York City.
Site: Art in Odd Places
Title: Tell My Future
Place: Union Square Park
City: New York
Country United States of America
Date: OCTOBER 6-13, 2012