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  • Deadline:
    Aug. 9, 2006, 3:27 p.m.


Flux Factory calls upon artists to take part in a project exploring the multifaceted landscape of Paterson, New Jersey. A team that includes designers, architects, and urban planners will initiate a dialogue between the historical, physiological, and physical aspects of this city as well as the people who live and work there. During a six-week period open meetings with the public will be held, asking questions and finding answers to, in a larger sense, a monument’s function within a city and the effects that resonate from its creation. The goal is to design and then build a monument to Paterson, in Paterson.

Artists attracted to this collaboration should send us a statement of interest and a brief history of past work. We are interested in what you’ve done (we are not looking for monument proposals) and why you would want to be a part of this project.

Flux Factory has always emphasized collaboration and bringing groups of people together in order to create an experience. In this case, the idea of collaboration is being pushed to a whole new level: a collaboration that involves an entire city. Paterson, acting as a lens, will resound stories of the American experience and generate another forum of discussion and innovation.

Artists should be willing to spend a large amount of time in Paterson for six weeks during early Summer 2007, possibly even living there for some period of time.

Please send your information and statements to:

Stefany Anne Golberg
Re: Paterson
Flux Factory
38-38 43rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Or via email: info@fluxfactory.org

Submission deadline is December 15th, 2006.

Paterson, New Jersey is a special place. Long thought of as run-down and forgotten, it played a major role in the development of the United States as an economically independent nation. From William Carlos Williams to artist Robert Smithson, Paterson and the American Imagination seem deeply connected.

Flux Factory explores this connection with Paterson. The goal is to design and then build a monument to Paterson, in Paterson, with Flux Factory acting as a catalyst for the energies and ideas that exist within the communities of people who live and work there. Flux will assemble a team of artists, designers, architects, and urban planners who will develop plans for a monument to Paterson. At the end of the six-week period, an official proposal will be presented to the City of Paterson reflects the experiences, thoughts, and ideas of the team. What happens with the proposal will be the choice of the people of Paterson. Running documentation of the event will be presented at the Flux gallery.