Social Practice Art
Exhibit at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Indianapolis
October 6 – November 3, 2017
work by the House Life Project, The International Marketplace Coalition, and Big Car
What does it mean to be a good neighbor?
The House Life Project, 2017
This is a question we frequently ask at House Life Project. When we make decisions about the house and our activities, we often look to this question to guide our choices. We’ve also posed this question to HLP community members, and we’ve learned a lot about neighborliness in the process. For our contribution to Social Practice Art, we created an installation that shared our community members’ ideas about what it means to be a good neighbor, and we invited gallery visitors to add their thoughts to our ongoing conversation.
Contributors include Amanda, Bailey, Carl, Christian, Coralyn, DJ, Early, Fashaun, Felice, Felix, Hattie, John, Juniya, Kalen, Kurtis, Laura, Lejuan, Libby, M, Madison, Makela, Mattie, Meredith, Natasha, Olly, Ruby, Stephen, Twinkle and many more HLP friends and neighbors, as well as those who participated at the University of Indianapolis during the exhibit.
The installation was designed by Meredith Brickell and Laura Holzman. Special thanks to Christopher Williams and Zavier Garth – HLP artists, neighbors, and friends – for their expert painting. Additional installation support was provided by Madison Hincks and Mark Ruschman’s Gallery Studies class at UIndy.