03.15.13−06.15.13, Sarratt Center, Vanderbilt University
06.16.13−09.15.13, Stevenson Science and Engineering Library, Vanderbilt University
The Identity Sculptures Project is a public art project that combines art, technology, and spoken and written word. The project was born out of Lori Anne’s interest in the relationship between writing and art and the ways language and storytelling shape (and are shaped by) our bodies and identities. During the initial stage of the project, Lori Anne created sculptures that respond to and engage with the writings submitted by 11 Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff on the topic of “creative identities.” One of the goals of the project has been to create occasions for unexpected and spontaneous encounters and conversations (with art, writing, and each other) on the Vanderbilt campus. The sculptures are also interactive: viewers are invited to click on the QR code associated with each sculpture to “listen” to it—in the form of the voices of the writers themselves. After the exhibition, the sculptures will be given to the writers in gratitude for their participation.