Barcelona-based artist Liz Kueneke:
Given the great number of inhabitants, all with their own perceptions and uses, there is literally an infinite amount of different meanings and interpretations of a city. Manhattan’s Urban Fabric is a public intervention which intends to show just a glimmer of this richness, and to make visible what normally remains invisible about a place: our opinions, impressions, and feelings about it. Participants answer various questions by sewing simple symbols into the map, and they are also welcome to embroider freely along the edges of the cloth. Through this work I want to offer a participatory experience to the people (and visitors) of Manhattan, which permits them to reflect upon their own use of the urban space.”
Part of last week’s Conflux festival.