My City, Your City

MY CITY, YOUR CITY: A PHOTO MASHUP

Grab your friends and neighbors to build a connected, city-wide photomosaic sculpture – and share the City YOU love with the world – on this fun, REAL-TIME interactive adventure for Chicago Artists Month 2015 designed by Chicago Creative Coalition (C3).

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Anyone with a smartphone can join in! We provide the inspiration, you post photos to your Instagram account, then come see the heart of the entire city projected LIVE on the sculpture. Shoot photos where you live, or come to our HQ at Conrad Sulzer library to join us, or simply come to enjoy the amazing results!

Bathed in light with multiple projectors, this 20-foot cityscape sculpture of cubes was designed by interactive projection artist George Berlin to showcase the images that creative Chicagoans submit. See more of his exciting work at www.georgeberlin.com

Also, join us at 47th ward Alderman Pawar’s office just down the street at 6 pm that night for “My City, Our City: An Art Mashup” C3’s corresponding group show exploring how we all make Chicago our studio (with yet another wine and cheese reception!)

Saturday, October 17, 2015
11AM to 4PM
Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625

Phase I  11am- 1pm
It’s as easy as SNAP, UPLOAD, AND TAG! Grab your smartphone and fire up your Instagram account!

Take a photo that best answers each challenge below, upload it to your Instagram account, and tag it with the matching #hashtag:

1. Something that moves or inspires you  #c3inspireme
2. My urban oasis  #c3oasis
3. Something familiar from a new angle  #c3newangle
4. Colorful Chicago  #c3colorful
5. Something that says Chicago to you  #c3mychicago
6. Look up! It’s an awesome architectural detail!  #c3architecture
7. Next face for the Crown Fountain (bonus if spitting water!)  #c3fountain

IF YOU AREN’T FREE ON OCT. 17TH FROM 11AM-1PM, THEN SNAP, UPLOAD, AND TAG AHEAD OF TIME.

It’ll still show up on the cityscape sculpture for all to see, and you can still contribute your view of Chicago!

Phase II  1-3pm
Come down to the Sulzer Library Auditorium 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue and see the 20 foot long cityscape sculpture LIGHT UP with all the photos sent in by the ENTIRE CITY! We’ll have live music, great food, and great people to talk about the images with.

Phase III  6-10pm
Join us at 47th ward Alderman Pawar’s office, just up the road at 4243 N. Lincoln Ave. for our companion group art show “My City, Our City: An Art Mashup” opening reception featuring photos and paintings by Chicago Creative Coalition members that answer how THEY see the City as Studio.

george_berlingAbout George Berlin
Chicago Creative Coalition member, George Berlin creates amazing interactive experiences filled with delight and wonder. Sculptures to touch, playful installations to make music on are just a few of his favorite projects.

He loves to come up with fantastic, seemingly impossible creative challenges and then make them happen. George designs full vehicle party projections for Zipcar, blows minds with his interactive sculptures nationwide, illustrates children’s books, and generally tries to bring more sunshine into the world.

Read more about Chicago Creative Coalition’s participation in the citywide Chicago Artists Month 2015 here!

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  • An example creative challenge is: Submit a photo of something in your neighborhood most people just pass right by, but inspires or moves you.
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