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Coan Park

Community Profiles

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While working within the architectural narrative of the Brutalist-style concrete structures of Coan park, the artist has activated a social community space through the use of this continued and iconic scale. In this piece, an emphasis on citizen recognition helps shift and realign the perception of these seemingly abstracted and impersonal monoliths to one of personal centralized space. Via the social process of community dialogue, the artist has created a work within the historical genre of mural making, one that serves as a temporary and community portrait as it also creates a new legacy of local neighborhood recognition. For more information click here.


Matt Haffner

Matt Haffner attended the Tyler School in Philadelphia for his graduate studies and currently is the head of the photography department at Kennesaw State University. Haffner works within photographic narrative vignettes that are wheat-pasted within the urban landscape. Haffner's work is represented by Lyons Wier Ortt Contemporary in New York. www.matthaffner.com


Catch and Land: A Participatory Environments Network

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Catch And Land

Through Catch and Land, a network of sonic and kinetic performances creates a social connection and movement throughout the park. Comprised of a system in which musical performance and sport performance exist in a symbiotic relationship, simultaneous performances of games and sound inform and influence one another. Observers are invited to participate in the artist-invented sport, or to simply just watch and listen. The compositions of sound are based on the spatial and historical information of each neighborhood. For more information click here.

Participation is encouraged!


Nat Slaughter

Nat Slaughter is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. He has presented work locally, nationally and globally. www.natslaughter.com