516 ARTS, Block Party: Blueprint

Myriam Tapp & KB Jones: Blueprint
516ARTS 516 Central Ave SW
Saturday, June 7th 2014

Blueprint asks the audience to cut out and assemble paper templates representing 3 types of classical colonial architecture and take part in “building” community by placing the assembled templates onto a surface representing the landscape of Latin America. A camera installed above the “stage” displays the development and change of the landscape in layout in real-time. The artists find a parallel between the utopian desire to build a perfect city and the European approach to building, replicating known styles of architecture everywhere, in each new territory. The audience is forced to find a solution to create a new development with non-specific objects, representing their participation in colonization and creating a community that teeters on the edge of chaos.