XYZ Atlas and Jennifer Chenoweth


Are you attending the West Austin Studio Tour this weekend? If so, I want to introduce Jennifer Chenoweth. Put her on your list of exhibits to see.

Jennifer Chenoweth’s groundbreaking emotional map of Austin, explores how individual attachments to place can convey a larger collective experience within a community.

XYZ Atlas is featured in an exhibition at Barton Springs during both weekends of West Austin Studio Tour May 21-22. During this weekend of the West Austin Studio Tour,
2201 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78746, artist Jennifer Chenoweth will present
a comprehensive showcase of XYZ Atlas: The Hedonic Map of Austin, a multimedia public art
project that connects emotions and places. The free event provides an opportunity for people to experience and interact with the emotional topography of Austin, in the place deemed the collective high point of the city – Barton Springs and Zilker Park.

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An exhibition inside the Atrium Gallery of the Barton Springs Pool Bathhouse will illuminate the many transformations of Jennifer’s multi-media project, including 2D and 3D artworks, maps, drawings and large-scale sculptures. Of special note is the debut of the 2016 emotional map of Austin, collected from over 450 responses to a 20-question survey tracking the emotional highs and lows of Austin residents experienced around town. Additionally, during Weekend II, people are invited to flag their own meaningful experiences in a large-scale map of Austin that will be drawn on the lawn near the Zilker Hillside Theatre. More information about XYZ Atlas is available at

Saturday, May 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

XYZ   Atlas   began   in   2013   with   the   idea   of   how   we   find   attachment   to   place.   Where   do   people   experience   excitement,   sadness,  happiness,  love,  joy,  or frustration  ␣  and  how  do  these  emotions  affect  our  understanding  and  experience  of that place?  Are  these  emotional  attachments  specific  to  an  individual  person,  or  are there  places  that  convey  a  larger  collective   experience?  With  these  questions  in  mind,  Chenoweth  began  researching  different  theories  of  pain  and  pleasure  and  developed  a  20-­question  survey  to  help  determine  where  people  have  experienced  their  most  powerful  emotional  events  in  Austin.

XYZ   Atlas   is   the   latest   achievement   in  Jennifer’s art   career,   one   that   continually  blurs the lines of the relationship between artists, their work and their   audience.

For more information about Jennifer  Chenoweth  visit her at

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Photos provided by Patricia Buchholtz

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