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.
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 http://www.xyzatlas.org/.
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.
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Damita Miller-Shanklin, Ujima
Photos provided by Patricia Buchholtz
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