Report from Occidental Park 9/10/14

Vis-a-Vis Society installed a temporary graph on the street in Occidental Park, Seattle, as part of ARTSparks, asking passerby to chalk in a point on the graph by finding X = How fast does time seem to be moving? and Y = How far are you from where you want to be?

Artsparks

Artsparks

Test subjects then filled out a short exit survey, answering the questions:

 

What makes a SPARK?

What brings you to the PARK?

 

The answers to these questions formed a list poem, performed by Dr Ink and Dr Owning on site. A transcription:

 

Things that spark

a rock thrown against bricks

my old broken stove in Germany

connection

energetic connection

my sweetheart

my Joe

rocks

excitement

a flash of idea

the motivation to make that idea become tangible

living big

breathing deeply

being authentic

movement in friction

spontaneous ideation

travelling

no plans/no schedule

that special something

an ember

serendipity

when two people come together to develop/create something special

another person

a dream

the weather

collision

timing

spacing

matches on sidewalks

friction

connection

more than one

making a connection

new friends

a lighter

a match

Vis-à-Vis Society

energy

doing what you love

life

friendship, too

lunch

beautiful weather

meter

moving

thinking

seeing the moment while travelling through

humor

Charts?

Marts?

life

marks

loose change

choose change

a person’s smile

oxygen and energy

the night sky

excitement

new ideas

love

 

What brought us to the park

Taking a walk with an old friend

Walking with my pregnant friend who just moved to Seattle as I’m on my way to train back home to Oregon

Walking by

Just walking by

Work nearby

Wandering

Opportunity brought me near the park right when the Farmer’s market was on

Sunshine and blue skies

ice cream

picnic

on way to lunch

billiards

to see the old town of Seattle

working on bringing art to the people!

work

serendipity

I work here

to watch chess

trees

safe crosswalks

by-the-seat-of-the-pants Seattle vacation

my friend, Kristin

talking

walking

taking a walk

day with Mom

waiting for a Bolt bus

the work of the Lord

Neighborhood dweller

Wednesday Farmer’s Market

Vis-à-vis Society

meeting new people

seeing new things

Plato

photo-ops!

Lunch

Pizza Pros

seeing different things

relaxing

relaxing with myself and etc.

sightseeing

going to get lunch

time away from work

spark my inner self

exploration

love and family

air and water

the beautiful

breakfast

family

home

the atmosphere

history

warm weather

 

 

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