Greetings from Salina, crossroads of the nation

A context-specific participatory artwork.

During the autumn of 2013, Mike Brookes and I spent six weeks as resident artists in Salina Art Center, Kansas, undertaking research and fieldwork within the city. The resulting participatory artwork was a playful exploration of the shifting character of downtown Salina, and an attempt to generate a tangible trace and record of the people we met there.

During four days, 100 residents tried to inset themselves into a series of 20 large scale images we produced from original archived postcards – of the area around the central intersection of Santa Fe and Iron Street, where the city originated, dating between 1900 and 1975 – and helped us generate an accumulating series of new and personal postcards…

 

This work is part of  Casado and Brookes’ ongoing Just a little bit of history repeating project, further details of which are available in Mike Brookes’ blog and archives and somethingshappens.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


With the support of  Salina Art Center and  Wales Arts International.