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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Jessica Serran

Project Truth Collection and Reflection
Swarm Gallery: Project Space
560 Second Street, Oakland CA 94607

January 6 - February 11, 2007
RECEPTION: Friday, January 12, 2007, 6-9pm

Project Truth Collection and Reflection is a community-based, interactive project, exploring Oakland as a Place. I set up a 'truth table' in downtown Oakland and let people know I was doing a project about Oakland and was interested in knowing 'what was true for them.' Once the truths were gathered, I reflected and responded to them in the second phase of this project: an installation comprised of a room-sized painting and a file folder containing the collected truths.

This project was designed to examine the internal and the personal as a means of gaining insight into the collective energy of Oakland. It explores the question: how do the people of a city contribute to and interpret the multiple aspects of the city? The completed painting functions as a map of internal terrain, mapping both the subjective truths of others and the subjective interpretations of one artist.

By Jessica Serran


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