The Department of Local Affairs
Summer / Fall 2014
About the Project
The Department of Local Affairs intends to create a social hub where community members can share information, engage with each other and the stories left behind by previous participants. All the submitted information will be gathered into a Lonely Planet-style guidebook that presents personal facts, anecdotes, and lived information as a relevant document for other people to engage with. The goal of the project is to reshape our sense of a site based on the ongoing everyday experience rather than through outdated historical information and gentrification/advertisement’s highest hopes.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chloë Bass is a conceptual artist working in performance, situation, publication, and installation. Chloë has received commissions from LUMEN, the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival, the Bushwick Starr’s Bushwhack Festival, and 3rd Ward’s Moviehouse. She has received residencies from the Bemis Center (Omaha, Nebraska), POGON (Zagreb, Croatia), D21 Kunstraum/5533 art space (Leipzig, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey), and Eyebeam (New York). Recent work has been seen at the Neuberger Museum, Momenta Art, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Flux Factory, Kunstkammer AZB (Zürich), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Exit Art, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, ITINERANT Performance Festival, Glasshouse, Panoply Performance Laboratory, and Agape Enterprise, among others. Selected profiles of her work have appeared in BOMB, Entorno, ArtInfo, Art Observed, and Hyperallergic. She is a the recipient of a 2013 Fellowship for Utopian Practice from Culture Push and a 2011 & 2012 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Individual Artist Grant Nominee.
- Tues, Aug 26, 1–4 PM
- Thurs, Aug 28, 6–9 PM
Department of Local Affairs Office Hours:
Bed-Stuy residents and workers are invited to create maps, pamphlets, reviews, and advice about daily life in their neighborhood.
Mei Tai Laundromat (886 Dekalb Ave, at Marcus Garvey Avenue)