Carried on Both Sides, work in progress by Helen Lee, Alexander Rosenberg, Lika Volkova, and Caroline Woolard (2016)
Carried on Both Sides is a collaboration between Caroline Woolard, Helen Lee, Lika Volkova and Alex Rosenberg
Carried on Both Sides traces the transmutation of an ancient vessel into a common computer symbol — the @ [at sign] – and explores its trajectory into the 22nd century. In an installation that features a short film, a web app, and series of glass and kevlar sculptures, Carried on Both Sides links 6th century glass vessels to the ubiquitous contemporary vector graphic used in email and in social media. The project has been created in collaboration with a sleep scientist and will be featured in PBS / Art21’s New York Close Up in the winter of 2016.
Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, architecture, and political economy. Recent group exhibitions include; Crossing Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Maker Biennial, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; and Artist as Social Agent, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Caroline’s work has been supported by MoMA, the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, Eyebeam, the MacDowell Colony, unemployment benefits, the curiosity of strangers, and many collaborators. Woolard is a lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design and the New School, is an Artist in Residence at the Queens Museum of Art, and was just named the 2015 Arts and Social Justice Fellow at the Judson Church. Over the next three years, her work will be featured in Art21’s New York Close Up documentary series.