‘Possible Projects Office’
The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences School of Art is pleased to announce the MFA thesis project the “Office of Possible Projects” by Juliette Walker. This interactive installation opened on February 21 on the fourth floor of the Fayetteville Public Library and will run until April 15.
Walker, an artist, MFA candidate and the Office of Possible Projects (OoPPs) office manager, has transformed the former computer lab on the fourth floor of the library into a space for unfinished and unrealized projects.
She invites everyone to join her in this space to share or write about their own unfinished or unrealized projects. Once participants have captured their unfinished or unfinished project, they can submit it to the Archive of unfinished projects which will be displayed on the shelves adjacent to OoPP. Unfinished projects will be accepted at Archive of unfinished projects in the form of textual descriptions, photographs or the physical project itself.
During this installation, the Archive of unfinished projects will be a growing public collection at the Fayetteville Public Library. The unrealized projects it contains are sketches for the future. By joining this collection, these unfinished project ideas are collective and public. Walker shares some of her inspiration written by artist and School of Art MFA alumnus Liz Alspach.
“Ideas are shared, generative, living, cared for, fighting for their own survival, passing from person to person,” Alspach said. “The ones you capture here are to be done according to your desires. If these ideas inspire you, they belong to you.”
In coordination with this site-specific installation and project, Walker is also coordinating an exhibition of alternative exhibition spaces as part of her thesis work scheduled to open March 30-April 8. Throughout her graduate degree, and accelerated during the pandemic, she has been deeply engaged in the practice of curating alternative art spaces, such as refrigerators, cars, and cake stands, among other places. unusual.
One of Walker’s long-term goals beyond graduate school is to open an artist publishing studio and a community risography studio. She is also interested in pursuing teaching and curatorial programming positions in arts organizations.
the Possible Projects Office is open until April 15 with an “office party” reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday April 14.
Fayetteville Public Library, 4th Floor
401 Mountain Street West
OoPP office hours:
- Monday: 4-6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 10am-1pm
- Thursday: 10am-1pm
Or by chance, or by appointment, [email protected]
For more information about the project, please visit Walker’s project website: www.officeofpossibleprojects.info.