Althea Thauberger: Carrall Street (Powell Street)The Carrall Street edition documents Althea Thaubergers site specific work that took place on the 200 block of Carrall Street in front of Artspeak on September 30, 2008. It considered the specificities of the site as a nexus of social, economic, political, and cultural realities. The block was closed to traffic and illuminated by film lights. Collaborating with local communities, individuals, and organizations, Thauberger invited a diverse group to undertake independent actions or activities within the events framework. Approximately forty performers worked across and through the delineation provided by the block, extending their activities into alleys and bars. The performances ranged from repeated physical actions, oratories, orchestrated conversations, and scripted performances that often occurred at an intimate scale, to reflected or framed quotidian situations. Because the event encompassed the entire block, the work took on an expanded subject matter that included the attitudes and activities of spectators and passersby, heightened aesthetics and conditions of representation, the streets physical surroundings and architecture, and transitional moments in the streets development.
Carrall Street (Powell Street)
2008-09, digital c-print, 20.3 x 44, edition of 7